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How to wrap text around a circle with Illustrator
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Adobe Illustrator
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s beginner tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to wrap text around a circle with Adobe Illustrator. This method will also allow you to flow your text around any other object or shape that you’d like. To accomplish this we will be using the Type on a Path tool. The following is just a brief…

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Color palettes with blue
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

For those who love blue, in this post I’ll be sharing 16 color palettes with blue that you can use as inspiration for your design projects. The HTML HEX codes are included with each color palette. These palettes are based on a 3-color scheme. Be sure to check out my post about 3-color combinations for…

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Apply textures to objects with Inkscape
How To Apply Textures To Objects with Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial
How To Apply Textures To Objects with Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how easy it is to apply textures to objects with Inkscape. This makes for a great beginner tutorial. Apply Textures To Objects with Inkscape In order to apply textures to objects with Inkscape we will be using the Masking feature. In short, masking is when you use a photo…

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simple text effects for gimp
12 Simple Text Effects for GIMP Users | Video Tutorials
12 Simple Text Effects for GIMP Users | Video Tutorials 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing 14 examples of simple text effects for GIMP users who may be looking to add some style to their typography. Each effect is accompanied by a video tutorial that explains how to apply them with step-by-step instructions that even a beginner could follow. Enjoy! Simple Text Effects for GIMP…

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Average cost of a logo design in 2019
Average Cost Of A Logo Design In 2019 | From $5 to $5,000,000
Average Cost Of A Logo Design In 2019 | From $5 to $5,000,000 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the most common questions I receive as a logo designer is regarding how much a logo costs. The answer isn’t as simple as expected, but in this post I will estimate the average cost of a logo design based on my 8 years of experience. Asking how much a logo costs is kind…

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Text along path upside down in GIMP
Quick Fix: Why Your Text Along Path Is Upside Down In GIMP
Quick Fix: Why Your Text Along Path Is Upside Down In GIMP 850 500 Nick Saporito

When trying to flow text along a path in GIMP, a common problem you may encounter is that your text along path is upside down. In this post I’ll be explaining why this happens. Text Along Path is Upside Down in GIMP The reason why your text along path is upside down in GIMP is…

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Inkscape pasting as bitmap
Inkscape Pasting As Bitmap | Why It Happens And A Simple Fix
Inkscape Pasting As Bitmap | Why It Happens And A Simple Fix 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’re an Inkscape user on Windows, you’ve probably run into a problem with Inkscape pasting as bitmap when working with vector objects. In this post I’m going to outline a couple of quick fixes for that. Inkscape Pasting As Bitmap When working with Inkscape, I’ll occasionally copy vector elements from one document and paste…

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GIMP grime art tutorial
How To Create Grime Art with GIMP
How To Create Grime Art with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to create grime art portraits. Grime art is a trendy form of digital art in which you paint freehand effects on top of a portrait. You can read more about it here. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to…

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Inkscape tools and uses
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be explaining all 21 Inkscape tools and uses, along with a brief demonstration of how they work. Inkscape is an open source vector graphics application similar to Adobe Illustrator. It has much more to offer than just the 21 tools located in its toolbar, but this guide should serve as a…

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6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog
6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog in 2019
6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog in 2019 1024 602 Nick Saporito

This month marks 4 years since I started the Logos By Nick blog, and the success I’ve had with it so far has been one of my favorite accomplishments. Over the past 4 years I’ve written more than 200 articles that bring in over 4,000 visitors per day on average, which has generated tons of…

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