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Create faux 3D text with Illustrator
Create Faux 3D Text With Illustrator | Beginner Tutorial
Create Faux 3D Text With Illustrator | Beginner Tutorial 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you’ve been using Illustrator for any period of time then it’s probably no secret by now that it comes packed with some really useful tools and features for working with 3D. What about simulating the appearance of 3D without actually working in three dimensions though? In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can…

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Add fonts to Affinity Designer
Add Fonts To Affinity Designer – Windows, Mac and iPad
Add Fonts To Affinity Designer – Windows, Mac and iPad 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you really want to harness the power of Affinity Designer’s features and maximize your creativity, then you’re going to need to use third-party fonts once in a while. The right fonts can enhance your designer and help communicate your message more effectively. In this lesson I’ll be going over how you can easily add…

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Change the artboard color in Illustrator
Change The Artboard Color In Illustrator | 2-Step Shortcut
Change The Artboard Color In Illustrator | 2-Step Shortcut 800 470 Logos By Nick

By default, Adobe Illustrator opens with a white artboard. Technically the artboard is transparent, but white is what’s used to indicate the space that the artboard represents. What if you want to use a color other than white though? In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to change the artboard color in Illustrator, which simply…

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How to slice objects in Inkscape
How To Slice Objects In Inkscape Using The Division Feature
How To Slice Objects In Inkscape Using The Division Feature 800 470 Logos By Nick

When shaping and crafting your vector designs, you’ll eventually run into a scenario where you’ll need to slice off part of your object, or maybe break it up into several pieces. There’s several ways to slice objects in Inkscape, but in this lesson I will demonstrate the easiest way, which is the Division feature. The…

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Create Simple Line Art Designs with Inkscape or Illustrator
Create Simple Line Art Designs with Inkscape or Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use either Inkscape or Illustrator to create simple vector line art designs that could work great for t shirt designs, logos, monograms, and more. This tutorial specifically will be utilizing a sunny mountain landscape with pine trees as an example, but you can use this lesson…

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Create drop shadows with Affinity Designer
How To Create Drop Shadows with Affinity Designer
How To Create Drop Shadows with Affinity Designer 800 470 Logos By Nick

One of the most basic functions of a graphic design application is having the ability to add shadows behind objects, and lucky for us, Affinity Designer has an excellent feature for such built right in. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create drop shadows with Affinity Designer so you can make things…

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Embed all images in Illustrator
How To Embed All Images In Illustrator
How To Embed All Images In Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you’ve ever designed something in Illustrator that contains image files that you’ve placed onto your document, and then sent that document to somebody else, then chances are you’ve run into a problem where the person you sent the file to can’t view the images because they’re not embedded into the document. In this tutorial…

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How to crop an image in Affinity Designer
How To Crop An Image In Affinity Designer
How To Crop An Image In Affinity Designer 800 470 Logos By Nick

Don’t let the vector nature of Affinity Designer fool you — it can also handle raster image editing as well, and the available features are quite impressive for a vector-based application. One of the features is the Vector Crop Tool, which can be used crop an image in Affinity Designer with relative easy. In this…

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How to outline text with Inkscape
How To Outline Text with Inkscape | 3-Step Tutorial
How To Outline Text with Inkscape | 3-Step Tutorial 800 470 Logos By Nick

Inkscape makes for a fantastic tool to work with when stylizing text, and today I’ll be demonstrating one of the many ways in which you can do so. In this lesson you will learn how to outline text with Inkscape so that your text can have a distinguished look that jumps off the page. Outlining…

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Save multiple artboards to a PDF in Illustrator
Save Multiple Artboards To A PDF In Illustrator
Save Multiple Artboards To A PDF In Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Creating PDF documents with multiple pages may seem baffling if you’re using design software like Illustrator, because Illustrator utilizes design spaces known as artboards rather than pages. Fortunately, this isn’t nearly as confusing as it may seem. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to save multiple artboards to a PDF in Illustrator, and I’ll…

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