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Elegant logo design made with Inkscape
Create An Elegant Logo Design in Inkscape + Free Template
Create An Elegant Logo Design in Inkscape + Free Template 1024 640 Nick Saporito

Learn how to use Spiro Paths in Inkscape to create these decorative ornaments that can be made into elegant logo and monogram designs. The secret to making these paths look fluid and natural is knowing which mode to use for the Pen Tool (I have an in-depth lesson on the Pen Tool here.) The Spiro…

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Create A Carved Wood Mockup with Affinity Designer
Create A Carved Wood Mockup with Affinity Designer 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to use Affinity Designer to take any vector object and make it look like it’s been carved into a piece of wood. This can be an excellent way to depict the versatility of a logo design. It also works with simple illustrations, such as logos, icons, text…

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Realistic Wildlife Silhouettes 🦝 More Free Vectors 🦌
Realistic Wildlife Silhouettes 🦝 More Free Vectors 🦌 800 470 Nick Saporito

This post contains a free download for a collection of 40 realistic wildlife silhouettes. The designs include various types of animals commonly found in nature. They pair nicely with the nature-themed designs I’ve sent out over the past couple of weeks. Use them to create logos, badges, emblems, and various types of vector illustrations: They…

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Free Templates 🌳 Nature Silhouettes Vector Pack 🌳
Free Templates 🌳 Nature Silhouettes Vector Pack 🌳 800 470 Nick Saporito

This post includes a download link for 24 free vector tree silhouettes that you can add to your toolbox and use to craft logos, badges, and various types of illustrations. The silhouettes can be edited in any vector-based application, including Inkscape, Illustrator and Affinity Designer. You can edit the nodes, change the fill and stroke…

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Logos By Nick Is Once Again Accepting Clients
Logos By Nick Is Once Again Accepting Clients 800 470 Nick Saporito

Greetings and Happy New Year! 2024 marks a pivot in how I do business, so I wanted to share a brief update. A couple of years ago I stopped taking on freelance work so I could focus full-time on content creation. At the time I had many projects and ideas I wanted to explore, but…

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Graphic design hardware requirements
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2024 | Complete List
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2024 | Complete List 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Venturing into the world of graphic design for the first time may cause you to pause and consider the hardware requirements of doing so beforehand, and rightly so. Depending on the type of design software you’d like to use (along with the type of graphic design you’re planning to pursue,) you’ll need to make sure…

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Color replace in Affinity Designer
How To Replace Every Instance Of A Color In Affinity Designer
How To Replace Every Instance Of A Color In Affinity Designer 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to find and replace every instance of a color using Affinity Designer. Doing so manually would require you to select objects and change their color one-by-one, but as it turns out, there is a much quicker way to do this. This is not to be confused with…

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Inkscape Shape Builder Tool
Inkscape Now Has A Shape Builder! Here’s How To Use It
Inkscape Now Has A Shape Builder! Here’s How To Use It 1000 587 Nick Saporito

The Inkscape team recently released version 1.3 and with it comes lots of new tools and features. One such welcomed addition is the Shape Builder Tool, which allows you to create shapes based on the intersecting areas of overlapping shapes. In this tutorial we’ll be having a look at how to use it to make a…

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Lock objects in Inkscape
How To Use Layer Locks In Inkscape To Fix Objects To The Canvas
How To Use Layer Locks In Inkscape To Fix Objects To The Canvas 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to lock objects in Inkscape by using the lock feature within the Layers menu. This will enable you to temporarily fix objects to your canvas so that you don’t accidentally move them around while you’re working. In short, this is accomplished by clicking a single icon within…

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Group by color in Adobe Illustrator
How To Group Objects By Color In Illustrator
How To Group Objects By Color In Illustrator 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to group your objects by color in Adobe Illustrator. This can be useful if you’re working with an array of objects and need to organize your artwork. In short, to accomplish this we just have to select objects by color and then group them together using the…

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