By default, Celsys let you launch the CLIP Studio app, which is sort of a launcher app to manage your services with them. In there is an option to launch CLIP Studio Paint, but some of us prefer a one-click solution to the actual painting app. Thankfully that’s doable, you just need to know where to look and do a bit of manual work.
On Windows, open an Explorer window and navigate to Program Files – CELSYS – CLIP STUDIO 1.5 – CLIP STUDIO PAINT and find CLIPStudioPaint.exe. Right-click on it and choose either
- Pin to Start
- or Create Shortcut (on Desktop)
- Windows 11 users need to select “more options” to bring these entries up
Don’t worry if you’re on version 2 or perhaps 3 by the time you’re reading this, as far as I know the 1.5 folder has not been renamed to reflect newer versions.
With our new shortcut in place, we can now launch CLIP Studio Paint immediately without the launcher app.
I haven’t had a chance how to do this on the Mac, but I’ll update this article when I install it. Watch this space!