BlackInk Manual

 

Image-based color

 

Automatically picks colors from an image instead of choosing them manually.

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This kind of color is useful to:

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have graphical results even without great drawing skills

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build and draw reference mark according to a reference image.

create a base of realistic colors easily

 



 

 

 

Image based color presentation

 

 

 

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Currently only jpg and png images are available.

 

Loading your first image

If there is no image in Black Ink, click on the color preview area.

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The file open window dialogue appears.

Choose a picture on your computer and click open.

 

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Replace your existing image by another

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If there is already a loaded image you have to open the image-based color editor.

Click on the color preview area again or click on the arrow to unfold its editor.

In the unfolded editor click on

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The window file open dialogue appears and you can change your picture by another one.

 

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Recall an image set in the favorites

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Favorite

Over the color parameters and the menu unfolds.

Click to select your favorite image.

 

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Your image isn't found

 

Sometimes a favorite image has been moved or deleted from the initial directory.

"File not found" is shown in preview.

Click the open file icon to check your computer manually.

 

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Modify your image

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Click on the arrow near the image name to expand the edition module and transform your current image.


The left part informs about displacement, rotation and scale (uniform or non-uniform). You can also enter values using the keyboard.

 

On the right side, the canvas is represented by a blue frame. You can directly transform your image in it.

 

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Compact image editor

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Just click again on the elements used to deploy the interface.

If you click it again, the interface will unfold as it was before being compacted.

 

 

 

 

 

image positioning and display

 

 

 

Quick access

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The image is adjusted to enter globally into the canvas either in its height or its length.

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The same image multiplies itself to cover the canvas.

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Flip

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The image is flipped in the first case horizontally and for the second case vertically.

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Rotate 90°

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The image rotates at 90° to the left or to the right.

 

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Image display

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This display is helpful to see where is your image details are.

It isn't used by your brush or your eyedropper.

 

 

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Display more or less your image on your canvas

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Click on the eye to display or not the image on the canvas.

 

 

 

 

color behavior and image choice

 

 

 

Color alpha

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This slider sets the transparency of the color.

 

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Image file

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In this zone you see the image name, and the possibility to load one

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Image Edition module

 

 

 

Precise

Use numeric field, with your keyboard or slide into the value.

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Move

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Rotate

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Scale

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Uniform scale

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Non uniform scale

 

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Intuitive

Move, Rotate, and scale your image directly in your image editor

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Move

Rotate

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Take your image and move it

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Outside you can rotate your image

 

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Uniform scale

Non-uniform scale

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Take a corner for an uniform scale

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Take a side for a non-uniform scale

 

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