Ver. 1: How do I start using Clip Studio Paint after purchasing a Ver. 1 one-time purchase license?

Available by launching Clip Studio Paint and entering a 30-digit serial number beginning with "SP".

Note: This page is for Windows/macOS users.

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 purchased Ver2.0 lump sum payment, please check here.

Please see the following for detailed instructions.

1. Check that you have received a serial number

When you purchase the one-time purchase 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:

If you did not receive it, please check your spam box.


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 / Sign up for a free trial.

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

5. Enter your serial number and click Launch.

6. Clip Studio Paint will launch.

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