I have been using Clip Studio Paint EX for about a week now, though I had been using Manga Studio for about 5 years before that. I have been concentrating on what I consider to be the most interesting new feature of the program, the ability to do animation.
You read that right, animation!
Now for those of you that know me, you know I am incredibly fascinated in seeing the Tiny Tots animated. You also may have seen several attempts at animation, most of which were not awesome. Up until this point I had never found an animation program that I enjoyed drawing in, that has changed with Clip Studio Paint. I have always loved drawing in Manga Studio and Clip Studio Paint keeps all those things I love and gives me the ability to animate.
Now don’t get me wrong animating anything is still slow and tedious work, there are no shortcuts in Clip Studio Paint you have to draw each and every frame. It’s much more like animation was in the old days when you drew each cell. But that is what I like about it, I can grasp the concept of redrawing something in an every so slightly different position easier than I can move a bunch of “bones” to move a character.
I am still just barely ankle deep into this program but I am loving it so far.