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Sub tool Palette Menu

The following describes the functions included in the menu that displays when you click [Palette menu] on the upper left corner of the [Sub tool] palette.


 

Some menu items can be run from the context menu that displays when you right click the mouse.

Settings of sub tool group

Displays the [Settings of sub tool group] dialog box where you can configure a name for the sub tool.

Duplicate sub tool

Displays the [Duplicate sub tool] dialog box to copy the currently selected sub tool.

[Duplicate sub tool] Dialog Box

(1)   Name

Input a name for the sub tool.

(2)   Output process

Displays the output process of the currently selected sub tool.

(3) Input process

Displays the input process of the currently selected sub tool.

(4) Tool icon

Specify the icon to display on the [Tool] palette when the sub tool is selected.

Switch a setting to [User settings] to display a file selection dialog that allows you to select an image file to use as an icon.

(5)Background color of icon

Configure the background color for the icon to display on the [Tool] palette when the sub tool is selected. Clicking the color indicator displays the [Color settings] dialog box.


 

·For details on [Output process] and [Input process], see "Input Process and Output Process of Sub Tools" .

·Acceptable file formats for [Tool icon] → [User settings] are: BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and Targa.
The image can be changed by specifying an image and then clicking [User settings] again.

·For details on the [Color settings] dialog box, see "[Advanced settings of color] Dialog Box" .

Settings of sub tool

Displays the [Settings of sub tool] dialog box where you can edit the name of the currently selected sub tool.

Sub tool settings dialog

(1)   Name

Input a name for the sub tool.

(2)   Output process

Displays the output process of the currently selected sub tool.

(3)Input process

Displays the input process of the currently selected sub tool.

(4) Tool icon

Specify the icon to display on the [Tool] palette when the sub tool is selected.

Switch a setting to [User settings] to display a file selection dialog that allows you to select an image file to use as an icon.

(5)Background color of icon

Configure the background color for the icon to display on the [Tool] palette when the sub tool is selected. Clicking the color indicator displays the [Color settings] dialog box.


 

·For details on [Output process] and [Input process], see "Input Process and Output Process of Sub Tools" .

·Acceptable file formats for [Tool icon] → [User settings] are: BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and Targa.
The image can be changed by specifying an image and then clicking [User settings] again.

·For details on the [Color settings] dialog box, see "[Advanced settings of color] Dialog Box" .

Delete sub tool

Deletes the currently selected sub tool.

Create custom sub tool [PRO/EX]

Displays the [Create custom sub tool] dialog box to add the current settings on the [Tool Property] palette as a new sub tool.

[Create custom sub tool] Dialog Box

(1)   Name

Input a name for the sub tool.

(2)   Output process

Configure an output process for the sub tool.

(3)Input process

Configure an input process for the sub tool.

(4) Tool icon

Specify the icon to display on the [Tool] palette when the sub tool is selected.

Switch a setting to [User settings] to display a file selection dialog that allows you to select an image file to use as an icon.

(5)Background color of icon

Configure the background color for the icon to display on the [Tool] palette when the sub tool is selected. Clicking the color indicator displays the [Color settings] dialog box.


 

·For details on [Output process] and [Input process], see "Input Process and Output Process of Sub Tools" .

·Acceptable file formats for [Tool icon] → [User settings] are: BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and Targa.
The image can be changed by specifying an image and then clicking [User settings] again.

·For details on the [Color settings] dialog box, see "[Advanced settings of color] Dialog Box" .

Add initial sub tools

This opens the [Add initial sub tools] dialog box, where you can add tools to the initial settings. If you delete a sub tool from the initial settings, you can add it back here.

Select a sub-tool to from [Add initial sub tools] dialog box and select [OK] to add the selected tool to the [Sub Tool] palette.


 

Sub tools added from the [Add initial sub tools] dialog box will be added to the currently selected sub tool group.

Lock [PRO/EX]

Saves the values configured on the [Tool Property] palette to the currently selected sub tool. When locked, the settings on the [Tool Property] palette can be changed but when the same sub tool is selected again, the settings are restored to those at the time of [Lock].


 

Locked sub tools are displayed on the [Sub tool] palette with a [Lock] icon.

Revert to initial settings

Resets the settings on the [Sub tool] palette and restores the selected sub tool settings to their initial values.

Register to initial settings

Registers the settings on the [Sub tool] palette as the initial settings for the selected sub tool.

Modifier key settings [PRO/EX]

Opens the [Modifier Key Settings] dialog box where you can configure modifier keys for the selected sub tool.


 

For details on the [Modifier Key Settings] dialog box, see "Modifier key settings [Windows] [PRO/EX]" .

Import sub tool [PRO/EX]

Imports a sub tool file (extension: sut) to be registered in the [Sub tool] palette. When using Windows/macOS, IllustStudio and ComicStudio tool sets (extension: tos) can also be imported.


 

Sub tool files (extension: sut) and IllustStudio and ComicStudio tool sets (extension: tos) can also be imported to the [Sub tool] palette using drag and drop.

Export sub tool [PRO/EX]

Exports (saves) the selected [Sub Tool] to a sub tool file (extension: sut).

Register sub tool as material [PRO/EX]

Displays the [Material property] dialog box to register the selected sub tool in a [Material] palette.


 

·A sub tool can also be registered as material by dragging and dropping the selected sub tool to a [Material list] on the [Material] palette. When registered in this way, the [Material property] dialog box does not display.

·Sub tools registered to the [Material] palette can be uploaded to the CLIP server using the included portal application, CLIP STUDIO. For details on uploading methods, please refer to [CLIP STUDIO TIPS].

·CLIP STUDIO can be launched via the [File] menu ([CLIP STUDIO PAINT] menu on macOS and iPad) → [Open CLIP STUDIO].

[Material property] Dialog Box
(1)   Material name

Input a name for the material.

(2)   Location to save material

Click a folder to specify the location to save the material. The specified location is reflected in the [Tree view] of the [Material] palette.

(3)   Search tag

Click the tag list to specify the search tag to be displayed on the [Tag list].

Clicking the tag with a + sign in the lower right will allow you to create a new tag.

Import sub tool material

The [Import sub tool material] dialog is displayed and sub-tool materials downloaded from CLIP STUDIO ASSETS are imported.

By selecting the sub-tool material to load from the [Sub Tool List], and clicking [OK], the sub tool material is loaded into the [Sub Tool] pal­ette.

[Import sub tool material] dialog box
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(1)   Search box

Enter keywords and search for sub tool materials.

(2)   Tag list

A list of tags assigned to materials displayed as buttons. When clicking the button, the sub-tool material with the specified parameter is displayed in the [Sub tool List].

(3)   Sub Tool List

Display sub tool materials downloaded from CLIP STUDIO ASSETS in a list.

(4)   Show item check box

A check box is displayed for each thumbnail of the sub tool materials displayed in the [Sub Tool List]. You can select a material by turning on the check box.

(5)   Thumbnail [Large]

The thumbnail of the sub tool materials displayed in the [Sub Tool List] is displayed large.

(6)   Thumbnail [Small]

The thumbnail of the sub tool materials displayed in the [Sub Tool List] is displayed small.

(7)   Thumbnail [Detail]

In addition to thumbnails of the sub tool materials displayed in the [Sub Tool List], information on the sub tool materials is displayed.

How to show

Configure how to display each sub tool button.

Stroke

Displays sub tool buttons as strokes. Strokes can be used only for drawing tools such as pen and brush. For others, a text is displayed.

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Tile/Tile small

Displays sub tool buttons as tiles. Tiles come in two sizes.

Text

Displays the sub tool buttons using text.

Show group name of sub tool

When turned on, displays the sub tool group name next to the [Switch group] icon.

Show command bar

When turned on, the command bar is displayed on the [Sub tool] palette.

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Change Order

The icon order method can be selected in [Tool Group] in [Sub Tool] on the [Sub Tool] palette.


Drag

The sub tool and tool group layout on the palette can be changed by dragging the icons.

Ctrl + drag

The sub tool and tool group layout on the palette can be changed by dragging the icons while holding down the [Ctrl] key.

Hide sub tool palette

Hides the [Sub tool] palette.


 

To display the [Sub tool] palette again, select [Window] menu → [Sub tool].

 

 

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