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Nick Saporito

How to create a mesh gradient background with Inkscape
Create Mesh Gradient Backgrounds with Inkscape
Create Mesh Gradient Backgrounds with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create mesh gradient background patterns with Inkscape. The idea behind the effect here is that the design is made up of a bunch of individual triangles that all have a single solid fill color, but when viewed in totality they create the illusion of a mesh gradient.…

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9 Free Mockup Templates for GIMP Users
9 Free Mockup Templates for GIMP Users 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing 9 free mockup templates for GIMP users to show off their various design and branding design skills. Feel free to use these templates on your own portfolio, commercially, or however else you’d like! If you’re a GIMP user, you probably find it frustrating that the mockup templates found on…

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Pressed leather mockup with GIMP
GIMP Pressed Leather Mockup
GIMP Pressed Leather Mockup 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a pressed leather effect with GIMP. This would work great as a logo mockup template for your portfolio, or as a way of branding product photos. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve the effect. For complete step-by-step instructions,…

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Adobe Illustrator maze tutorial
Create An Isometric Maze with Adobe Illustrator
Create An Isometric Maze with Adobe Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vector, isometric-style maze with Adobe Illustrator CC. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this effect. For complete step-by-step instructions, please refer to the video tutorial at the top of the page. And if you’d like more Illustrator tutorials,…

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How to create a line text logo with Inkscape
How To Create Line Style Letters with Inkscape
How To Create Line Style Letters with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to create simple line art-style letters and words that can be used individually as logos or as some kind of typography design. The following is just a brief outline of the steps taken to achieve the end result. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice…

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How to vectorize a PNG logo with Photoshop
How To Vectorize a PNG Logo with Photoshop | Video Tutorial
How To Vectorize a PNG Logo with Photoshop | Video Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to vectorize a PNG logo with Photoshop, which is actually quite simple and very beginner-friendly. I do have to preface this by warning that Photoshop is not the ideal tool to use for creating vectors. Ideally, you should use Illustrator, but if Photoshop is your only option then…

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Why a virtual office is worth it
Why A Virtual Office Is Worth It If You’re A Freelancer
Why A Virtual Office Is Worth It If You’re A Freelancer 1024 602 Nick Saporito

On the surface it may seem like the only purpose a virtual office serves is the vanity of looking larger and more influential than you really are, but that’s not the only benefit, and it’s certainly not why I currently use one. Simply put, a virtual office is worth it if you don’t want your…

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How To Create A Photo Mosaic with GIMP
How To Create A Photo Mosaic Collage with GIMP
How To Create A Photo Mosaic Collage with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to create a mosaic photo collage where a bunch of individual photos are used to represent a larger photo. In order to follow along with this tutorial you will need a third-party extension for GIMP called G’MIC, which can be downloaded and installed here.…

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How to export CMYK with Inkscape
5 Ways To Export CMYK with Inkscape | PNG, JPG, PDF, Vector & More
5 Ways To Export CMYK with Inkscape | PNG, JPG, PDF, Vector & More 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you use open-source design software like Inkscape and GIMP, you’ve probably designed something to be printed professionally, only to have it be rejected by the print shop because it’s in RGB color format and not CMYK. There are several ways to export CMYK with Inkscape though, and in this post I’ll be going over…

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How to use PSD mockups without Photoshop
How To Use PSD Mockups WITHOUT Photoshop! Video Tutorial
How To Use PSD Mockups WITHOUT Photoshop! Video Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Mockup templates can give your designs a real-world appeal. Although these templates are intended for Photoshop, a simple web-based application will allow you to use PSD mockups without Photoshop. In this post I’ll be demonstrating exactly how to do so. PSD Mockups PSD mockups are pre-made Photoshop templates that are intended to give your designs…

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