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Nick Saporito

Getting your logo made into a steel sign
How To Get Your Logo Made Into A Steel Sign
How To Get Your Logo Made Into A Steel Sign 800 470 Nick Saporito

As a graphic designer there’s few things that excite me more than getting to see a real-life tangible version of something I created on a computer screen. I was recently thinking of ways to decorate my office and decided to have a steel sign made from my logo, and the results were impressive. In this…

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Best free logo fonts
My 14 Best Free Logo Fonts | Personal and Commercial Use Included
My 14 Best Free Logo Fonts | Personal and Commercial Use Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

In my 8 years of being a full-time logo designer I’ve used and come across many different fonts, but the fonts that I use most often today have been reduced down to a small handful of reliable free fonts that never fail me. In this post I’ll be sharing 14 of my best free logo…

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Repeat an object around a shape with Inkscape
Repeating an Object Around a Shape with Inkscape
Repeating an Object Around a Shape with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use Inkscape to take an object and repeat it along the contours of a shape. To do this we’ll be using a handy path effect called Pattern Along Path. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to create this effect. For complete step-by-step…

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Inkscape rounded corners
How To Remove Rounded Corners from Rectangles in Inkscape
How To Remove Rounded Corners from Rectangles in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be providing a simple fix to a very common (and aggravating) problem — removing rounded corners from rectangles in Inkscape. How To Remove Rounded Corners from Rectangles in Inkscape To remove rounded corners from rectangles in Inkscape, simply grab the Rectangle tool, select the rectangle, then click the icon in the toolbar labeled…

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Illustrator letter logo tutorial
How To Create Interlocking Letter Logos with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create Interlocking Letter Logos with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a logo where multiple letters intertwine with each other, using Adobe Illustrator. The letters will be interacting with each other in such a way that it appears as if they’re going over and under each other at key points. We’ll be making good use of the…

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How much money I made on YouTube in 2019
My YouTube Earnings for 2019 Revealed
My YouTube Earnings for 2019 Revealed 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today’s post is for those of you who may be considering sharing your design skills (or any other skills you may have) on YouTube. In this post I’ll be revealing how much I earned from my YouTube channel in 2019 and why YouTube is great for building recurring income streams. 2020 will mark 5 years…

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GIMP snowfall effect
Add Falling Snow to Any Image with GIMP
Add Falling Snow to Any Image with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to add falling snow to any image using GIMP. We’ll be generating the snow effect from scratch with the HSV noise filter. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this effect. For complete step-by-step instructions please watch the video tutorial at the…

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Inkscape text to path upside down
Why Your Text to Path is Upside Down in Inkscape
Why Your Text to Path is Upside Down in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape allows you to shape, alter, and warp text in a variety of different ways. One problem you may run into though is that your text to path is upside down in Inkscape. In this post I will briefly explain why that happens and how you can easily correct it. Inkscape Text To Path Upside…

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Convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator
How to Easily Convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator
How to Easily Convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator. This only requires a few clicks, but some manual adjustments will need to be made after the conversion. You’ll see what I mean moving forward. Why Convert to CMYK? If you’ve ever designed something to be printed, your print shop will…

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Material design with Inkscape tutorial
How To Create A Material Design Pattern with Inkscape
How To Create A Material Design Pattern with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vector material design pattern with Inkscape. The pattern is an abstract design with layered waves. The finished pattern could work well for clipping text and various other objects. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to create this material design pattern.…

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