What are Monthly Usage Plans?

  • We now offer flexible monthly usage plans so you can use Clip Studio Paint on your preferred devices.
    • Devices
    • Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook

    See here for monthly usage plan terms.

  • We offer both monthly and annual payment plans. An annual payment plan can save you up to 51% compared to a monthly payment plan.
  • You will need to register for a Clip Studio account. Registration is free.
  • First-time users can get up to 6 months free. For up to 6 months free, install the latest version of Clip Studio Paint on your preferred device and apply through the app.

    • How to to purchase a monthly usage plan
    • ● Windows/macOS

      1. Start Clip Studio Paint and click the following.

      2. Click “License Options”

      ● iPad

        In Clip Studio Paint, tap the P logo menu > Purchase app / Change grade or payment plan


      ● iPhone

      1. Tap the top left menu.

      2. Tap app settings

      3. Tap Purchase app / Change grade or payment plan

      ● Galaxy

        Please follow the instructions on the screen to apply via the Galaxy Store.

      ● Android / Chromebook

        Please follow the instructions on the screen to purchase via the Google Play Store.

    Note: The free offer of up to 6 months usage is not applicable in the following cases:
    ● Smartphone plan
    ● Ordering a plan via browser
    ● If you have already used the six month trial for Clip Studio Paint EX for iPad

Plan list

  • Regular Plans
  • Clip Studio Paint EX
    Plans Amount of devices Monthly payment Annual payment
    Single-device plan One device (Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) US$8.99 US$71.99
    (save 33%)
    Dual-device plan Up to two devices (Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) US$12.49 US$99.99
    (save 33%)
    Premium plan Up to four devices (Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) US$14.99 US$117.99
    (save 34%)
    Smartphone plan One smartphone device (iPhone / Galaxy / Android) US$2.49 US$16.99
    (save 43%)
    Clip Studio Paint PRO
    Plans Amount of devices Monthly payment Annual payment
    Single-device plan One device (Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) US$4.49 US$24.99
    (save 53%)
    Dual-device plan Up to two devices (Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) US$7.49 US$43.99
    (save 51%)
    Premium plan Up to four devices (Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook) US$8.99 US$53.99
    (save 50%)
    Smartphone plan One smartphone device (iPhone / Galaxy / Android) US$0.99 US$6.49
    (save 45%)

    Note: If you are using a single iPhone, you can alternatively use the smartphone plan.

  • Special rate
  • If you are already using Clip Studio Paint, take advantage of our special rate when starting a monthly usage plan. (Available once per license.) Please check below for details.

Clip Studio DEBUT

  • Enter your activation code to use the app for free.
  • The activation code you enter will determine your plan's expiration date and the number of devices you can use the app on.
  • You can extend the expiration date by entering the appropriate activation code. However, please note that no other changes can be made to your plan.
  • Your plan will be automatically canceled when the expiration date is reached.
  • The number of devices you can have on your plan is the same as for Clip Studio Paint PRO and EX.
  • If you have an activation code for a Clip Studio Paint DEBUT perpetual license, you can sign up for EX or PRO at a discounted price. For more details, please see here.
  • For more details on the differences between Clip Studio Paint DEBUT, PRO, and EX, please see here.

About activation codes

  • Activation Code Usage
  • With a monthly user plan you can use an activation code to pay for a new or existing plan without having to register a credit card.

    Activation codes cannot be used when ordering monthly usage plans from stores other than the Clip Studio Store (https://ec.clip-studio.com/), including the Apple App Store, the Galaxy Store, and the Google Play Store. Activation codes are available for purchase on the EC website, at retail outlets, and by other methods.

Manage Plan

  • Change Plan
    • When purchasing from the App Store
    • This can be changed from Clip Studio Paint’s P logo menu > Purchase app / Change grade or payment plan.

      ● Clip Studio Paint for iPad


      ● Clip Studio Paint for iPhone

      1. Tap the top left menu.

      2. Tap app settings

      3. Tap Purchase pp / Change grade or payment plan

      Note: Depending on the nature of the plan change, the usage period of the new plan may differ.
      You may also be entitled to a refund on the remaining days of your current plan.
      Please check all the details displayed carefully before requesting a plan change.

    • When purchasing from the Galaxy Store
    • From the Galaxy Store, follow the on-screen instructions to cancel your current plan.
      and sign up for a new plan.

    • When purchasing from the Google Play Store
    • From the Google Play Store, follow the on-screen instructions to cancel your current plan
      and sign up for a new plan.

    • In other cases
      • The following does not apply for the App Store, Galaxy Store, or Google Play Store. If you are signing up through one of these stores, please refer to the guide above.
      • You can change aspects of your current plan including the software grade from PRO to EX, the number of devices and your payment schedule from monthly to annually. If you are interested, please sign up through the Manage Monthly Plans screen.
      • Depending on the nature of the plan change, the start date of your new plan may differ - your new plan may start right away or after your next regular payment. For more information, please check the details when you request your plan change.
      • Once you have requested a plan change, you will not be able to request further changes to the same plan for 24 hours.
      • A difference in the payment amount may arise when requesting certain types of plan changes, such as increasing the number of devices, which will be charged at the time of plan change. The difference is calculated on a pro-rata basis, comparing the payment amount for the current plan with that of the new plan. Please see the following examples to help you understand how the differences are calculated.
      • Changing the number of devices
      • Example:
        Current Plan: Clip Studio Paint PRO Single-device plan (monthly payment)
        New Plan: Clip Studio Paint PRO Dual-device plan (monthly payment)

        For example, let's say you sign up for a monthly PRO Single-device plan on April 1, with the 1st of the month as your regular payment date, but on April 10 you want to change to a monthly PRO Dual-device plan.

        In this case, your plan will immediately convert to the monthly PRO Dual-device plan on April 10, but you will be required to pay upfront the difference in monthly payment amounts for the period between April 10 - May 1.

        • Clip Studio Paint PRO Dual-device plan charge (monthly)
          US$7.49
        • Clip Studio Paint PRO Single-device plan charge (monthly)
          US$4.49
        • Amount charged at the time of plan change
          (US$7.49 - US$4.49) x 21 (No. of days between Apr 10 - May 1) /30 (No. of days in Apr)
          US$2.10 (rounded down)
        • Payment amount for May 1 (next regular payment date)
          US$7.49
      • Changing the software grade from PRO to EX
      • Example:
        Current Plan: Clip Studio Paint PRO Single-device plan (monthly payment)
        New Plan: Clip Studio Paint EX Single-device plan (monthly payment)

        For example, let's say you sign up for a monthly PRO Single-device plan on February 20, with the 20th of the month as your regular payment date, but on March 10 you want to change to a monthly EX Single-device plan.

        In this case, your plan will immediately convert to the monthly EX Single-device plan on March 10, but you will be required to pay the difference in monthly payment amounts for the period between March 10-20 upfront.

        • Clip Studio Paint EX Single-device plan charge (monthly)
          US$8.99
        • Clip Studio Paint PRO Single-device plan charge (monthly)
          US$4.49
        • Amount charged at the time of plan change
          (US$8.99 - US$4.49) x 10 (No. of days between Mar 10-20) /28 (No. of days in Feb - because the contract period started on Feb 20)
          US$1.96 (rounded down)
        • Payment amount for March 20 (next regular payment date)
          US$8.99
      • Moving from a special offer PRO plan to a regular EX plan
      • Example:
        Current Plan: Special Offer Clip Studio Paint PRO Dual-device plan (monthly payment)
        New Plan: Regular Clip Studio Paint EX Single-device plan (monthly payment)

        For example, let's say you sign up for a Special Offer

        monthly PRO Dual-device plan on February 20, with the 20th of the month as your regular payment date, but on March 10 you want to change to a monthly EX Single-device plan.

        In this case, your plan will immediately convert to the monthly EX Single-device plan on March 10, but you will be required to pay upfront the difference in monthly payment amounts for the period between March 10 - 20.

        • Clip Studio Paint EX Single-device plan charge (monthly)
          US$8.99
        • Current Plan: Special Offer Clip Studio Paint PRO Dual-device plan Charge (monthly payment)
          US$3.49
        • Amount charged at the time of plan change
          (US$8.99 - US$3.49) x 10 (No. of days between Mar 10-20) /28 (No. of days in Feb - because the contract period started on Feb 20)
          US$1.96 (rounded down)
        • Payment amount for March 20 (next regular payment date)
          US$8.99
        • Note: The special offer price is limited to one time per license
          As you will have already used your special offer, you will be charged the regular amount for your new plan.

      • Changing the software grade from EX to PRO and the number of devices
      • Example:
        Current Plan: Clip Studio Paint EX Smartphone plan (monthly payment)
        New Plan: Clip Studio Paint PRO Dual-device plan (monthly payment)

        For example, let's say you sign up for a monthly EX Smartphone plan on February 20, with the 20th of the month as your regular payment date, but on March 10 you want to change to a monthly PRO Dual-device plan.

        In this case, your plan will immediately convert to the monthly PRO Dual-device plan on March 10, but you will be required to pay upfront the difference in monthly payment amounts for the period between March 10 - 20.

        • Clip Studio Paint PRO Dual-device plan charge (monthly)
          US$7.49
        • Clip Studio Paint EX Smartphone plan charge (monthly)
          US$2.49
        • Amount charged at the time of plan change
          (US$7.49 - US$2.49) x 10 (No. of days between Mar 10-20) /28 (No. of days in Feb - because the contract period started on Feb 20)
          US$1.96 (rounded down)
        • Payment amount for March 20 (next regular payment date)
          US$7.49

Available devices

  • Change your device
  • If you subscribe to a single device plan, a dual device plan, or a premium plan, you can change the Windows/macOS/iPad/iPhone/Galaxy/Android/Chromebook device(s) you use Clip Studio Paint on to even after you have begun using it. There is an upper limit on the number of changes that can be made.

    • Procedure
      1. Install the latest version of Clip Studio Paint

        2-1. When changing to Windows

        Click the Help menu > Review/Change License > Deactivate and launch on this device


        2-2. When changing to macOS

        Click the CLIP STUDIO PAINT menu > Review/Change License > Deactivate and launch on this device


        2-3. When changing to iPad

        Select the P logo menu > Review/Change License > Deactivate and launch on this device


        2-4. When changing to an iPhone, a Galaxy smartphone or an Android smartphone

        1. Clip Studio Paint [≡] menu


        2. App Settings


        3. Select Review/Change License > Deactivate and launch on this device


        2-5. When changing to a Galaxy tablet, Android tablet or a Chromebook

        Select the P logo menu > Review/Change License > Deactivate and launch on this device


For Samsung Galaxy or Android users

  • A plan for your preferred tablet or smartphone.
  • The smartphone plan does not offer a pressure detection function. If you want to use pen pressure detection with the S pen or use an external device with a pressure pen such as Wacom One in DeX mode, please register for a plan other than the Smartphone Plan.

Payment

  • When purchasing from the App Store

    • You can use the payment method linked to your Apple ID for payment.
    • For changes to payment methods, please see the App Store.
  • When purchasing from the Galaxy Store

    • If you would like to change your payment method, please do so on the Galaxy Store.
  • When purchasing from the Google Play Store

    • For changes to payment methods, please see the Google Play Store.
  • In other cases

    • A credit card is required for payment.
    • The credit card used for payment can be changed from the My Plans screen.
  • Your contract will be automatically renewed.
    Payments are made on a fixed date according to your plan.
    You can check your plan’s payment schedule and payment status from the My Plans screen.
  • No refunds or changes to the plan can be made once your order is complete.

Requesting Cancellation

  • When purchasing from the App Store

    • Please cancel your plan from the App Store.
  • When purchasing from the Galaxy Store

    • Please cancel your plan through the Galaxy Store.
  • When purchasing from the Google Play Store

    • Please cancel your plan via the Google Play Store.
  • In other cases

  • Plans cannot be immediately canceled. When you cancel a plan, the cancellation will occur from your next scheduled payment date.
  • You will be able to use Clip Studio Paint until your next scheduled payment/cancellation date.
  • Cancellation requests can be undone.
  • If your final payment is not made by the scheduled payment date due to insufficient balance or other reasons, your plan will be canceled.

Monthly usage plan bonus

Users of certain monthly and annual usage plans, or users who have signed up for a new plan, will receive a free copy of the materials available from Clip Studio Assets.
For more details, please see here.

Support

  • If you have any other questions, please contact us from here.
  • Note: Please inform us of your order number when you make an inquiry. Find your order number under My Plans.