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Nick Saporito

Bad logo designs
14 Bad Logo Designs That I Created As A Beginner
14 Bad Logo Designs That I Created As A Beginner 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I took a trip down memory lane recently and looked at some of my old logo designs from 2012 when I first started getting hired by clients on a regular basis. I knew I was a beginner back then, but I didn’t realize just how bad my logo designs were. They’re so bad that it…

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Best wireless mouse for designers
The Best Wireless Mouse for Designers | 2019 Top Picks
The Best Wireless Mouse for Designers | 2019 Top Picks 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be talking a bit about the mouse you use for graphic design work, what to look for in a mouse, whether or not you should go with a wireless mouse, and what the best wireless mouse for designers is. I personally prefer to use a wired mouse myself, but I do…

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Watercolor logo created with GIMP
How To Create Watercolor Logos with GIMP
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In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to create a watercolor logo from a photo of your choosing. The following is just a brief outline of the steps taken to achieve this effect. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration, please watch the video tutorial at the top of the page.…

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Add a white outline around a transparent PNG with GIMP
How To Add A White Outline Around A Transparent PNG
How To Add A White Outline Around A Transparent PNG 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating how you can add a white outline around a transparent PNG using a simple and free piece of software called GIMP. GIMP is an open source alternative to Photoshop. It works for Windows, Mac and Linux. You can download GIMP here. The following is just a brief overview of the steps…

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Photography logo fonts
11 Best Photography Logo Fonts for 2019 | Free Download
11 Best Photography Logo Fonts for 2019 | Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a collection of the 11 best photography logo fonts that can be downloaded and used commercially, free of charge. My criteria for choosing these fonts is that they must have a hand drawn, personalized signature sort of look. This is the style that tends to work best for photography…

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How much to charge a friend for a logo
How Much To Charge A Friend For A Logo Design
How Much To Charge A Friend For A Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you offer your design services on a freelance basis for long enough, you’re eventually going to run into a situation where a friend or family member wants you to design something for them. Knowing how much to charge a friend for a logo is a tricky conundrum, and it’s something I’ve been through myself.…

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Vector isometric carved text
Create Isometric Carved Letters with Inkscape
Create Isometric Carved Letters with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create isometric carved letters with Inkscape, where it appears as if the letters have been carved into the surface. I made a similar tutorial back in 2016, but my approach will be different this time. In the previous tutorial we set up an isometric grid and drew…

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Inkscape fonts are missing
Why Inkscape Fonts Are Missing Even Though You Installed Them
Why Inkscape Fonts Are Missing Even Though You Installed Them 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you are a Windows 10 user you may run into a problem where Inkscape fonts are missing despite having installed them system-wide. In short, the reason why the Inkscape fonts are missing is because they haven’t been installed for all users. The fix is quite simple. Before we get started, first make sure that…

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GIMP brushes for drawing
11 Best GIMP Brushes for Drawing
11 Best GIMP Brushes for Drawing 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be going over 11 of the best GIMP brushes for drawing, sketching, painting, or any kind of freehand illustration. These brushes are actually intended for use with Photoshop, but Photoshop brushes work just as well for GIMP. For instructions on how to install these brushes, please refer to the video tutorial…

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Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator
6 Reasons Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator
6 Reasons Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’ve been using Inkscape on a nearly full-time basis since 2013, and I’ve also been using Illustrator quite regularly since 2015. Having extensive experience with both, I can say for sure that they both have their pros and cons. However, in this post I’m going to make a case for why Inkscape might be a…

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