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GIMP layer effects plugin for 2.10
GIMP 2.10 Layer Effects Plugin | Free Download
GIMP 2.10 Layer Effects Plugin | Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be demonstrating how to download and install the GIMP 2.10 Layer Effects plugin — a third party tool that adds neat features to GIMP, like Bevel and Emboss. Layer Effects Plugin The Layer Effects plugin adds a new sub menu to the bottom of the Layers menu in GIMP. It adds…

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Gold paint GIMP tutorial
Create A Gold Paint Effect with GIMP
Create A Gold Paint Effect with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a gold paint effect with GIMP. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration, please refer to the video tutorial at the top of the page. Gold Paint Effect The first thing we’ll need to do…

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Best drawing tablet for Inkscape
Wacom Intuos – The Best Drawing Tablet for Inkscape
Wacom Intuos – The Best Drawing Tablet for Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’m not much of a freehand artist myself, but if freehand drawing and sketching is your thing, and you’re an Inkscape user, you might want to check out the Wacom Intuos CTH490AK drawing tablet. In my opinion, the Wacom Intuos is the best drawing tablet for Inkscape because of its plug and play compatibility and…

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How many colors a logo should have
Why A Logo Should Have 1-3 Colors At Most
Why A Logo Should Have 1-3 Colors At Most 1024 602 Nick Saporito

How many colors should a logo have? In my experience, anywhere from 1 to 3 colors. There’s always exceptions, but that seems to be the sweet spot. Let’s elaborate on this a bit. How Many Colors A Logo Should Have 1 Color One of the many characteristics of a good logo is that it’s simple,…

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Comic book logo made with Inkscape
How To Create A Comic Logo with Inkscape
How To Create A Comic Logo with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a comic book-style logo using Inkscape. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to create the design. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration, watch the video tutorial at the top of the page. Creating A Comic Logo The first thing…

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Inkscape default template
How To Change The Inkscape Default Template
How To Change The Inkscape Default Template 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to change the Inkscape default template, otherwise known as the startup file. I’m making this tutorial in response to some feedback I received about my dark theme tutorial. Many of you remarked that you’d like the work space (or canvas) to be dark as well. There’s two ways…

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MSI for graphic design
MacBook vs MSI for Graphic Design | Why I Chose MSI
MacBook vs MSI for Graphic Design | Why I Chose MSI 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I was recently in the market for a new laptop to work from when I’m traveling, visiting family, or “on vacation,” and after doing a bit of shopping around I decided to go with an MSI for my graphic design needs. Why MSI for Graphic Design? MSI laptops are optimized for gaming, and since gaming…

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GIMP Color Channels
Color Channels in GIMP, Explained
Color Channels in GIMP, Explained 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be briefly explaining what color channels are in GIMP and demonstrating how they work. The following is just a brief overview. For more detailed information about working with color channels in GIMP I would recommend watching the video tutorial at the top of the page. Red, Green, Blue Every digital image…

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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 version 92 dark theme for Windows 10
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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