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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.


Edit 01/07/2017 Added another folder called 'dw csp brushes'. These are the current brushes I use, the exact same set that's found in my more recent submission here. There's quite a bit of overlap between them and some of the brushes already in this set, but I felt it's clearer to keep the folders as they are.

Though I've moved on to Clip Studio Paint, I've tested my newer brushes in Manga Studio 5 so they shouldn't give you trouble either way.


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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MoonJH Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I love you.
HolyEyE Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
thank you, love the ink ones
Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Just wanted to say thank you for providing these brushes! ^^ They will REALLY help me out. I will send a shout out to you when I make my next piece.
MissPuppeteer0916 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
these have improved my art so much and give me such wonderful versatility, thank you so much <3 
sianic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
beautiful brushes..thanks
Jenanimeart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Student Artist
Beautiful thank you for everything
LunaCat412 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It won't let me import them because the file is a zip file, do you know how I can make it work?
Soulfiredragon666 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
ooh these look amazing I cant wait to try them out :3
SimonBaku Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
AryannaDraws Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just tested these and they're amazing!! <3
iridescentdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
I'm glad you like 'em! I just added some new brushes to the set, so feel free to give those a go too, if you're so inclined =]
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:
iridescentdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
I'm sorry but I don't know! Maybe the DA servers were in a bad mood?
TheFirstNameless Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Student General Artist
haha yes, I think so. I clicked so many times 'till it finally responded xD Thanks for sharing!
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.
I love Cel. There's nothing like a good, crisp line =D

Another one of my favourites is the 'variable rectangle' brush. It has similar size variation to Cel, but with the additions of opacity and blending. If you want to give it a try it's in the new folder I just added to this set ('dw csp brushes'). That folder is also available separately here: My Current Clip Studio Paint Brushes
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. 
iridescentdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
Did you unzip the folder before trying to add the brushes?
waterfall-works Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought I did, but I finally figured it out! Thank you very much they're really useful!
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  Hobbyist General Artist
This has saved my life! Thank you so much!
iridescentdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
Happy to help =]
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!!
iridescentdelirium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
You're very welcome =]
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 Filmographer
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!
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