BlackInk Manual

 

Gradient color

 

Your brush adopts the colors and opacities defined in your gradient.

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This kind of color is useful to:

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paint feathers, hair, tissue, grass, fur ...

create backgrounds for sky, landscapes, ...

bring a variety of colors in your stroke

 



 

 

 

Gradient editor presentation

 

 

 

Open the Gradient Editor

Click on the gradient preview.

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The editor menu unfolds

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Or Click on the arrow before Element name.

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When you go back to your drawing, the compact version appears to show you only the essential settings.

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Close gradient editor

Once you are done setting up your gradient, simply click anywhere outside the color parameters window to close the window and use these settings.

 

 

 

 

Gradient editing

 

 

Customization of your gradient

 

 

 

Pickers

Gradients are defined with pickers.

The color is automatically interpolated between the pickers.

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Open the picker editor

 

Clicking on a picker displays its parameters.

Colors, to see the selected color

Settings, to set its opacity and its location on the gradient

HSV, to adjust quickly the selected color

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Change the gradient behavior

When you put your cursor between two pickers a triangle appears.

If you slide it more or less, the gradient behavior changes.

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Example in the brush preview

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Add a picker

Near the gradient editor a pointing hand icon appears.

At this location a color picker can be added by clicking.

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NB: The picker added takes the intermediate color which is visible in the gradient

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Shift a picker

Take your picker and move it along your gradient.

 

If you want an exact value you can also click on it and change its location value in Settings.

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Delete a picker

If you drag and drop a picker outside the area its appearance changes.

If releasing it, it is deleted.

 

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Colors edition

 

 

With the historic color

 

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Move your cursor over the small color preview. Its historic is displayed.

It is possible to select existing colors to compose your gradient.

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With the color palette

To open your color palette:

 

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Click again on your current picker

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While your color palette is opened

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Click on the small color preview

 

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Alpha

 

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The alpha value of a picker

In the settings of the selected picker, if its alpha is decreased, then your gradient has a transparent part.

 


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Gradient alpha

Decrease the overall alpha of your gradient, only the final gradient becomes more transparent. It is a quick way to change its alpha.

 

 

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This adjustment doesn't change the opacity value of your picker.

 

 

 

 

Gradient edition in multiple selection

 

All pickers selected can be changed at the same time.

 

 

Multiple selection

 

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Select all

To select all your pickers at once click on Select All

All pickers are modified at the same time when you change their parameters.

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Select more & less

Select or deselect your picker individually:

Hold the CTRL key

Activate the Ctrl button in the interface

 

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List of colors

 

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All colors of selected pickers appear successively.

Each color preview offers access to the color history.

 

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Settings

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Your selected pickers are modified proportionally

Gradient reference

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Alpha

 

When you use alpha on selected pickers, they are modified proportionally:

If you decreased the alpha value they all become more transparent.

If you increased it, they all become more opaque.

 

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Displacement

 

When your location value is negative, all selected pickers go to the left of the gradient,

If it's a positive value they go to the right of the gradient.

 

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HSV

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Hue

 

Allows you to change the colors of selected pickers according to their original color.

 

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Saturation

 

When the S value is:

negative your color is more gray.

positive your color is more present.

 

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Value

 

When the V value is:

negative your color is darker

positive your color  is lighter

 

 

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