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Create A Vector Christmas Sweater Pattern with Inkscape
Create A Vector Christmas Sweater Pattern with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a vector Christmas sweater pattern with Inkscape, and I’ll be showing you how to create it out of a single tile that can be repeated infinitely. This was a design I originally saw created with Illustrator on another blog I follow called Spoon Graphics. I…

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Graphic design computer requirements
Recommended Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2019
Recommended Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2019 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’ve ever attempted to use any kind of design software, it’s probably no secret that it requires more computing power than your typical desktop applications. In this post I’ll be outlining the recommended graphic design computer requirements for 2019. I’ll be referencing each software manufacturer’s recommendations and adding my own personal input as well…

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Famous fonts used in logos
12 Famous Fonts Used in Logos
12 Famous Fonts Used in Logos 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In a post last year I wrote about the benefits of using premium fonts for logo design as opposed to free fonts. In today’s post I’ll be expanding on that a bit by showing 12 different examples of famous fonts used in logos, and just for kicks I even mocked up the logos with the names…

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How To Change Eye Colors with GIMP
How To Change Eye Colors with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can change the color of your subject’s eyes using GIMP. This is a rather simple tutorial that would be ideal for beginners and/or first-time users of GIMP. The following is just a brief outline of how we’ll achieve this effect. For complete step-by-step instructions, watch the video…

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Illustrator Infographic Template: Free Download and Tutorial Video
Illustrator Infographic Template: Free Download and Tutorial Video 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a simple, flat-style, but colorful pencil infographic using Adobe Illustrator CC. Feel free to skip to the end of the post if you’d prefer to watch the video tutorial instead of following the written steps. The Adobe Illustrator infographic template file (AI) is also available…

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Quick Fix: Why Illustrator Exports 1 Pixel More To Each Dimension
Quick Fix: Why Illustrator Exports 1 Pixel More To Each Dimension 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be addressing a rather frustrating glitch in Adobe Illustrator CC. For whatever reason, Illustrator exports 1 pixel more to each dimension of a PNG or JPG file. The fix is quite simple though. Why Illustrator Adds That Extra Pixel After doing a little digging around, I discovered (thanks to Pixel & Bracket on YouTube) that…

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20 Free Google Adwords Photoshop Templates
20 Free Google Adwords Photoshop Templates 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be sharing a bundle of Google Adwords Photoshop templates that you can download in PSD formats as well as a master file in Illustrator (.ai) format. If you’ve ever designed Google display ads, you’re probably well aware that simply preparing art boards in all of the required sizes is half the battle. These…

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How To Add Fonts To GIMP and Inkscape | 3 Simple Steps
How To Add Fonts To GIMP and Inkscape | 3 Simple Steps 1024 602 Nick Saporito

This is something I’m asked about quite often and figured it would make sense to finally put together this brief instructional on how to add fonts to GIMP and Inkscape. This method works the same regardless if you’re using Windows, Linux or Mac. How To Install Fonts In GIMP and Inkscape You don’t actually install…

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Bad graphic design ads
16 Bad Graphic Design Ads To Learn From
16 Bad Graphic Design Ads To Learn From 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Guess who spent his Sunday afternoon rummaging through Craigslist seeking examples of bad graphic design ads to share and critique? In this post I’ll be sharing the 16 best (worst) examples of bad graphic design ads I found. Contact info has been removed from each ad for the sake of their privacy. Using bad design doesn’t make…

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Design A Vector Pumpkin with Inkscape
Design A Vector Pumpkin with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this week’s Halloween-themed tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a vector carved pumpkin using Inkscape. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this design. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration, check out the video tutorial at the top of the page. Vector Carved Pumpkin We’re first…

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