Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Copic Color Swatches for Photoshop (and Manga Studio)

(Update: I added the 72-piece sets.)

I recently gained an interest in using markers for sketching, so I used the full list of official Copic color swatches to recreate the individually packaged sets of Copic markers, to get an idea of which sets I would like to purchase. (I omitted the EX sets which just package new color releases.)

I posted them here for anyone else with an interest in Copic markers, or for anyone looking to use the swatches in their favorite program (mine is currently Manga Studio 5). Just click the set's name to download it (all sets are in the Photoshop color swatch file format, *.aco, which can also be used in Manga Studio).

You can also click on 'Official' below each set to visit the corresponding information page on the Copic website (I always link to the sketch marker version of the set). Clicking on 'Amazon' will do a search for that particular set on Amazon.com.

A set containing every Copic marker color can be downloaded from the Copic website. The set is in *.ase format however, so I converted it to *.aco in case you only have Manga Studio. You can download it by clicking here.

Note: Swatches with a "B" indicate the Copic blender marker.


  1. Hello,
    How do I add these color swatches to Manga Studio 5?

    1. Hi,
      After downloading, select 'Import color set...' from the swatch palette menu in Manga Studio. Then just browse to the file and double-click it. The palette menu is always the little symbol with an arrow and three-lines, in the top-left of each palette.

  2. does this work for manga studio 4?

    1. I'm not sure but I don't think so, unfortunately. Here's an article which explains how you can make them for yourself: http://mancer.com/2011/06/02/copic-colors-in-manga-studio-4/