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Free Brushes for Manga Studio 5/ Clip Studio Paint by iridescentdelirium Free Brushes for Manga Studio 5/ Clip Studio Paint by iridescentdelirium
This is the current set of brushes I use. They're all either modified standard brushes or created from brush tips I've made myself.

You MAY freely use and modify these brushes and use them for personal and professional work alike.
You MAY share brushes you've made using my brushes as a base, as long as you share them for free and direct people back to this original post.
You MAY NOT sell these brushes or any derivatives of them.

When you download and unzip the files, you'll be left with a folder containing four sub-folders. Here's a few words on their contents:

Basic Set:
These are my basic, all-purpose brushes. Most of them I use as-is, changing the size as I go, but not much else.

Cel is based on one of my favourite Sai brushes. It's a hard, basic round brush which is very responsive to pressure sensitivity and slides smoothly from a very thin line to a nice, thick one. Good for a nice, variable line while inking, or for sketching, or for getting a thin, crisp line.

Sketch Pen works well for sketching out lineart.

Digi Brush 4 handles wonderfully for creating painterly colours. Play around with it, blend colours with it. It's without a doubt one of my favourites.

Simple Round is a great tool for filling in large areas or blocking out your basic colours. Since it uses the basic round brush tip it resist lag even at large sizes.

All the brushes labelled as 'block and blend' are ones where I actively change the 'Mix ground color' setting off and on as I go. I tend to have it on to begin with, but since the Ink settings mix heavily, I sometimes switch it off for a few strokes to add new colour on top of existing colour, then back on again for blending.

These are my most recent brushes, all based on real, scanned ink strokes.

All the 'Stroke' ones are ribbon brushes, so they handle well even at larger sizes.

The rest repeat their brush tip at various angles with some size variation to create interesting, organic patterns. I avoided the scatter setting (Spraying effect) with these ones, again to keep them smooth and efficient.
As a side note, when using spraying effects I recommend keeping the 'Particle size' option visible in your 'Tool property' window.

Simple leaf-like patterns, a bark-like pattern, and a couple of sponge-like brushes. Pretty self-explanatory.

The title says 'Unoptimised' for a reason. These are some of my earliest attempts at brushmaking. I keep them around because some of them have a good idea for a brush and I keep meaning to remake them. They have interesting effects to them even in their current state.
Mostly they have the issue of the brusheads not having been created in grayscale and thus repeating the colour black instead of your palette colour unless one enables the mixing options. Some of them also lag, or don't repeat well outside a particular resolution, so be warned.
I've included them mainly for those interested in making their own brushes. If you're just planning to use my brushes as they are, I recommend skipping this folder.

Importing multiple brushes in MS5/CSP:…
The video's a bit slow but it is thorough, so good for beginners.
The instructions do work in Windows.
I haven't bought his brush set but it looked good so feel free to give it a try.

If you want to make your own brushes, please note that if you want your brush to repeat the colour you're painting with and not the colour the brush tip was made with then the Brush Tip needs to be created on a Grayscale/Monochrome Layer!

If you are new to MS5/CSP I highly recommend watching this short video before you begin experimenting with brushmaking:…
I really wish I hadn't had to learn these basics the hard way. Just watch it.

The same user also has a longer video on brush settings in MS5:…

If you're making brush tips out of scanned images and want to get rid of the white background, you can change the 'Expression color' of the layer to 'Grayscale' (or Monochrome) and click the black box next to the drop-down menu to ensure only the black is visible.
You can find your 'Expression color' drop-down box in your 'Layer Properties' window or by right-clicking your layer and selecting 'Convert Layer'.

I also find the 'Select Color Gamut' (Under 'Selection') and 'Tone Curve' (Edit>Tonal Correction>Tone Curve) options particularly useful for this process.

Remember that under 'File>Command Bar Settings' you can arrange the icons on your command bar for easy access to frequently used functions.

You can move nearly all UI elements around just by dragging and dropping, so make sure to organize them in a manner that suits your workflow. (I for one have a habit of constantly moving my 'Color Wheel' and 'Color History' around as I work.)
Note that changes to UI and brushes are saved when you close the application, so if you've made extensive changes to your UI or imported/modified brushes, it may be a good idea to make sure you close the program so the changes you've made are saved and not lost in case of power failure/software malfunction.

And yes, Manga Studio and Clip Studio Paint are indeed the same application.
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AryannaDraws Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I just tested these and they're amazing!! <3
mateusboga Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017   Digital Artist
Painting with these brushes is like sex
TheFirstNameless Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Why can't I download them??? D:
OKami-hu Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gods, I needed the inking and filler brushes. Gonna try these.

Edit: tried them. I'm weeping over the Cel, it's fantastic.
RaineKugami Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG thank you so much! I've gotten so used to making brushes in Medibang that MS5/CSP feels so foreign, these will help me out greatly :)
SmishySmush Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK. GOD. jesus christ these brushes are amazing!
waterfall-works Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I installed them but it says that my file format is not supported. 
OmegaOverdrive Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The link is broken! ;v;
AdvanceRun Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Download button ; it works. just try again and again. restart the browser. 
GeniouslyHackedBebop Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This has saved my life! Thank you so much!
StarflightGaming Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESH THIS SAVED ME THANK YOU Lucky Star - Konata Excited Jumping 
kaox2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for these brushes!!
RockBunting Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your hard work! I will surely try them :)
VenneccaBlind Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing <3 I am gonna try them out :D thank you so much!
MorbidFool Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
-saves, because she downloaded MS5 but still hasn't used it-
Annredchili Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Thanks for share ♥
lenocarvalho Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Very Thanks!
Tashi28 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These look  amazing! thanks for sharing ^^ :iconhugplz:
Earthen-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Downloaded and love them all~
RachBurns Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is probably super old, but I've found the perfect brushset in here to do some things. Thank you so very much!
Gregwc Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thanks, great stuff!!
TaeWonDee Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the tips!!
Myredge Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
SandraSandra11 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so pretty thanks a bunch :heart: gonna test them allPokemon - Ash Ketchum [V.1] 
eliotecre Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol. references
SandraSandra11 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always fun to write B)
Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you for this epic stuff! :heart:
neotwenty1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this!
tsunamiset Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thanks for the brushes, can you explain how to install them in the program please.
T-h-e--W-i-z-a-r-d Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You should just drag and drop them into the brush part of the program!
tsunamiset Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, i figure it out by my self, but thanks any way, the brushes are awesome.
Ziocho Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Student General Artist
I love this set! I'm playing around with making quick backdrops and wow, I'm having so much fun!
kamalamala99 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Will someone please tell me how to get these into the program? it says that the file format is unsupported when I tried to import them into manga studio 5. PLEASE HELP!
goodninjaphox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
I had the same problem at first, did you extract all the files from the zip folder? thats what I had to do to be able to put them into the program
verovera Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Thank you!! love these brushes!
Naratu21 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Where do I download this? I don't see a download link anywhere..... which is a shame because these brushes look really cool, honestly.
Naratu21 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
HySooo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! Digi brush 4 was the brush i never knew I needed <3
Ziphora Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you muchly. <3
bella50736 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Thank you very much!
Dastan-prince Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
You my kind sir, are awesome. Sharing these materials for free is something you don't see too much these days. My deepest thanks.
Roosk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing!!
bartonchick44 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016   General Artist
Thanks for sharing!  :) 
Spookykitty9 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ink stroke is amazing :D If I install these I'll definitely use them!
ZelementsLili Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
woh these brushes are really amazing, I especially love the ink strokes! It might have been quite hard to make such an effect with CSP, I'm really impressed! thanks! and a special thanks for your explanation below!
YumeON Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you so much,  especially for the explanation ^^
mpanda2016 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much ! brush very very good <3  I very love it
Witzend853 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
Thanks.  I really appreciate this,  I can use it right away.
ritanextdoor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :3
ardvarkboy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Thank you.. very nice! 
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