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Nick Saporito

3D Text Effect with GIMP
How To Create 3D Text with GIMP
How To Create 3D Text with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a 3D text effect with GIMP. This is a tutorial that I did a few years ago, but I feel like I glossed over some important details in that video, and GIMP has undergone quite a few updates since then, so I figure this would be…

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Custom text treatment for logo design
Custom Text Treatment for Logo Designs using Inkscape
Custom Text Treatment for Logo Designs using Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to give your logo designs a custom text treatment where the letters overlap each other. This can make your logo designs look more personalized than they would if you just used a stock font as-is. This lesson will also introduce a new feature from…

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Inkscape Dark Theme for Windows Mac and Linux | 3-Click Installation
Inkscape Dark Theme for Windows Mac and Linux | 3-Click Installation 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be going over how you can install the Inkscape dark theme found in version 1.0 as well as older versions 0.92.4 and 0.92.5. Before you proceed with this tutorial, please make sure that you know which version of Inkscape you’re working with and follow the instructions for that particular version. If…

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11 Free templates for Inkscape
11 Free Templates for Inkscape and How To Install Them
11 Free Templates for Inkscape and How To Install Them 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of my favorite features in Inkscape is having the ability to create a document and save it as a template that you can launch directly from within Inkscape any time you want. This is useful because it means you won’t have to waste time formatting your document every time you go to create certain…

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Create line style letter logos with Illustrator
Create Line Style Letter Logos with Illustrator
Create Line Style Letter Logos with Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create simple line-style letter logos using Adobe Illustrator. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to create these logos. For complete step-by-step instructions, please watch the video tutorial at the top of the page. Creating Line Style Letter Logos with Illustrator To get…

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5 Easy Ways To Delete Background To Transparent with GIMP
5 Easy Ways To Delete Background To Transparent with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to delete an image’s background to transparent while leaving the subject in place. There’s a variety of ways to accomplish this with GIMP, but I’ll be covering the main methods that are easiest to apply as a beginner. The method you should use depends on…

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Best free alternatives to Adobe software
Best Free Alternatives To Adobe Creative Suite Software
Best Free Alternatives To Adobe Creative Suite Software 800 470 Nick Saporito

If you do any kind of digital media creation then there’s no question that Adobe’s Creative Suite is the industry standard. It comes with a price though, and unlike other types of software products, it’s an ongoing price. You’re never done paying for Adobe software, and because of that you may be put off by…

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How to use a drawing tablet in Inkscape
How To Use A Drawing Tablet in Inkscape
How To Use A Drawing Tablet in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use a drawing tablet in Inkscape. The setup should be quick and seamless if you’re a Windows 10 user and you’re using a modern device. Drawing Tablets Drawing tablets allow you to create freehand digital art the same way you would with a pencil and paper. Last…

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Create custom brushes in Inkscape
How To Create Custom Brushes in Inkscape
How To Create Custom Brushes in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

For those of you who are freehand artists and illustrators, you may find yourselves working with brush strokes and pen tools more frequently than someone like me who does logos and branding. Sometimes the default options just won’t do though, so in this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create custom brushes in Inkscape and…

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How to cut a segment of a line in Inkscape
How To Cut A Segment Of A Line in Inkscape | 2 Methods
How To Cut A Segment Of A Line in Inkscape | 2 Methods 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating 2 ways you can cut a segment of a line in Inkscape. This can be done with the Cut Path feature and the Nodes tool. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to cut lines in Inkscape. I would recommend checking out the video tutorial at…

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