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Working with swatches in Affinity Designer
Working With Swatches In Affinity Designer | The Complete Guide
Working With Swatches In Affinity Designer | The Complete Guide 800 470 Logos By Nick

One of the many advantages you’ll enjoy as an Affinity Designer user is the ease of use when it comes to creating swatches, whether it be from images or custom selections. Not only that, but Affinity Designer allows you to save swatches, export swatches for use on other machines, and you can even import swatches…

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Dripping paint text effect with Procreate
Create A Dripping Paint Text Effect with Procreate
Create A Dripping Paint Text Effect with Procreate 800 470 Logos By Nick

The biggest advantage you’ll enjoy when using a tablet for graphic design is having the ability to draw freehand like you would with a paintbrush. In today’s tutorial we’ll taking advantage of that benefit by creating a dripping paint text effect with Procreate for the iPad. In order to do this, we’ll be sampling a…

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Remove a white background from text with Photoshop
How To Remove A White Background From Text with Photoshop
How To Remove A White Background From Text with Photoshop 800 470 Logos By Nick

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can easily remove a white background from text with Photoshop. This sort of thing would be useful if you have an old JPEG sitting around and you want to use it on different background styles. Or maybe your logo designer only gave you JPEG copies of your…

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Install fonts in Procreate
How To Install Fonts In Procreate for The iPad
How To Install Fonts In Procreate for The iPad 800 470 Logos By Nick

Using an iPad for graphic design comes with lots of benefits, and in order to fully enjoy those benefits you’re going to need access to your favorite fonts. Unfortunately, installing fonts on an iPad is a bit more complicated than it is on a desktop. However, it can be done, and in this tutorial I’ll…

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MacBook Air for graphic design
Using A MacBook Air For Graphic Design? Not So Fast!
Using A MacBook Air For Graphic Design? Not So Fast! 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you’re in the market for a graphic design laptop then the new MacBook Airs are hard to miss. Thanks to the new ARM-powered M1 chip, using a MacBook Air for graphic design is now a reality, but you should only do so depending on the type of design work you’d like to pursue. Despite…

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Switch RGB to CMYK in Photoshop
How To Switch RGB To CMYK In Photoshop
How To Switch RGB To CMYK In Photoshop 800 470 Logos By Nick

Designing for print requires a different approach than when you design something that will only be used on digital displays, particularly when it comes to color profiles. In order to ensure that your designs will look the same in print as they do on your screen, you’ll have to use a CMYK color profile instead…

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Make a clipping mask with Affinity Designer
How To Create A Clipping Mask with Affinity Designer
How To Create A Clipping Mask with Affinity Designer 800 470 Logos By Nick

Clipping masks add versatility to your vector design work, and for a variety of reasons. They allow you to fill an object with a photo, and they also allow you to make unique shapes in a non-destructive way. Upon first sight, it may appear that Affinity Designer lacks the ability to create clipping masks (also…

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Add a drop shadow in Illustrator
How To Add A Drop Shadow in Illustrator
How To Add A Drop Shadow in Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Adding drop shadows to your designs is a great way to give them some depth and make them appear as if they’re jumping off of the page. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can add a drop shadow in Illustrator — whether it be to text, a shape, or multiple objects, so that…

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Graphic design computer requirements for 2021
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2021 | Complete List
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2021 | Complete List 800 470 Logos By Nick

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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How to add text in Procreate
How To Add Text In Procreate | The Complete Guide
How To Add Text In Procreate | The Complete Guide 800 470 Logos By Nick

Getting started in Procreate, one of the most essential functions you can learn is adding text to your images. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to add text in Procreate and edit its properties, such as font, style, size, color and more. Adding text in Procreate is simply a matter of tapping the little…

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