Black Ink - Bonnimimi


Black Ink development is still going at a steady rate, and while it has been a few months since the last release, the next one is coming up next January.

We have been working on some substantial internal features that changed the core of the software and needed some time. These internal changes will allow us to add important features we have planned for the next few releases.



In the meantime, we have started to port Black Ink to Mac OS X - follow this link to see the upcoming features.

Last but not least, you have been quite a few to ask for Black Ink tutorials.
We began a Getting started series. Have a look and give us feedback!

TUTORIAL1 - First Step


TUTORIAL2 - Controllers


A very warm thank you for your support, your feedback and your patience!
We wish you all the best for the year to come.


Bleank Team
Black Ink - Bonnimimi


Black Ink development is still going at a steady rate, and while it has been a few months since the last release, the next one is coming up next January.

We have been working on some substantial internal features that changed the core of the software and needed some time. These internal changes will allow us to add important features we have planned for the next few releases.



In the meantime, we have started to port Black Ink to Mac OS X - follow this link to see the upcoming features.

Last but not least, you have been quite a few to ask for Black Ink tutorials.
We began a Getting started series. Have a look and give us feedback!

TUTORIAL1 - First Step


TUTORIAL2 - Controllers


A very warm thank you for your support, your feedback and your patience!
We wish you all the best for the year to come.


Bleank Team
Aug 21, 2014
Black Ink - u2bleank
The Version 0.173.1777 is now available

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPNLJ1GzhGQ&feature=youtu.be



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 )
Aug 21, 2014
Black Ink - u2bleank
The Version 0.173.1777 is now available

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPNLJ1GzhGQ&feature=youtu.be



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 )
Jun 11, 2014
Black Ink - u2bleank
The Version 0.161.1686 is now available



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMrZjKfLExo&feature=youtu.be

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI5cs29PKAE&feature=youtu.be).
  • 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 http://steamcommunity.com/app/233680/discussions/3/558753804266664854/).
  • Fixed Overwrite message displayed in all situation when using the Save As command (issue http://forum.bleank.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=627&p=2602#p2602).
  • 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
      before

      after

    • 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.

Jun 11, 2014
Black Ink - u2bleank
The Version 0.161.1686 is now available



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMrZjKfLExo&feature=youtu.be

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI5cs29PKAE&feature=youtu.be).
  • 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 http://steamcommunity.com/app/233680/discussions/3/558753804266664854/).
  • Fixed Overwrite message displayed in all situation when using the Save As command (issue http://forum.bleank.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=627&p=2602#p2602).
  • 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
      before

      after

    • 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.

Feb 20, 2014
Black Ink - u2bleank
The Version 0.161.1686 is now available

Long time since the last update. Due mainly to lot of personal duty for the team members.
Anyway this version mainly introduces more complex layer operations (which is the most requested features from the community).

Please note that this is the last release before a discount update which will occur in one week from this post. So if you are still undecided for Black Ink make your decision before the end of the next week, or it will cost you few more bucks ;)

Many thanks to all the users who already purchased Black Ink! The community grows every day and we are really amazed by your great feedback on our product.

Now here the list of changes :

  • New User can now use the .JPG image format in Black Ink for saving and loading.
  • New Command Menu for each layer (in the upper left of the layer thumbnail) :
    • Duplicate Layer
    • Fill - Fill the layer with the given solid color
    • Transform - Transform the whole layer
    • Merge Down - Merge down the layer
    • Merge Visible - Merge all visible layers
    • Merge All - Merge All layers into a flattened image
    • Export Image - Export the layer as an image
    • Import Image - Import an image in the layer
  • New You can Drop an image file from the Window Explorer to open it. If it’s a .BKD it will open the document but if it’s another file format( .JPG, .PNG ) it will import it in the current selected layer.
  • New T shortcut ( Transform the current selected layer ).
  • New “General Shortcuts” section added in the Toolbar.
  • New “Transform” section added in the Toolbar.
  • New Transform Editor ( invoked when user starts a Transform operation )
    • You can set the opacity of the current transformed object before applying the transformation
    • Center the transformed object
    • Tile the transformed object thought the entire canvas
    • Fit the transformed object thought the entire canvas
    • Fill the canvas with transformed object content
    • Flip the Transformed object Horizontally or vertically
    • Reset the Transformed aspect ratio back to its original size
  • Fixed The Eraser function of stylus is not recognised on new Intuos PRO ( issue )
  • Fixed Impossible to Pin the Black Ink.exe in the TaskBar ( issue )
  • Fixed Problem when resizing the application window with the controller panel opened ( issue )
  • Fixed Crash when using the stylus Eraser when brushing with the mouse.
  • Fixed Crash when switching to the stylus Eraser when editing some Controller parameter
  • Fixed Crash when selecting the Crepe Default Brush, editing the 2nd color and drag&dropping one of the color-markers away (to remove it)
  • Fixed Brush Preview flooding when Dragging out controller block from a slot without destroying it. A Preview was created each time the user start to draw while it was unnecessary.
  • Fixed Black Ink Window is correctly placed when Maximized with a Task bar pinned on the left, right or top of the desktop ( issue )
  • An Empty= Layer is created above the default white Background when the New command is invoked (request)
  • The Shortcut Esc that sometimes close Black Ink has been removed.


The new layer menu


New Transform gizmo

http://youtu.be/fe17DQdJj-Q

Feb 20, 2014
Black Ink - u2bleank
The Version 0.161.1686 is now available

Long time since the last update. Due mainly to lot of personal duty for the team members.
Anyway this version mainly introduces more complex layer operations (which is the most requested features from the community).

Please note that this is the last release before a discount update which will occur in one week from this post. So if you are still undecided for Black Ink make your decision before the end of the next week, or it will cost you few more bucks ;)

Many thanks to all the users who already purchased Black Ink! The community grows every day and we are really amazed by your great feedback on our product.

Now here the list of changes :

  • New User can now use the .JPG image format in Black Ink for saving and loading.
  • New Command Menu for each layer (in the upper left of the layer thumbnail) :
    • Duplicate Layer
    • Fill - Fill the layer with the given solid color
    • Transform - Transform the whole layer
    • Merge Down - Merge down the layer
    • Merge Visible - Merge all visible layers
    • Merge All - Merge All layers into a flattened image
    • Export Image - Export the layer as an image
    • Import Image - Import an image in the layer
  • New You can Drop an image file from the Window Explorer to open it. If it’s a .BKD it will open the document but if it’s another file format( .JPG, .PNG ) it will import it in the current selected layer.
  • New T shortcut ( Transform the current selected layer ).
  • New “General Shortcuts” section added in the Toolbar.
  • New “Transform” section added in the Toolbar.
  • New Transform Editor ( invoked when user starts a Transform operation )
    • You can set the opacity of the current transformed object before applying the transformation
    • Center the transformed object
    • Tile the transformed object thought the entire canvas
    • Fit the transformed object thought the entire canvas
    • Fill the canvas with transformed object content
    • Flip the Transformed object Horizontally or vertically
    • Reset the Transformed aspect ratio back to its original size
  • Fixed The Eraser function of stylus is not recognised on new Intuos PRO ( issue )
  • Fixed Impossible to Pin the Black Ink.exe in the TaskBar ( issue )
  • Fixed Problem when resizing the application window with the controller panel opened ( issue )
  • Fixed Crash when using the stylus Eraser when brushing with the mouse.
  • Fixed Crash when switching to the stylus Eraser when editing some Controller parameter
  • Fixed Crash when selecting the Crepe Default Brush, editing the 2nd color and drag&dropping one of the color-markers away (to remove it)
  • Fixed Brush Preview flooding when Dragging out controller block from a slot without destroying it. A Preview was created each time the user start to draw while it was unnecessary.
  • Fixed Black Ink Window is correctly placed when Maximized with a Task bar pinned on the left, right or top of the desktop ( issue )
  • An Empty= Layer is created above the default white Background when the New command is invoked (request)
  • The Shortcut Esc that sometimes close Black Ink has been removed.



The new layer menu


New Transform gizmo

http://youtu.be/fe17DQdJj-Q

Nov 13, 2013
Black Ink - u2bleank
The Version 0.151.1634 is now available


list of changes :

  • New 7 new default brushes (Swarm, Follow Bubbles, Hard fur, Nasca Fan, Garland, Dot Aligned, Rake).
  • New Scatter parameter for brush parameters (even old default brushes have a scatter effect now)
  • New 2D vector operators for controllers
  • Fixed Glitch & Artefacts on AMD HD video of class 68xx, 79xx ( issue )
  • Black Ink try to recover now corrupted .BKD files at opening and not simply skip the loading of it.
  • When saving a .BKD Black Ink use now a temporary file and overwriting the current one after the creation is complete ( issue )
  • Coma is now a valid decimal mark for numeric input ( see )
  • Brush Default Stroke for preview has been updated to reflect new speed compute behavior.
  • All default brushes has been updated with a default Scatter behavior.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo8tevnM7qg&feature=youtu.be


Swarm Brush


Follow Bubbles Brush


Hard Fur Brush


Nasca Fan Brush


Garland Brush


Dots Aligned Brush


Rake Brush
Nov 13, 2013
Black Ink - u2bleank
The Version 0.151.1634 is now available


list of changes :

  • New 7 new default brushes (Swarm, Follow Bubbles, Hard fur, Nasca Fan, Garland, Dot Aligned, Rake).
  • New Scatter parameter for brush parameters (even old default brushes have a scatter effect now)
  • New 2D vector operators for controllers
  • Fixed Glitch & Artefacts on AMD HD video of class 68xx, 79xx ( issue )
  • Black Ink try to recover now corrupted .BKD files at opening and not simply skip the loading of it.
  • When saving a .BKD Black Ink use now a temporary file and overwriting the current one after the creation is complete ( issue )
  • Coma is now a valid decimal mark for numeric input ( see )
  • Brush Default Stroke for preview has been updated to reflect new speed compute behavior.
  • All default brushes has been updated with a default Scatter behavior.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo8tevnM7qg&feature=youtu.be


Swarm Brush


Follow Bubbles Brush


Hard Fur Brush


Nasca Fan Brush


Garland Brush


Dots Aligned Brush


Rake Brush
...

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