Clip Studio Paint 1.9.2 is out!

I swear I’m not trying to be a Clip Studio Paint blog. But I find myself not having much else to write about on this blog these days. And I do find Clip Studio Paint updates and reading their release notes genuinely exciting.

We now have Clip Studio Paint 1.9.2 today. (see the official Release Notes page)

Just based on their announcements, I was originally not too excited about it. But it turns out they hid some unexpectedly nice things in the this latest update.

Here’s a rundown of what’s new; the features that stand out to me, and some attempt to clarify details that might be a bit confusing.

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Clip Studio Paint 1.8.6 released! New brushes, Pose scanner, many helpful changes included.

Celsys has released the new 1.8.6 update for Clip Studio Paint! (Tweet)

Its highlight additions for this new version are the addition of new included brushes, and the new Pose Scanner (as an in-development “technology preview” feature, similar to their “Colorize” and “Remove Tones” features.)

But there were a bunch of other changes and additions that I really appreciated.

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TIL: Project Gemini

I’ve always thought that Photoshop was in a weird spot, and that Adobe had to always make strange concessions when designing and developing it.

To me, Photoshop has long been a general-purpose raster-based image editing thing. Touch-up tools. Color adjustment tools. Customizable brushes for drawing and painting. Obviously, their unbeatable typography tools that Adobe is known for. Loads of other things. Adobe’s development team can be as large as they want to support as many users and use cases as they want, but various features serving different purposes in a single program inevitably butt heads with each other.

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New URL! Welcome, everyone!

Hello and welcome to the new URL for my art and tech blog.

https://pharan.tech.blog

I’ve transferred over the one post from the old blog so that’s now here too.

I feel bad for having a blog that only contains one mean hardware review of the one thing. I’m not that kind of person so I don’t really want this to be that kind of blog.

I’ll start to write a few drafts, and mirror some illustration and animation software news in the next little bit, including the increasingly popular Clip Studio Paint, which I find myself enjoying talking to people about anyway. I also think I might include some content on psychology/neuroscience-y stuff that may interest artists and illustrators.

As always, take care everyone!