BEGIN­NER’S GU IDE TO US ING BLACK INK

passes on a few key tips to help you get go­ing with Black Ink and shows how you can adapt its fea­tures to your es­tab­lished work­flow

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1 Ad­just­ing the Can­vas size

It’s im­por­tant to es­tab­lish your doc­u­ment sizes be­fore you start work­ing. You can find the rel­e­vant op­tion to do this by click­ing Im­age>Re­size. Once you open the panel, you can change the doc­u­ment di­men­sion and res­o­lu­tion. You can also al­ter the dimensions to make the im­age land­scape or por­trait for­mat.

2 Ex­plore the Tool­bar

The tool­bar lies just be­low the menus on top. Within it are a good se­lec­tion of tools in­clud­ing Undo/Redo, Nav­i­ga­tion, Flip can­vas, Crop, Lasso, Fill and so on. Be sure to try them out.

3 Brush panel

Press the small down­wards ar­row to ex­tend the panel. This will give you ac­cess to all of the avail­able brushes. There’s also a panel just on top of the Brush panel where you can store your favourite brushes for easy ac­cess. I mostly use the de­fault Char­coal Dual Tex­ture brush. It’s a great brush to paint – in­deed, it’s of­ten the only brush I use to com­plete a paint­ing.

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