Black Ink is a new, non-realistic GPU based painting application that, instead of imitating traditional tools, brings new inspirations to every artist. Forget about pen and paper or watercolor and discover a new, generative and truly computer based way to create.
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4. syyskuu

Black Ink 0.249.2089

The Version 0.249.2089 is now available

Dear Black Ink users,

We hope you had a wonderful summer and we’re happy to present you a new version of Black Ink!

This update includes a lot of features you asked for as well as new innovative tools:
We now have an autosave feature, resize and crop functions for your document, new drawing helpers with interactive straight lines and angle snap, a very useful new type of brushes and more.

Please have a look at this video to discover all these new features and please let us know what you think!

We hope you’ll enjoy drawing with Black Ink as much as we do and we’ll be back soon with more exciting features!

Bleank Team

Changes in motion :

List of changes :

  • New Straight Line Draw mode( Shortcut: K )
  • New Pressing the Shift key when drawing now displays a Snap Angle Wheel. The angles can be edited in the Straight Line Parameters
  • New Angle snap parameters on the main Toolbar

  • New Simple line default brush.
  • New Pencil default brush.
  • New Free Fill default brush.
  • New Polygonal Fill default brush.
  • New PondPlant Fill default brush.
  • New Angle line Fill default brush.
  • New Ruins default brush.
  • Felt pen default brush has been updated (It now uses the tilt and the pressure of the stylus to adjust opacity).

  • New Crop Tool (shortcut: Shift+C)

  • New Image - Resize Dialog
  • New Auto Recover - Auto recover option can be accessed throught the Preference Panel in the General Tab section
  • The New.. Dialog has been redesigned. It has default and user presets and the ability to define a starting background color.
  • The Fill layer tool is now directly accessible in the Main toolbar. It comes with these associated shortcuts:
    • G - Fill the current layer or selection with the current fill color
    • Ctrl-G - Fill the current layer alpha with the current fill color
    • Ctrl+Alt+G - Fill the empty areas of the current layer with the fill color.
    • Alt+G - Switch the Eyedropper between the current brush color and the fill color
  • Fixed The time parameter wasn’t reinitialised between strokes ( issue )
  • Fixed When cancelling the transform operation of a selection the selected area was erased ( issue )
  • Fixed Using the “Del” shortcut when using the transformation tool clears the canvas instead of the currently transformed object
  • Fixed Problem occurred when using the stylus button when drawing ( issue )
  • Fixed Grayscale JPG can now be opened
  • Fixed Random crashes
  • Better Image sampling after a transformation ( less blur after a simple Transform -> Move operation ).
  • The shortcut for Flip Vertical has been changed ( previously G, now Shift+F )
  • Be carefull if using the Tilt stroke parameter in controller because now return a value between 0 and Half PI ( previously 0 to 1 )

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Black Ink Beta

This product is still in beta. Purchase now with a huge discount, and receive all future updates for free! A lot of great features are in development for Black Ink and the special beta offer will evolve as they come in. Take advantage of this offer before Black Ink is complete!

Tietoja ohjelmasta

Black Ink is a new, non-realistic GPU based painting application that, instead of imitating traditional tools, brings new inspirations to every artist.

Forget about pen and paper or watercolor and discover a new, generative and truly computer based way to create. Black Ink’s non realistic tools makes creating original pictures fast and easy, whether you’re an experimented artist or never used a painting program before.

Black Ink gives you the freedom to modify your brushes in any way you want and no real life constraint is going to stop your imagination. You can create the perfect brush, or the most crazy one, and share it with other users for unlimited variations and effects.
Black Ink’s unique and simple node-based system allows to very easily assign behaviors to your brush as well as create limitless advanced setups.

And thanks to Black Ink’s GPU technology you can forget about the pixels and work on high definition documents. Don’t worry about the resolution anymore and just create a 4, 8 or even 10k picture and draw without slowing down on real, full bitmap documents.

Tutorials | Brush making | Tips and tricks

Key Features

  • GPU rendering technology offering unprecedented speed with full bitmap high resolutions documents (4K, 10k and more)
  • Non-realistic brushes for generative computer based creation
  • Powerful node-based brush customization tool
  • Unique and intuitive user interface

Upcoming Features

  • Tools upgrades:
    More layers options, transformation tools, search and filters in the Brush Manager, blurred shapes, canvas flipping, stroke modifier, new controllers nodes…
  • New features:
    Preferences, shortcut customizations, symmetry and duplicate tools, tile tools to loop strokes over the edges of the picture...
  • New brush types:
    Multi-splines, polygonal, multibrushes...
  • More details


    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)
    • Processor: Single Core Processor at 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphic card with support of pixel shader 3.0 and 512 Mo of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Quad core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphic card with pixel shader 3.0 support and with 1 GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
Hyödylliset arvostelut
53/55 (96%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
8.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 31. heinäkuu.
Have only used this for half a dozen digital paintings, but there are two vital things about this program that you should know:

1) This is NOT designed to replicate traditional mediums. If you're looking for Corel Paint, you're in the wrong place. In fact, the more abstracted or impressionist you work, the brighter this program shines. This is because...

2) This program IS designed to take advantage of the DIGITAL apsect of digital painting. At its strongest, Black Ink uses algorithems to do what would otherwise be impractical with other drawing programs. To get the most out of this program, you MUST take advantage of that fact, otherwise you'll wind up frustrated.

Because of these two things, you must know that this program is not for every digital painting nor every digital painter. But if want to make non-realistic paintings that take advantage of the digital nature of digital painting, this is definietely the program to do it on.
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9.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 28. heinäkuu.

Black Ink has limitations in its current state, but is a joy to use and feels like the future of digital painting programs.

The Full Review:

First off, let's talk about the lack of features. Here are some of the common complaints about Black Ink's feature set that I've seen on Steam and elsewhere:

  • Not enough good brushes out of the box
  • No fill tool
  • No blending brushes
  • Only 8 layers available
  • No masking

Are these valid? Absolutely, each is completely true. The team is working on some and some are way down the list of needed improvements, so we might never see them.

But for me, none of that matters.

Why? Because Black Ink is just a joy to use, even in its current, limited state. It feels like the future, like someone 10 years from now is sending back a digital painting package to give us a preview of what things are going to look like in their day.

Let's talk about some good and bad things about Black Ink.

Here is what I love about Black Ink:
  • I have never used a drawing package that felt so smooth. Everything from the brush strokes to the menus sliding in and out to moving the canvas around just feels cool.
  • The brushes that are available are perfect for concepting out designs. Just enough randomness in them to give you meaningful happy accidents.
  • It's FAST. 10k canvases with 5k brushes are just as smooth as 1k canvases with 20px brushes. I've never had a brush stroke lag, ever.
  • Tweaking the brushes is actually very intuitive once you understand the node based system.
  • It has the best shortcut system of any app I've used. I love that everything used for painting is on the left side of the keyboard, and that you don't have to click the drawing pen down to activate them. Once you are holding the key it is active. This makes the software feel smoother and faster.
  • Features are well thought out. I am the first to complain about the frequency of updates (and have in the past), I do wish they came more often. But what I love about the dev team is that when they implement a new feature, they make sure it is awesome before releasing it. Every new feature that has been added is well defined, well thought out and implemented in a way that makes you feel like it always belonged there.
  • The dev team is really responsive. Look in any thread in the discussions page here on Steam and you'll see responses from them. They are very aware of what is happening and what people want.

Ok, so from my description you probably think I have only praise for Black Ink. But there are certainly things that bother me.

Things I don't love about Black Ink:
  • As I mentioned above, updates are great when they come, but I wish they came more often. Three times a year just isn't enough when you are in early access in my opinion.
  • The color picker sucks. It takes 3 clicks to choose a color, most other programs have the color wheel right there. It's a one click operation to select a color. The lack of color palettes is something sorely missed as well.
  • I do wish there were more brushes that were just normal painting brushes. While I appreciate and really like the crazy experimental ones, it would be nice to have an airbrush, a textured paint brush, and a few other without having to shoe horn them in myself.
  • A fill tool would be nice (coming in the next release apparently)

Even with these flaws Black Ink remains one of my favorite drawing programs. Do yourself a favor and at least get the demo here on Steam. I think you'll find it to be one of your more satisfying painting software experiences.
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13/13 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
67.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 7. elokuu.
Good for digital painting.
Most of the negative reviews are from people who do not understand the purpose of the program, it isn't meant to be like photoshop so i'd take that into account before making a decison on buying it.
Overall the programs great for non-realistic drawing, especially abstract style stuff but its not built for photo editing and smoothing eges etc.
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5/5 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
2 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
20.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 1. lokakuu.
It's amazing if you use it for what it's meant to be used for... drawing.
Ain't nothin' else got quality like this, yo!
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5/8 (63%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
124.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 7. kesäkuu.
First of all, the program is just fantastic. I bought it one year before and i´m still impressed, what you can do!
But, it has to be sayin, that you need skill to create fantastic creations like in in the overview. Its NOT like photoshop, it is kinda like your own digital paintbox with all brushes you wish for. This makes that program unique in my eyes.

Devenetly a purchase recommendation for every hobby/professional digital artist!
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