Clip Studio Paint Pro
Current version: 1.5.4
· Natural, realistic-looking pen strokes
· Brush stabilization
· Multitouch gestures
· Pen mode
· Recreation of various artistic media
· Draw complicated patterns with one stroke
· Draw vectors
· 3D materials and rulers
· 3D drawing figures
· Close line gaps
· Automatic creation of effect lines
· Unlimited tones
· PSD Support
My go-to application, an absolute workhorse. The software every Windows tabletPC owner must own. My only minor quibbles: a few UI elements are small and difficult access and English language updates don’t come as frequently as their Japanese counterparts.
Already a bargain at just under $50, the software is regularly discounted by 50% or more.
As a big Clip Studio Paint (formerly Manga Studio) enthusiast, I worry about the software’s future as more and more free alternatives become available.