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Nick Saporito

Sample creative brief for logo design clients
Sample Creative Brief for Logo Design Clients
Sample Creative Brief for Logo Design Clients 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Before beginning any logo design project, you’ll need to collaborate with your client so that you can understand their business, the market they play in, and who their ideal customer is. This is known as a briefing, and in this post I’ll be going over a sample creative brief for logo design clients that you…

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Inkscape VS GIMP: Always Choose Inkscape for Logo Design
Inkscape VS GIMP: Always Choose Inkscape for Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Many times I’ve been asked to create tutorials demonstrating how to design a logo in GIMP. Theoretically, a logo could be designed in GIMP, and I have demonstrated how to do so, but you should really look elsewhere for logo design. Using GIMP to design a logo is like using a fork to cut a…

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Making new layer from a selection in GIMP
GIMP: Make Selection a New Layer
GIMP: Make Selection a New Layer 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating a rather simple (but useful) technique: making your selection a new layer in GIMP. This will be quite a brief tutorial, but I see that a lot of users are searching Google with this question, so let’s help them out. Step 1: Make A Selection Go ahead and grab yourself a…

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Free iOS app icons header
44 Free iOS App Icons
44 Free iOS App Icons 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’re in the process of creating an app — or if you’re creating some kind of software that lets users create their own apps — and you need access to a bundle of free iOS app icons, you’re on the right page. In this post I’ll be sharing a pack of modern, flat style app-store-ready…

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Balancing personal and professional life as a freelancer
6 Simple Strategies for Freelancers to Balance Personal and Professional Life
6 Simple Strategies for Freelancers to Balance Personal and Professional Life 1024 602 Nick Saporito

One of the largest and most sought-after positions nowadays is that of a freelancer — and with good reason. Flexible working hours, a self-made schedule, unlimited earnings based on effort put it and freedom to choose the projects one works on are just some of the reason freelancing is on the rise and predicted to…

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10K Analytics Brand Identity
10K Analytics Brand Identity 1024 602 Nick Saporito

10K Analytics is an advanced advisory firm that specializes in helping businesses apply and integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning to risk management and compliance problems. The firm uses existing data to help find insightful solutions to complex problems a company may be facing. Their target audience is business-to-business — specifically risk management and compliance…

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Move gradients with object in Inkscape
Inkscape Fix: How To Move Gradients with Objects
Inkscape Fix: How To Move Gradients with Objects 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A problem many of you run into when following my Inkscape tutorials is that when you attempt to move an object that you’ve applied a gradient to, the gradient doesn’t move with it. It stays in place as if it were its own separate entity. This is kind of a silly feature if you ask…

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Erasing to transparency with GIMP
Simple Fix: GIMP Not Erasing To Transparency
Simple Fix: GIMP Not Erasing To Transparency 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be addressing a very common problem many of you run into when using the eraser tool in GIMP. I get asked this question a lot: why isn’t the eraser tool erasing to transparency? Instead, it may be erasing to white, black, or some other color. Let’s diagnose why. Just a heads up —…

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Inkscape keyboard shortcuts
The 26 Most Important Keyboard Shortcuts to Memorize in Inkscape
The 26 Most Important Keyboard Shortcuts to Memorize in Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

There’s more to being a talented graphic designer than knowing the software inside out, having a keen eye for design, and knowing how to effectively communicate information using visuals. You also have to know how to make the best use of your time, especially if you’re a freelancer. As a freelancer, the product you’re selling…

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Create A Geometric Collage with Inkscape and GIMP
Create A Geometric Collage with Inkscape and GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’m going to do something I haven’t yet done, and that’s create a tutorial where I use both Inkscape and GIMP together to create an end product. Inkscape and GIMP are incredibly valuable design tools, but they serve different purposes. Inkscape is meant for vector creation, whereas GIMP is meant for photo manipulation. Since…

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