Sketching over a reference picture

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ben-o
 
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Sketching over a reference picture

Postby ben-o » 22 Feb 2013, 15:02

The main use for the image-based color mode is obviously to pick colors but here is a very simple trick to use it as an actual drawing reference:

Pick any brush you like, switch to image-based color and load a picture:

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You can rotate and place it as you want in your canvas and adjust the opacity of the displayed source picture.

And here is the trick: in the "Color Shifting" tab, check enable and push the value slider all the way to the left. That will simply make any picked color black:

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Then just draw over your picture:

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Once you're done, be sure to uncheck the "enable" box in the color shifting tab or any color you use with that brush afterwards will be black too!

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Re: Sketching over a reference picture

Postby u2bleank » 22 Feb 2013, 15:10

Nice tricks / workaround !
But the BlackInk's coder MUST implement a easier way to do it ....:desperate:

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Re: Sketching over a reference picture

Postby silouart » 09 Sep 2013, 21:54

How do you add an image in to a Black Ink document? There aren't enough tools for this? :amazed:

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Re: Sketching over a reference picture

Postby lmnd » 10 Sep 2013, 09:55

silouart wrote:How do you add an image in to a Black Ink document? There aren't enough tools for this? :amazed:


Select a brush, in the color menu select "image-based color", then leftclick on the area on the right and select an image from your harddrive.

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Re: Sketching over a reference picture

Postby 4ace » 10 Sep 2013, 13:05

You can allways convert any image to .PNG (using other program) and open it on Black ink... just a litle more work :learn:

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Re: Sketching over a reference picture

Postby ben-o » 10 Sep 2013, 21:39

This is a just a workaround using current Black Ink's tools. When we'll be able to import a picture into the document as a real layer this will become outdated.

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Re: Sketching over a reference picture

Postby scobles » 16 Sep 2013, 08:28

Thanks for this tip; it'll come in handy for making customised images for Christmas cards later in the year

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Re: Sketching over a reference picture

Postby scrotieflapwack » 23 Sep 2013, 17:40

ben-o wrote:This is a just a workaround using current Black Ink's tools. When we'll be able to import a picture into the document as a real layer this will become outdated.


Wow can't wait! This is a nice workaround for now. Can't wait for the new update and features! :D

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Re: Sketching over a reference picture

Postby rambomuttnutts » 28 Jan 2014, 15:03

Ah excellent! I was looking for a way to import a reference image the other day.

A bit of a long way around, but thanks a bunch


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