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Nick Saporito

Win chargeback disputes as a freelancer
How To Win Chargeback Disputes As A Freelancer
How To Win Chargeback Disputes As A Freelancer 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’ve ever had a relationship with a client turn south, chances are you’ve found yourself in a chargeback dispute . In this post I’ll be going over how you can win chargeback disputes as a freelancer and be paid for the work that you did (as long as you didn’t commit fraud.) What Are…

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Create vector textures with Inkscape
How To Create Vector Textures Using Inkscape
How To Create Vector Textures Using Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to create vector textures to apply to your designs. This will be a little different than other tutorials I’ve done where I demonstrate how to mask a rasterized image on top of an object. Instead, we’ll be producing true vector textures with nodes that…

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Logo design price sheet template
Logo Design Price Sheet Template | Free PDF for Designers
Logo Design Price Sheet Template | Free PDF for Designers 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a free template for the logo design price sheet that I send to potential clients. This is an incredibly useful and valuable tool that I’ve been using for the past few years, and I’m certain it has added tens of thousands of dollars to my income over the years…

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Repeated geometric background pattern
Create A Geometric Repeated Background with Adobe Illustrator
Create A Geometric Repeated Background with Adobe Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a repeatable geometric pattern using Adobe Illustrator CC. In the end we will have a single rectangular tile that can be repeated infinitely and seamlessly for use as a background. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this result. For…

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Create A Molten Lava Text Effect with GIMP
Create A Molten Lava Text Effect with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a molten lava text effect with GIMP where it appears as if the letters are made of smoldering magma. This tutorial is a little on the advanced side. You can follow along if you’re a beginner, but I have to warn that you may find it…

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Create Isometric Block Letters with Adobe Illustrator
Create Isometric Block Letters with Adobe Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Adobe Illustrator CC to create individual colored Lego bricks that you can stack on top of each other and arrange into isometric letters and numbers. This is a tutorial I previously made with Inkscape. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken…

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Inkscape wavy lines tutorial
Create Wavy Lines Using Lattice Deformation In Inkscape
Create Wavy Lines Using Lattice Deformation In Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create these wavy lines using the Lattice Deformation path effect in Inkscape. This would be a great tutorial for a beginner or first-time user of Inkscape. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve the effect. For more in-depth step-by-step instructions, please…

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Repeatable background patterns made with Illustrator
Create Seamless Background Patterns with Adobe Illustrator CC
Create Seamless Background Patterns with Adobe Illustrator CC 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create seamless background patterns with Adobe Illustrator CC. The result will be a single square tile that can be repeated infinitely. This works great for use as a background on a website where a different number of tiles are used in order to render the backgrounds for…

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GIMP line distortion effect
Create A Line Distortion Effect with GIMP
Create A Line Distortion Effect with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to create a line distortion effect where the subject image is comprised of horizontal lines that flow in the shape of the depicted subject. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this effect. I recommend that you watch…

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Warp text into shapes with Illustrator
How To Warp Text Into Shapes with Adobe Illustrator CC
How To Warp Text Into Shapes with Adobe Illustrator CC 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be going over some of the ways in which you can warp text into different shapes using Adobe Illustrator CC. One of the things I really love about Illustrator is how easy it is to work with and transform text into different shapes. Inkscape requires that we manually transform each individual…

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