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Nick Saporito

How To Create A Photo Mosaic with GIMP
How To Create A Photo Mosaic Collage with GIMP
How To Create A Photo Mosaic Collage with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to create a mosaic photo collage where a bunch of individual photos are used to represent a larger photo. In order to follow along with this tutorial you will need a third-party extension for GIMP called G’MIC, which can be downloaded and installed here.…

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How to export CMYK with Inkscape
5 Ways To Export CMYK with Inkscape | PNG, JPG, PDF, Vector & More
5 Ways To Export CMYK with Inkscape | PNG, JPG, PDF, Vector & More 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you use open-source design software like Inkscape and GIMP, you’ve probably designed something to be printed professionally, only to have it be rejected by the print shop because it’s in RGB color format and not CMYK. There are several ways to export CMYK with Inkscape though, and in this post I’ll be going over…

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How to use PSD mockups without Photoshop
How To Use PSD Mockups WITHOUT Photoshop! Video Tutorial
How To Use PSD Mockups WITHOUT Photoshop! Video Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Mockup templates can give your design work a real-world appeal. Although these templates are intended for Photoshop, a simple web-based application will allow you to use PSD mockups without Photoshop. In this post I’ll be demonstrating exactly how to do so. PSD Mockups PSD mockups are pre-made Photoshop templates that are intended to give your…

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Inkscape logo tutorial
Inkscape Logo Template: Video Tutorial and Free Download
Inkscape Logo Template: Video Tutorial and Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to create a circular banner logo with Inkscape, and I’ll also be including a free download to the template that you can edit and use however you’d like (in case you’d rather not follow the tutorial.) The logo has two circular banners — one going around the top and the…

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Beach sunset color palettes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a collection of 12 beach sunset color palettes that I created based on some example photographs found on Pixabay. These color palettes were created with the intention of logo design in mind, so I made sure to abide by my own guidelines for color usage in logos and kept…

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Best logo size
Best Logo Sizes for All Applications | 2019 Design Guidelines
Best Logo Sizes for All Applications | 2019 Design Guidelines 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over some guidelines for determining the best sizes to use when preparing logo files. The best logo size depends on the context it’s used in, but I’ve found that 1280 px is a good universal fit that covers most applications, with the larger dimension being 1280 px and the…

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Free vertical business card template in PDF format
Free Vertical Business Card Template in PSD Format
Free Vertical Business Card Template in PSD Format 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a free vertical business card template in PSD format that I recently designed and am offering for download, free of charge. The PSD file can be edited with Photoshop and GIMP. I’ve also included other editable formats though. Vertical Business Card Template I’ve created and uploaded various free branding…

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How to install GIMP brushes
How To Install GIMP Brushes On Windows, Mac and Ubuntu
How To Install GIMP Brushes On Windows, Mac and Ubuntu 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be outlining how to install GIMP brushes on the Windows, Mac and Ubuntu operating systems. The process is relatively similar across all three platforms, but there are subtle differences that I’ll be pointing out. Download Your Brushes The first step, assuming you haven’t done so already, is to locate some third-party…

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Neon text effect GIMP tutorial
How To Create Glowing Neon Text with GIMP
How To Create Glowing Neon Text with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create glowing neon text using GIMP. The following is a brief outline of the steps taken. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration please refer to the video tutorial at the top of the post. Creating Neon Text First we’re going to create some white text on…

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The best budget monitor for graphic design
Why This MSI Optix Is The Best Budget Monitor for Graphic Design
Why This MSI Optix Is The Best Budget Monitor for Graphic Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Graphic design is the process of using visuals to communicate a message, making the monitor you choose to work with a very important choice. In this post I’ll be going over what you should look for in a graphic design monitor as well as what I think is currently the best budget monitor for graphic…

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