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All 39 GIMP tools explained
All 39 GIMP Tools Explained
All 39 GIMP Tools Explained 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be giving you a rundown of all 39 tools found in GIMP, along with a brief explanation of what they do. I’ve put together a 15-minute video demonstration at the top of the page if you want to check that out. Otherwise you can continue on to the written format. Enjoy!…

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Using Inkscape to convert PNG to SVG
Using Inkscape to Convert PNG to SVG Format
Using Inkscape to Convert PNG to SVG Format 800 470 Nick Saporito

A question commonly asked by newcomers is how they can use Inkscape to convert PNG to SVG format. This is sort of like trying to turn an omelette back into an egg though — the order of operations is backwards. SVG files are what’s used to generate PNG images. Trying to accomplish the inverse of that would…

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Inkscape tools and uses
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be explaining all 21 Inkscape tools and uses, along with a brief demonstration of how they work. Inkscape is an open source vector graphics application similar to Adobe Illustrator. It has much more to offer than just the 21 tools located in its toolbar, but this guide should serve as a…

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Illustrator low poly effect
How To Create A Low Poly Portrait in Illustrator
How To Create A Low Poly Portrait in Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a low poly portrait from any image using Adobe Illustrator. This is a neat little trick that you can use to create some cool vector designs. I’ve actually used this effect myself for my own profile pictures and avatars. The following is a brief overview…

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GIMP dual lighting effect
How To Create A Dual Lighting Effect with GIMP
How To Create A Dual Lighting Effect with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use GIMP to create a dual lighting effect where it appears as if the subject has colored lights shining on them. The colors I’ll be using in this demonstration are pink and blue. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this…

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How to save a custom color palette in Inkscape
How To Save A Custom Color Palette in Inkscape and Use It Any Time
How To Save A Custom Color Palette in Inkscape and Use It Any Time 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to save a custom color palette in Inkscape that can be used to replace the standard color palette. This will be done in such a way that it will be saved into your Inkscape installation files so you can load it and use it whenever you want. The…

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Batch export files with Affinity Designer
How To Batch Export Multiple Files with Affinity Designer
How To Batch Export Multiple Files with Affinity Designer 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to batch export multiple files at once, in a variety of different formats, using Affinity Designer’s Batch Persona. This is a feature Illustrator has that I’ve always enjoyed using, and it’s great for when you’re finalizing a logo design and need to generate a variety of different formats…

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Create an esports logo with Inkscape
How To Create An Esports Logo with Inkscape
How To Create An Esports Logo with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be tackling a common request that I’ve been receiving for a while — how to design an esports logo with Inkscape. I won’t be using any kind of elaborate illustrations of animals or mascots, but I will be demonstrating how to create a logo is the traditional esports style, for a lack of…

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Thoughts on Affinity as an Inkscape user
My Thoughts On Affinity Designer As An Inkscape User
My Thoughts On Affinity Designer As An Inkscape User 800 470 Nick Saporito

In a recent video I made comparing Inkscape and Illustrator, I went over some of the things I both like and dislike about each, and one of the most common responses I got was to make a comparison between Inkscape and Affinity Designer. And this has not been an isolated incident by any means. A…

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Free vector avatars for Inkscape
12 Free Flat Vector Avatars for Inkscape + Tutorial
12 Free Flat Vector Avatars for Inkscape + Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be sharing a pack of 12 free flat style vector avatar faces that you can download and edit however you’d like. There’s also a video tutorial at the top of the page demonstrating how to create some avatars of your own using Inkscape. Flat Vector Avatars Learning how to create these faces in…

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