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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2014년 8월 21일

Black Ink 0.173.1777

The Version 0.173.1777 is now available

List of changes :

  • N! Selection tools :
    • Create Polygonal Lasso.
    • Tip : When you Adjust a Polygonal Lasso primitive
      • Use Shift+Click to add a new control point
      • Use Alt+Click to remove a control point or an edge

    • Create Lasso.

    • New + shortcut ( Zoom step in )
    • New - shortcut ( Zoom step Out )
    • New We can now zoom more than 100%

    • Fixed Some random crash when using a Tablet and when a wrong auto calibration is computed ( issue )
    • Fixed Crash when loading an image when the Select & Transform toolbar is collapsed.
    • Fixed Some brush Shape type was not affected by the current selection ( issue )
    • Fixed Fill Layer was not affected by the current selection.
    • Fixed Crash when loading a grayscale PNG ( issue )
    • Fixed Sometimes brush preview is incorrect ( displaying the preview of another brush )

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2014년 6월 11일

Black Ink 0.168.1749

The Version 0.161.1686 is now available

List of changes :

  • New Selection tools :
    • Create rectangle primitive.
    • Create ellipse primitive.
    • Tip : When you create a new primitive you can use shortcuts to choose an operation :
      • Use Shift+Click to add a primitive to the selection.
      • Use Alt+Click to subtract a primitive to the selection.
      • Use Shift+Alt+Click to keep only the intersection of the primitive with the selection.
    • Adjust last selection. Allows you to adjust the latest selection primitive to refine your selection instead of canceling and starting over.
  • New Ctrl+C shortcut (copy selection from the current layer)
  • New Ctrl+Shift+C shortcut (copy selection from all visible layers)
  • New Ctrl+V shortcut (paste content of the Black Ink clipboard on the current layer)
  • New Ctrl+X shortcut (cut the current selection)
  • New Ctrl+Shift+A shortcut (select current layer’s opacity)
  • New Ctrl+A shortcut (select all)
  • New Ctrl+I shortcut (invert selection)
  • New Ctrl+D shortcut (deselect all)
  • New Ctrl+F4 Exit Black Ink
  • Fixed Losing DynamicsTextures on the canvas when resizing the Black Ink window in Direct3D 9.
  • Fixed Edition of double slider sometimes buggy when a value is entered in a numeric box (see
  • Fixed The Eraser side of stylus didn’t work.
  • Fixed Crash when saving with the transform tool active.
  • Fixed Wrong window size when windows taskbar is not positionned at the bottom of the screen (issue
  • Fixed Overwrite message displayed in all situation when using the Save As command (issue
  • The brush cursor is thinner and uses an inverse color technique for better visualisation:

  • Transformation Editor update:
    • When transforming a layer the gizmo now surrounds only meaningful content and not necessarily the entire layer


    • It’s now possible to undo/redo with the transformation tool active (useful to compare original state and current transformation without exiting the mode).
    • You can now configure (in options) the alpha and the visibility of the handles and the frame of the transformation gizmo.
    • You can define a snap angle in the transformation parameters.
  • It’s now possible to open .BKD directly from the windows explorer if you assign Black Ink to this file format.

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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!

소프트웨어에 대해

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

시스템 요구 사항

    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
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501.9 시간 기록
TLDR; An exciting platform capable of producing HUGE resolution paintings with highly customizable brushes. I have never used a painting application and been inspired BY the painting application itself before Black Ink.

To get a good impression of this product and its developers visit the Black ink forum:

The following is based on my personal experience and user feedback I've read in the discussion boards.

Be aware that this software is:

- In development. Updates roll out on a regular basis, and u2 (developer) is highly responsive to suggestions and issues. Some tools you might depend on may not be included in the current version. For example, at the time of writing this review there is no smudge tool but it is slated for inclusion.

- Highly GPU intensive, but from what I can tell most dedicated gpus work fine. Check for compatibility. If you're not super familiar with computers or other painting applications, know that this is unusual. GPU vs CPU will mean that just because other painting applications work for you, it is not guaranteed that this one will. It did not work at all on my laptop, but works wonderfully on my desktop. Try the demo. Paint something HUGE. ;)

- Has node-based programmable brush controllers. Your typical sliders (color, size, opacity, etc.) are still there, but you can go under the hood to customize your brush by tying the behavior of various brush parameters to the input of your choosing. There is a lot of untapped potential here. If you're the experimental type or mathematically inclined, you have to check this out.

- Focuses on non-realistic painting, but CAN do realistic just fine. For either type, visit the brush section of the forum to see what the community has created.
게시 일시: 2014년 10월 23일
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68.8 시간 기록
Love the way you can customize the brushes.I use this to make the backgrounds of my drawings and they turn out beautiful 9/10
게시 일시: 2014년 10월 9일
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24.7 시간 기록
In my opinion: very efficient and modern drawing software if you have a powerful gpu. I usually work with Krita but when I need to draw on very high resolutions, well, Black Ink stays smooth and reactive while Krita can take 10s to display my stroke XD.

Some notes though:
- I already stated it but some people still seem to miss that it requires a powerful gpu, otherwise it is completely useless!
- The brush system is very powerful but can also be tricky and time consuming. Note that there are not many brushes so you'll certainly end up doing yours.
- Keep in mind that this software is young => not much resources on it (tutorials, brushes, ...).
- It is a completely different way of thinking so if you don't like new stuff, this may be a bad idea.
게시 일시: 2014년 10월 21일
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8명 중 7명(88%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
26.8 시간 기록
스팀에 등장하고 구입 후 써보았는데..
다른 그래픽툴과 비교할때 너무 부족한 기능들이 많다.우선 처음 나올 당시 이미지 리사이징도 불가능했고(이 점은 현제 변경 가능하다. 다만 너무 불편하다.)원하는 부분 수정도 일일히 손으로 그려줘야하며 가장 불편한점은 색깔 선택 및 레이어 개수 재한과 관리가 너무나도 불편하다. 한가지 더 더한다면...최적화가..발이다..
사양 좋은 컴퓨터에서는 문제 없겠지만 Sai혹은 오픈캔버스 가벼운 툴에 비교하면 프로그램 용량대비 너무 무겁다.
최적화가 더 필요하다고 생각되며...중급 이상 능력이 없는 컴퓨터라면 구매를 비추천한다.

다만 이런 불편함 속에서도 추천을 할수밖에 없는것은 브러쉬 느낌이 너무 마음에 들며 컨셉정도의 그림에서는 대단한 힘을 발휘할수 있는 툴이다. 간단히 그린것만으로 충분히 느낌을 뽑아낼수 있으며 자신의 마음에 드는 브러쉬도 손쉽게 만들수있다.

아직 정식버전까지 릴리스 되지 않은점도 있기때문에 후에 업데이트를 생각하면 충분히 사둘 가치는 있는 툴이라고 보고싶다.
게시 일시: 2014년 7월 2일
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15명 중 11명(73%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
161.7 시간 기록
Very nice, simple, and easy-to-use application.
Provides many tools, effects, and brushes.
The pencil lines are realistic since it adjusts its size according to the speed.
게시 일시: 2014년 8월 18일
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5명 중 5명(100%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
12.5 시간 기록
Love this software! Simple and easy to use but has many options for customization. It runs great and you can get into great detail if you wish. One of my favorite things about it is how well it worked with my graphics tablet. I just plugged it in, didn't even have to mess with settings, and it works wonderfully. All the brushes are already set for pressure sensitvity, I don't even have a great tablet and I'm loving it. I would recommend this to anyone. Very much worth the price. So satisfy.
게시 일시: 2014년 8월 22일
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7명 중 5명(71%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
22.7 시간 기록
Preface: I am new to digital painting and have also only experimented with the program for a little more than an hour. With that said.....

This program is amazing and exactly what I was looking for that I never knew existed. I read in one review that there are only "a limited amount of brushes"--actually the exact opposite is true. The entire point of this program is to offer the users the potential to create an infinite complex of different brush types. It's not set up like a photoshop or anything, but I don't think it is meant to be... If you get creative with your use of your brushes, you should be able to create any effect you can imagine. Or you can make a great painting and finish it off on gimp or PS.

I look forward to being creative and seeing where this program allows me to go, what boundaries I can push. SUPER FUN TIME.

Honestly, compared to other programs that actually do have limited brushes and are probably a lot more expensive, to say this is a steal is a large understatement. Get this ♥♥♥♥!

게시 일시: 2014년 6월 8일
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8명 중 5명(63%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
41.3 시간 기록
Ohh my~

This isn't just a photo creation software package, this truly is a widely loved program with a large following and community.

Not only do you get a program that can create fantastic artwork and have the ability to create anything you want, but you also get to post your art onto the Bleank forum which will attract the attention of other great BlackINK users, gaining valuable information on your artwork, like recommendations, improvements and well deserved praises.

If you're reading this, and you have BlackINK or you're about to purchase it... I'd strongly recommend making an account on the forum page (, you’ll see some artists in similar situations as yourself from different artistic backgrounds (from professionals to beginners), along with some tutorials and custom brushes for BlackINK.

I hope you do purchase this amazing opportunity, and make the most out of it and it’s corresponding forum page.

게시 일시: 2014년 8월 3일
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4명 중 2명(50%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
94.0 시간 기록
amzing possibilitys
게시 일시: 2014년 6월 4일
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2명 중 1명(50%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
448.1 시간 기록
This soft is very easy to draw.
I like this soft very much.
This soft is very nice.
게시 일시: 2014년 5월 24일
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6명 중 3명(50%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
48.5 시간 기록
게시 일시: 2014년 9월 23일
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17명 중 8명(47%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
5.6 시간 기록
I really wanted to like this software. I honestly did. I did my absolute best to work through its awful problems and I just couldn't. To put it simply, this software just doesn't have enough of anything to be on par with everything else out there. There are so many areas where BlackInk is lacking and it's unusable. Here's a list I've compiled of the gigantic flaws in this software.

1. The eraser tool doesn't erase your single layer. It erases the background as well, so instead of you removing the mark that you had made, it does that and it also removes the background along with it. You wind up seeing gray checkered streaks across your screen. The only work-around is using a white pencil of some sort, which isn't even remotely helpful because it's too small to erase your marks.

2. BlackInk is lacking in a variety of tools which they say they're going to implement, but they haven't even paid any mind to it. In 2012, they said that there would be this array of new tools being added, yet not a single one has appeared yet. These tools include: smudge brushes, line tools, shape tools, and complex brushes. What I've seen is that they've just been working out small glitches every six months and calling that an update. "Here is a list of what we have in the pipeline for BlackInk in the next few months". To me, it seems like the pipe is pretty clogged. If you're going to promise a community that they're getting some nice new things for the program that are essential, at least try to input one of them.

3. File sizes are unrealisticly large for this type of program. Comparing the BlackInk save of a file (.bkd), and a JPG file, .bkd winds up being about six times larger than a JPG. This is also an unnecesarry addition because you simply don't need to incorporate a new type of file when you can save your artwork as JPEGs anyway. I don't know why you would want to have a file six times larger for the same thing.

Overall, I completely understand that this program is in beta. I get that. I've used a lot of things that were in beta. Fortunately, the things I used were passionate enough about their program to update it every few months or so. I also understand that you can't do all of it in a single day. I know things take time and that they aren't just going to suddenly appear because you want them to. But if you make a promise two years earlier for something that should only take a few months to implement, then why are you making promises at all? I honestly don't mean to offend any of you working on this project, but at this rate, you're not going to be up to par with anything because you simply aren't pushing in any of the things users would find useful. Best regards.
게시 일시: 2014년 8월 11일
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3명 중 1명(33%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
0.8 시간 기록
buy it
게시 일시: 2014년 9월 17일
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0.4 시간 기록
아오 왜 안되는거지 나만 안되나 무슨 이걸 구입하고 나서 들갔는데 에러뜨냐 아오... 아까운 내돈... 이거 쓸때 뭐 어찌해야 쓸수 있는거?
게시 일시: 2014년 6월 30일
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530.5 시간 기록
추천인지 비추천인지 애매한데 일단 단점부터 씀.
이게 아직도 베타인데 그래서인지 내가 이상하게 쓰는 건지 안정성이 정말 떨어짐. 캔버스 사이즈를 크게 그려서 그러는 지 모르겠는데 좀 오래 그렸다 싶을 때 저장하면 오류 남. 백업 파일 필수임. 어쩔 땐 얼마나 그렸다고 그냥 저장했는데 오류 남. 오류 났을 때 자동으로 백업 파일이 생기는데 물론 다 못살리는 경우가 상당히 많기 때문에 잦은 저장은 필수임. 그리고 .bkd 확장자는 미리보기가 안되니까 직접 열어서 봐야하는데 여러 개 열다보면 오류 남. 저장할 때 한글로 하면 오류 남. 다 그런 건 아닌데 영어로 저장하니 확실히 오류 나는 빈도가 줄었음. 그래도 에러뜨니까 꼭 저장 자주 해야함. 같은 파일에 계속 저장하면 오류 뜰 확률이 높으니 가끔 다른 이름으로 저장해줘야 함.
개인적으로 제일 시급한 건 확장자 문제라고 봄. 레이어도 7개가 한계요, 마스크 기능이나 레이어 잠금 기능도 없으니 채색하기가 상당히 힘듬. 다른 프로그램이랑 연계가 불가피하다고 보는데 지원하는건 자체 확장자랑 이미지 파일 뿐이니... 지금 내게 선따기 용으로 전락했는데 그러다보니 강점인 많은 브러쉬를 써먹을 일이 없음. follow bubbles 상당히 이쁜데 써먹은 적이 없다. 레이어 7개가 뭐냐 마스크 없어서 필사의 지우개질 하는 건 그렇다치고 레이어 7개가 뭐냐고... 나처럼 그리다 보면 레이어 끔찍하게 늘어나는 사람들은 이걸로 채색 할 수가 없음. 불가능함. 기존 레이어 합쳐서 새 레이어 만들어야 하는데 불편함. 레이어가 7개 까지밖에 지원이 안 되서 확장자가 자체 확장자 뿐인가. 암튼 고쳐야 함. 시급함.
처음엔 변형이고 뭐고 없다가 생긴 건 좋음. 그런데 변형 한번 하면 선 깨짐. 블러 먹음. 주위 선이랑 이질감 듬. 캔버스 뒤집는 기능도 절실함...
최근에 써본 게 아니라서 안정성은 좀 나아졌을 지 모름. 다른 건 업데이트 보니까 바뀐 게 없네.
장점은 개인적인건데 선맛이 좋음. 다른 프로그램에선 이런 선이 안 나옴. 브러쉬가 많음. 브러쉬를 자기가 설정해 써먹을 수도 있는데 그건 해 본적 없고... 기본 브러쉬도 상당히 충실함.
장점 더 쓸게 없다. 일단 가벼운 축에 속한다는 것도 장점. 아직 베타니까 더 발전할 게 많다는 것도 장점.
뭐 하다 보면 에러뜨는거 정말 개 같은데 오늘 평가 쓰려고 오랜만에 켜보니 선맛이 정말 취향이라 놓을 수 없다는 걸 깨닫게 되었다. 근데 이 장점 정말 개인 취향이라 얼마나 도움이 될 지는 모르겠음. 아직 베타니까 안정성 면에선 차차 나아질 것으로 믿는다. 레이어 제발요 확장자 추가좀
게시 일시: 2014년 6월 30일
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0.7 시간 기록
the program looked amzing, bu as soon as i got it was lagy and i couldent really do anting on it, im sure if i where to get a better computer it would be among an amazing progarm, but right now, i dont really lke it
게시 일시: 2014년 6월 25일
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151.1 시간 기록
Love the brush tools in this program. It's pretty intuitive and the ability to generate your own brushes is interesting. Overall it's actually a great program. I can come up with some interesting stuff fairly effortlessly.
게시 일시: 2014년 6월 24일
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3.0 시간 기록
it is slow on my sony vaio i5. ( there is lag on drawing even simple line. it works fine on my i7 27'' iMac. i hope one day it works with intel 4400.
게시 일시: 2014년 7월 8일
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42.3 시간 기록
i love to draw with this program!

only downsite with this program is not much to manipulate... i would love to see things like:

mark-area-copy-paste feature.

save previusly used colors, save previusly used resolution ( cause it always resets...)

and the developer should get rid of that stupid layer-cap......

its annoying to just have a max of 8 layers! (would make my life easier ;D!)

else there is nothing for me to complain about.

totaly recommended to buy dat sh--!
게시 일시: 2014년 7월 9일
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2.5 시간 기록
If you open *.jpg, *.png, *.bmp file and edit it - application crashes

Application fixed, now i can work with any type of picture files, great!
게시 일시: 2014년 7월 16일
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