Entry period specified, prizes clearly stated, Entry requirement not overlooked, Clip Studio Paint December 2020 tutorial themes

December 2020 tutorial themes for Clip Studio Paint are now available.

Read the press release

Now accepting tutorials for “TIPS of the Month”

Post your tutorial on our theme of the month and share your art knowledge with creators all over the world!
Each month, we’ll select the best tutorials on Clip Studio TIPS with new content across a range of genres for a total of up to US$10,000 in prizes!

December 1 (Mon) ~ January 4 (Mon) 10:00 JST (UTC 01:00)

This month’s themes are…

Theme 1

Webtoon Techniques #WebtoonTips

How do you use vertical scrolling to your advantage when creating a webtoon? We’d like to see tutorials with advice for scene transitions, action scenes, and coloring tips for vertical scrolling comics (as compared to page-by-page comics).

Theme 2

Using Blending Modes #UsingBlendingModes

We’d like to see tutorials centered around the practical usage of Clip Studio Paint’s essential blending modes in your artwork.

Theme 3

Concept Art Composition & Creation #ConceptArtCreation

Explain composition and drawing techniques for concept art creation using Clip Studio Paint. Tutorials should focus on points such as the golden ratio, the rule of thirds, eye guidance, contrast adjustment, and thumbnail creation.

Total rewards worth US$10,000 each month!

Each month, we’ll select the best tutorials from chosen themes on Clip Studio Tips across a range of genres, giving out up to $US10,000 worth of rewards! Why not create your own tutorial to share your tips and teach other creators about Clip Studio Paint?

We will announce the winners on the tenth of the following month.

Video Award: US$900 per person (up to 10 people)
Gold Award: US$700 per person (up to 4 people)
Silver Award: US$300 per person (up to 10 people)
Bronze award: 3,000 GOLD per person (up to 30 people)

  • Notes:
  • – TIPS posted with a YouTube video will be eligible for the Video Award as well as the Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards.
  • – Winnings will be transferred to a PayPal or bank account. Transfer fees will be paid by Celsys, but fees for obtaining the winning sum will be paid by the winner.

How to apply

To enter this contest, simply post your tutorial to Clip Studio Tips with the tag MonthlyTIPS202012 and one theme tag (WebtoonTips, UsingBlendingModes, ConceptArtCreation).
When posting with a YouTube video, include the hashtag (#ClipStudioTips2020) and the Clip Studio TIPS URL (https://tips.clip-studio.com/) in the YouTube video’s information section. Please ensure that embedded YouTube videos are set to “Public.” Videos set to “Unlisted” are not eligible.

Tutorials that do not follow the posting guidelines (such as tutorials containing copyrighted content or characters) cannot be considered for awards. Publish early to increase your view count and likes! We advise you to publish your entries as soon as possible, as the number of views and likes will influence selection.

Entry requirements

  • To be eligible, please create an illustrated tutorial along one of the monthly themes in Clip Studio Paint.
  • Tutorials that are newly posted during the submission period will be eligible. Tips that have already been posted cannot be accepted for the monthly contest.
  • The minimum word count is 200 words. (Minimum 200 words in English, French, Spanish, and German; 500 characters in Japanese and Korean; 400 characters in Traditional Chinese)
  • Please include at least 2 screenshots or images, progress shots, or screen captures so that your tutorial is easy for beginners to understand. (Please refrain from adding text to your images, as it will not be translated.) You can also use videos or gifs.
  • The first image appearing in your tutorial becomes the default thumbnail. We recommend choosing something appealing that will catch the viewer’s eye.
  • If you participate with a Youtube video, please present the theme you chose at the beginning of the video.
    Videos are recommended to be 5 minutes or more. Add narration, background music, and subtitles to make the content easier to understand. For background music and images used in videos, please check the YouTube regulations and adjust them accordingly. In the TIPS article, include the image that will be used as a thumbnail at the top of the text, text and images explaining the content of the video (at least 200 words, not including author profile text) and the Youtube video URL.

Link: https://www.clipstudio.net/content/tips/en

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