STE-FOY-LÈS-LYON, FRANCE - Bleank (http://blackink.bleank.com) has added seven new features to their flagship product Black Ink, including the first shading editor for a digital drawing app.
Black Ink allows artists to create any brush they desire. Tweakable at every level, Black Ink's controller system works at the speed of the GPU and removes the limitation of traditional tools, helping generative artists working on concept art and graphic design projects to achieve unique results.
Brushes can now be personalized down to the pixel. Other new features in Black Ink 0.300 include a smudge effect that shows no lag on high-resolution images up to 10K. The large brush preview feature allows brush edits to be previewed in in realtime. And a new brush manager provides visual thumbnails, search tools, and a flexible design, make finding the right brush easier than before.
There are more than ten new brush types are available, including options for pen marks, canvas fills, ink droplets, and blobby noise. A new color wheel and the ability to reverse gradients have been added for enhanced color manipulation.
“Some artists want to use sliders, others want to use code,” says David Toyou, lead programmer and co-founder of Bleank. “With Black Ink 0.300, each person will have everything they need to make their brushes as simple or as elaborate as they want.”
Black Ink 0.300 is currently available for Windows PCs (XP, 7, 8 and 10), and is a free update for all current license holders. New Black Ink licenses can be purchased for $39.99 through February 19th. Pricing will then increases to $59.99. A free, four-hour trial is also available.