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Nick Saporito

Make a clipping mask with text in Illustrator
How To Make A Clipping Mask with Text in Illustrator
How To Make A Clipping Mask with Text in Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use a photo to make a clipping mask with text in Illustrator. It will create the appearance that your text is made of a photo. We’ll also be utilizing a simple trick to make a pop-out effect where it appears as if certain areas of the…

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Cut a hole in an object with Inkscape
How To Cut A Hole In An Object With Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial
How To Cut A Hole In An Object With Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to cut a hole in an object with Inkscape. This is a very basic function that is handy to know when working with vector objects, and it’s a great lesson for beginners and first-time users of Inkscape. The following is an overview of the steps taken to achieve…

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Wrap text around a circle with Photoshop
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Photoshop
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Photoshop 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today’s tutorial is for those of you who may be looking to get your feet wet with Adobe Photoshop. In this lesson I’ll be demonstrating how you can wrap text around a circle with Photoshop — both inside and outside of a circle. This is something that even a first-time user of Photoshop can follow…

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How to tell if a font is copyrighted
How To Tell If A Font Is Copyrighted & Why You Should Always Check
How To Tell If A Font Is Copyrighted & Why You Should Always Check 800 470 Nick Saporito

Working with fonts is a daily routine for designers and creative professionals alike. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer, publisher, or anything else that requires creative copy, you’ve likely worked with many different fonts. Not all fonts are created equal though, and they all come with varying usage permissions. In this post I’m going…

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How to make a triangle in Illustrator
How To Make A Triangle in Illustrator | The Complete Guide
How To Make A Triangle in Illustrator | The Complete Guide 800 470 Nick Saporito

Figuring out how to make a triangle in Illustrator can be tricky because, unlike other shapes, there’s no dedicated tool for it. There’s a tool for making rectangles, circles and ellipses, and even stars. However, there’s no triangle tool, but that’s okay because we can use the tools meant for other shapes with just as…

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How to make a logo background transparent
How To Make A Logo Background Transparent | No Software Required!
How To Make A Logo Background Transparent | No Software Required! 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be demonstrating how to make a logo background transparent, and this will not require any software whatsoever! This is something that can be done entirely through your web browser, even if you’re a complete beginner who has no prior experience with design tools. If you’re currently using a logo that does…

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How to crop a photo with Inkscape
How To Crop A Photo with Inkscape in 4 Steps | Video Tutorial
How To Crop A Photo with Inkscape in 4 Steps | Video Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to crop a photo with Inkscape in 4 simple steps using the Bezier Pen and clipping masks. Learning how to crop a photo with Inkscape may be a bit redundant if you’re also a GIMP user. GIMP would be a more suitable tool for cropping photos, so be…

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70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Inlcuded
14 Best 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Included
14 Best 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post we’ll be taking a trip back in time and exploring 14 samples of 70s color palettes with HEX codes included so that you can use them for inspiration in your own design work. 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes The following examples were grabbed from Pinterest. Each color palette will be linked…

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Create vintage text posters with Inkscape
How To Create Vintage Text Posters with inkscape
How To Create Vintage Text Posters with inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vintage-style art deco poster using Inkscape. The text objects will be stacked on top of each other with a banner in the center. We’ll also be doing a bit of texture masking to give the design more of an aged look. The following is just…

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objects aren't visible in inkscape
3 Reasons Why Your Objects Aren’t Visible in Inkscape
3 Reasons Why Your Objects Aren’t Visible in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be explaining the only 3 reasons why your objects aren’t visible in Inkscape and how to fix it. This is a rather common problem with Inkscape and it can be frustrating if you don’t know why it’s happening. The following is a written explanation. If you’d prefer a video explanation then…

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