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
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.