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Nick Saporito

GIMP color menu opens off screen
GIMP 2.10 Color Menu Opens Off Screen | Quick Fix
GIMP 2.10 Color Menu Opens Off Screen | Quick Fix 1024 602 Nick Saporito

GIMP recently released version 2.10, and as is often the case with new software releases, there’s still some kinks that need to be worked out. In this post I’ll be addressing a particular problem that I’ve been encountering myself since upgrading — the GIMP color menu opening off of the screen. When you click to…

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Starting an LLC as an artist
Starting an LLC as an Artist | My Experience with Incfile 2018
Starting an LLC as an Artist | My Experience with Incfile 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’ve been in business as a freelance designer since 2011, but I always did business under my own name. In 2016 I decided it was time to start an LLC for Logos By Nick. Starting an LLC as an artist was one of the wisest decisions I’ve made throughout my career, and Incfile did an excellent job…

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GIMP reduce file size PNG
How To Reduce PNG File Size By 400% with GIMP
How To Reduce PNG File Size By 400% with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use GIMP to reduce the file size of your PNG images by 400%, and without losing much quality. Why Reduce File Size? If you’ve ever created a website that you wanted to do well in Google Search, you probably already know that site speed is a significant factor.…

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Delete background to transparent with GIMP
4 Easy Ways To Delete Background To Transparent with GIMP
4 Easy Ways To Delete Background To Transparent with GIMP 1024 601 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to delete an image’s background to transparent while leaving the subject in place. There’s a variety of ways to accomplish this with GIMP, but I’ll be covering the main methods that are easiest to apply as a beginner. The method you should use depends on…

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Free elegant script fonts
14 Best Free Elegant Script Fonts for 2018
14 Best Free Elegant Script Fonts for 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be sharing the 14 best free elegant script fonts that I’ve come across so far in 2018 that allow commercial use. This is somewhat similar to my list of free calligraphy fonts, however the main difference is that these script fonts are more formal and less whimsical. If that’s the look you’re…

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AS Logo Design
AS Logo Design
AS Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I was recently commissioned to create a logo for a company whose initials are AS. Taking this into consideration, I came up with a variety of different design ideas — one of which was a depiction of an AS logo design. The client ultimately chose a different design option, so I got to retain ownership of this…

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Alphabet logo design free download
Complete Alphabet Letter Logos | Free Download 2018
Complete Alphabet Letter Logos | Free Download 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be sharing a free download for a complete pack of all 26 alphabet letter logos in editable vector format. I’ll also be providing files for each individual letter in PNG format with a transparent background. Free Letter Logos A while back I made an Inkscape tutorial for Youtube demonstrating how you…

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Mexican restaurant logo design ideas
14 Best Mexican Restaurant Logo Design Ideas
14 Best Mexican Restaurant Logo Design Ideas 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be sharing the 14 best Mexican restaurant logo design ideas that I came across while researching design ideas for a client of my own. There’s a lot of talent and creativity in this niche and found it to be very inspiring, so I felt compelled to share it. Best Mexican Restaurant Logo Design Ideas Credit…

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Business card designed with gimp
Design Print Ready Business Cards with GIMP
Design Print Ready Business Cards with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to design a print-ready US standard size 3.5″x2″ business card with a 0.25″ bleed and safe area, set at 350 DPI. These are the typical settings used by your average print shop, including online print services like VistaPrint and GotPrint. However, if you’re working…

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Glitch effect Inkscape tutorial
Create A Glitch Effect with Inkscape
Create A Glitch Effect with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In a previous tutorial I demonstrated how you could create a glitching text effect using GIMP. In today’s tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating how you can do so with Inkscape, so you can reap all of the benefits of working with vector graphics. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this…

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