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Inkscape 1.0 New Features
What’s New in Inkscape Version 1.0
What’s New in Inkscape Version 1.0 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape recently introduced version 1.0 as a new release, and this was not your typical update. This new release comes packed with lots of new features and functionality that might make your life a little easier as an Inkscape user. You can check out the Wiki page for a complete list of of updates, but…

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3D letters created with the Blend Tool
Make 3D Calligraphy Letters with Adobe Illustrator
Make 3D Calligraphy Letters with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create 3D-style calligraphy letters using the Blend Tool in Adobe Illustrator. This is a really cool technique that you can let your creativity run wild with once you know how to do it. The following is a written overview of the steps taken to create this…

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Illustrator vs Inkscape
Illustrator VS Inkscape | The Complete Guide for Vector Designers
Illustrator VS Inkscape | The Complete Guide for Vector Designers 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the most common questions I receive is how Inkscape compares to Illustrator, and if one is better than the other. The two applications are very similar and have a lot in common, but despite that there’s still enough differences between them for a worthwhile comparison to be made. In this post I’m going…

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Vector drip effect with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create A Vector Drip Effect with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create A Vector Drip Effect with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can add a drip effect to any of your vector designs using Adobe Illustrator. This is something that can be applied to text, individual letters, logos, icons, or any other vector object. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to add a dripping effect…

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Hidden secrets in Inkscape
10 Hidden Inkscape Secrets That Will Improve Your Workflow
10 Hidden Inkscape Secrets That Will Improve Your Workflow 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape is a capable open source alternative to commercial vector graphics applications like Illustrator and CorelDraw. It has a lot of features that make it shine, but many of Inkscape’s most useful features are nestled in obscure areas. In this post I’ll be sharing 10 of those hidden features and how they can improve your…

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How To Apply A Distressed Texture with Illustrator
How To Apply A Distressed Texture with Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

Texture masking is a great way to add a worn, aged look to your vector designs. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can apply a distressed texture with Illustrator. This is something that can be done in just a few clicks. The following is a written overview of the steps taken to apply…

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Inkscape double exposure effect
How To Create Double Exposure Logos with Inkscape
How To Create Double Exposure Logos with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create double exposure logos using Inkscape. Double exposure is a technique that allows you to create an optical illusion in which two objects are exposed at once. In order for this to work in a logo design, the objects will be merged together to make a single…

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Professional logos designed with Inkscape
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition 800 470 Nick Saporito

A couple of years ago I made a post showcasing some of the logos I had designed for my clients using Inkscape over the previous 12 months. I figured I’d make a new post doing something similar where I share some more professional logos designed with Inkscape over the past year. I design logos for…

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Remove a white background with Adobe Illustrator
How To Remove A White Background with Adobe Illustrator
How To Remove A White Background with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

Trying to work with an image that doesn’t have a transparent background can be a pain, especially if it has a white background and you need to overlay it onto a backdrop that isn’t white. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can remove a white background with Adobe Illustrator. This method can also…

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How To Get Logo Design Clients
How To Get Logo Design Clients Like A Marketing Pro
How To Get Logo Design Clients Like A Marketing Pro 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be tackling a big challenge many new designers (and some experienced designers as well) face — how to get logo design clients. This is a process that I believe to have mastered over the years, so I’d like to share exactly how I get logo clients myself in hopes of offering…

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