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Nick Saporito

The problem with 99Designs
The Problem with 99Designs | Ordering Steak At a Buffet
The Problem with 99Designs | Ordering Steak At a Buffet 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I recently had a potential client reach out to me and ask how my logo design services compare to those of 99Designs. It’s a good question that any rational person in the market for a logo would ask. My reply was lengthy enough that I realized it would make for a good blog entry if…

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Inkscape Dark Theme for Windows | Version 0.92.4
Inkscape Dark Theme for Windows | Version 0.92.4 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A few years ago I made a post outlining how you could give Inkscape a dark theme. Inkscape has since released several updates that have rendered that old tutorial obsolete, so it’s time for an update of my own. In this post I’ll be demonstrating how you can install a dark theme for Inkscape version…

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How To Create Caricatures with GIMP
How To Create Caricatures with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create simple caricatures, with an oil painting sort of appeal, using GIMP. In order to follow along with this tutorial you’ll need to download and install a plugin called G’MIC, which can be downloaded here: G’MIC. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to…

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Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications
Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Your Adobe Typekit fonts not showing up in Illustrator, Photoshop, or any other Adobe application is most likely due to one of two reasons: 1.) you don’t have the Adobe Creative Cloud application running in the background, or 2.) the Creative Cloud application is running, but your preferences are not set to sync Typekit fonts…

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New Inkscape Icons | 2019 Theme and Installation Tutorial
New Inkscape Icons | 2019 Theme and Installation Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A few years ago I redesigned the tool icons for Inkscape and posted them here on the blog for download. Inkscape has released quite a few updates since then and my understanding of UI design has evolved a bit as well, so I figured it was time for a refresh. In this post I’ll be…

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Logo trends to avoid
Logo Trends To Avoid in 2019 and Why | 6 Examples
Logo Trends To Avoid in 2019 and Why | 6 Examples 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be going over logo trends to avoid and why. I normally don’t have a problem with using design trends in most applications, but when it comes to logos, trends should generally be avoided. The main reason why is because a logo needs to be able to stand the test time, and…

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Best Free Screen Recorder for 2019 | Windows, Mac, Linux
Best Free Screen Recorder for 2019 | Windows, Mac, Linux 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be doing a brief tutorial on OBS, which I believe is the best free screen recorder for Windows, Mac and Linux, and why. This is something I’ve been asked about a lot so I figured I’d finally address this once and for all. I’ve been creating tutorials for YouTube for nearly 4 years…

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Turn Photos Into Logos with GIMP
Turn Photos Into Logos with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can take a photo and trace it into a whimsical-style hand drawn logo using GIMP version 2.10. The following is just a brief outline of the steps taken. For complete step-by-step instructions and voice narration, watch the video tutorial at the top of the page. Tracing Photos…

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Negative space typography examples
16 Examples Of Negative Space Typography
16 Examples Of Negative Space Typography 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Utilizing the negative space of a subject to communicate something in addition to what the subject already communicates is a clever technique and something I’ve always been a fan of personally. In this post I’ll be sharing 16 of my favorite negative space typography examples that I found on the internet, in addition to a…

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How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with GIMP
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to wrap text around a circle using GIMP — both inside and outside the circle. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken. Please watch the video tutorial at the top of the page for complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration. Wrap Text Around A Circle…

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