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Disintegration Effect with GIMP

I’ve decided to start creating GIMP tutorials in addition to my Inkscape content. If you don’t know what GIMP is, think of it as a free alternative to Photoshop. Both GIMP and Inkscape go hand-in-hand since they’re both Open Source and serve different design needs. If you don’t know how to use GIMP, I think…

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7 Free Awesome Fonts to Kick Off 2017

Last year I wrote a post outlining my favorite free fonts for logo design, but as time goes on I discover new fonts that I fall in love with and feel compelled to share with you. In this post I’m going to document 7 fonts I’ve recently stumbled upon and have really been enjoying lately.…

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Create Retro Style Text with Inkscape

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to design some retro style letters and text in vector format using Inkscape. This tutorial emphasises the usefulness of the masking feature, which when used properly, adds a nice aged appearance to the design. Montserrat Ultra Bold font: https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/montserrat Masking image: https://pixabay.com/en/background-texture-grunge-distress-1874557/   Logo Design Course Curious about…

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Create Liquid Text with Inkscape

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create text that is a vector liquid within glass casing. This is one of the rare tutorials where I actually make use of the filters Inkscape has to offer, which came in very handy for this tutorial. As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel…

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Design a Vector Pretzel with Inkscape

In today’s tutorial I’ll be using Inkscape to demonstrate how you can design a pretzel in vector format. This tutorial makes good use of the stroke function and is generally an exercise in geometry. It took me a little while to figure out how the shape of a pretzel could break down into simplified individual…

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Design a Logo with Inkscape

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to design a logo in Inkscape. The logo depicts two crossing pencils inside of a shield with ribbons on the side and text wrapped around the design in a circle. Want to make Inkscape appear dark? Here’s how: http://logosbynick.com/how-to-make-inkscape-go-dark/   Logo Design Course Curious about the creative process…

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Inkscape Explained: Text, Word Formatting and Installing Fonts

In this tutorial I’ll be going over all of the various ways you can use text in Inkscape. Whether it be setting defaults, kerning, morphing text, warping the wording to take the form of various vector shapes for your design and so on. I’ll also be addressing how to go about installing a font you’ve…

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Facebook Cover Photo Design

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a customized cover graphic for Facebook using Inkscape. In addition to vector graphics, Inkscape also does a wonderful handling raster graphic. Maybe not to the degree of GIMP, but it’s good enough to get basic tasks done. Remember: dimensions for the Facebook cover graphic are 851…

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How I Make My Youtube Videos

I get asked about this a lot in the comments section. So I figured I’d write a post outlining exactly how I make my videos for Youtube, along with what hardware and software I use (because I’m frequently asked about that as well,) so I can link this post in the description section of each…

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