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Inkscape tools and uses
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained 1024 602 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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6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog
6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog in 2019
6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog in 2019 1024 602 Nick Saporito

This month marks 4 years since I started the Logos By Nick blog, and the success I’ve had with it so far has been one of my favorite accomplishments. Over the past 4 years I’ve written more than 200 articles that bring in over 4,000 visitors per day on average, which has generated tons of…

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Create block letters with GIMP
Create Block Letters with GIMP
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In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create simple block letters with GIMP. The letters will give the appearance of being 3D, but they’re really just a flat design. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this effect. Please refer to the video tutorial at the top of…

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Conceptual logo design
Literal vs Conceptual Logo Design – Separating Pros From Amateurs
Literal vs Conceptual Logo Design – Separating Pros From Amateurs 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be providing an overview of conceptual logo design, and why it’s what separates pro designers from amateurs. I would recommend watching the video lesson at the top of the page. It’s taken from my Logo Design Academy course, so be sure to check that out if you want to learn more…

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Business card sizes by country
Business Card Sizes By Country | Free Templates
Business Card Sizes By Country | Free Templates 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Every country utilizes different sizes for their business cards, and in this post I’ll be sharing a complete list of business card sizes by country, along with a free download for the size templates. Business Card Sizes By Country The standard business card size for each country is listed below. I added measurements in both…

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Flow text around shapes with Inkscape
How To Flow Text Around An Object with Inkscape
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In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to make your text flow around objects in Inkscape without having to manually add spaces and line breaks. We’ll be using the Flow Into Frame feature, which will leave us with completely editable text that wraps nicely around any objects of your choosing. The following is just a…

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How to edit an animated GIF with GIMP
How To Edit an Animated GIF with GIMP | Step-By-Step Tutorial
How To Edit an Animated GIF with GIMP | Step-By-Step Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over all of the ways you can edit an animated GIF with GIMP. I think video editing software would be more ideal for editing GIFs, but there are some simple modifications that can be made with GIMP. For this lesson I’ll be using the following animated GIF as an…

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Best graphic design laptops under $1,000
Best Graphic Design Laptops Under $1,000 | Recommendations for 2020
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Today I’ll be going over my 5 best graphic design laptops under $1,000 for those of you who may be in the market for one in the near future. $1,000 is a good budget for a graphic design laptop, so you can expect to get some real bang for your buck as long as you…

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The complete guide to rotating objects in Inkscape
Rotating Objects in Inkscape | The Complete Beginner’s Guide
Rotating Objects in Inkscape | The Complete Beginner’s Guide 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over how to rotate objects in Inkscape; including rotating multiple objects and rotating objects around a point. Rotating Objects in Inkscape Rotating objects in Inkscape is so incredibly simple that there isn’t even a dedicated tool for it like there is in Illustrator — it’s all done with the…

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Best logo size for shirts
Best Logo Size For Shirts | Design Guidelines From 9 Print Shops
Best Logo Size For Shirts | Design Guidelines From 9 Print Shops 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over some guidelines for designing shirts and how to appropriately size your artwork. The best logo size for shirts depends on which print service you’ll be using. Below you will find 9 of the largest print-on-demand services along with their guidelines for uploading artwork. Print Shop Recommendations Each print…

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