Windows/macOS: How do I start using Clip Studio Paint after purchasing the download version?

You can use it by starting CLIP STUDIO PAINT and entering the 30-digit serial number starting with "SP".

How to get started
1. Check that you have received a serial number
2. Install the application
3. Launch the application and enter the serial number

If you have applied for a monthly usage plan, please see here.

Please see the following for detailed instructions.

1. Check that you have received a serial number

When you purchase the download version of Clip Studio Paint, you will receive an email with your serial number at the email address you provided when you made your order.

Please make sure you have received an email from the following address:


Additionally, if you did not receive your serial number via email, please check the following pages.

● My serial number notification email hasn’t arrived

2. Install the application

1. Open the following page:

2. From [Latest version], select your computer’s operating system.

3. To install, run the download installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

Windows: Microsoft Edge

macOS: Safari

3. Launch the application and enter the serial number

1. Double-click Clip Studio to launch it.

2. Click [PAINT] in the upper left corner of the screen.

If you have used a trial version or another grade of Clip Studio Paint in the past, the serial number entry screen will not appear upon launch.
If so, follow the instructions on this page here to activate Clip Studio Paint allowing you to use it.

3. Click [I already have a license / I have signed up for the free offer].

4. When the login screen appears, enter your email address and password to log in.

5. Enter your serial number and click [Activate].

If you don't see your license field, enter your serial number in the Enter Serial Number field and click Launch.

6. Clip Studio Paint will launch.

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