How can I change the color of my line art?

Question

How can I change the color of my line art in Clip Studio Paint?



Answer

You can change the color of the line using a variety of methods, such as the [Convert to drawing color] function, locking transparency, or applying a layer color.

Please find each method below.



Changing the color of the lines on a selected layer

With the [Convert to drawing color] function in the [Edit] menu, you can change the color of the lines on a selected layer.


Example of Use
・Turning black line art into another color


1. Select the line art layer you want to change the color of.

Note: Any areas other than the line art must be transparent.



2. On the color palette, select the desired color for the line art.



3. Select [Edit] menu > [Convert to drawing color].


4. The line art color will change to the color selected.




Note:

If the color of the line is gray or does not change, set the expression color of the layer to [Color] from the [Layer Properties] palette.




Changing only part of the line art’s color

You can use the [Lock Transparent Pixels] function to change the color of the line art to a different color.

This allows you to draw in the area where the image is located without protruding into the transparent area.


Example of Use
・When you want only a part of the line to be a a different color


1. Select the line art layer you want to change the color of.

Note: Any areas other than the line art must be transparent.


2. On the layer palette, select [Lock Transparent Pixels].



3. If you use a drawing tool such as the Airbrush or Pen tool, you can change the color of the line art to the desired color.




Note:

If the color of the line is gray or does not change, set the expression color of the layer to [Color] from the [Layer Property] palette.




Temporarily changing the line art's color

The [Layer Color] function allows you to temporarily change the color of your line art.

This displays the content on the layer in a different color, and allows you to easily return to its original color, letting you use it as a temporary display.


Example of use
・When you want to temporarily change the color of a lower layer's line art to a lighter color, such as light blue.
・When you want to change the monotone material to a different color when creating a color manga.


1. Select the layer in which you want to change the line art color, and turn on [Layer Color] in [Layer Property] palette.



2. The [Layer Color] item will display and the color of the line will be changed to light blue, the initial layer color.

Click on the color part of [Layer Color].



Select the desired color from [Color Settings] and click OK.



4. The color of the content on the layer will change to the selected color.



Note: You can restore the layer's original color by turning off the [Layer Color] icon on the [Layer Property] palette.