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Average cost of a logo design in 2019
Average Cost Of A Logo Design In 2019 | From $5 to $5,000,000
Average Cost Of A Logo Design In 2019 | From $5 to $5,000,000 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the most common questions I receive as a logo designer is regarding how much a logo costs. The answer isn’t as simple as expected, but in this post I will estimate the average cost of a logo design based on my 8 years of experience. Asking how much a logo costs is kind…

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Text along path upside down in GIMP
Quick Fix: Why Your Text Along Path Is Upside Down In GIMP
Quick Fix: Why Your Text Along Path Is Upside Down In GIMP 850 500 Nick Saporito

When trying to flow text along a path in GIMP, a common problem you may encounter is that your text along path is upside down. In this post I’ll be explaining why this happens. Text Along Path is Upside Down in GIMP The reason why your text along path is upside down in GIMP is…

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Inkscape pasting as bitmap
Inkscape Pasting As Bitmap | Why It Happens And A Simple Fix
Inkscape Pasting As Bitmap | Why It Happens And A Simple Fix 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’re an Inkscape user on Windows, you’ve probably run into a problem with Inkscape pasting as bitmap when working with vector objects. In this post I’m going to outline a couple of quick fixes for that. Inkscape Pasting As Bitmap When working with Inkscape, I’ll occasionally copy vector elements from one document and paste…

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GIMP grime art tutorial
How To Create Grime Art with GIMP
How To Create Grime Art with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to create grime art portraits. Grime art is a trendy form of digital art in which you paint freehand effects on top of a portrait. You can read more about it here. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to…

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Inkscape tools and uses
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be explaining all 21 Inkscape tools and uses, along with a brief demonstration of how they work. Inkscape is an open source vector graphics application similar to Adobe Illustrator. It has much more to offer than just the 21 tools located in its toolbar, but this guide should serve as a…

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6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog
6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog in 2019
6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog in 2019 1024 602 Nick Saporito

This month marks 4 years since I started the Logos By Nick blog, and the success I’ve had with it so far has been one of my favorite accomplishments. Over the past 4 years I’ve written more than 200 articles that bring in over 4,000 visitors per day on average, which has generated tons of…

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Create block letters with GIMP
Create Block Letters with GIMP
Create Block Letters with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create simple block letters with GIMP. The letters will give the appearance of being 3D, but they’re really just a flat design. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this effect. Please refer to the video tutorial at the top of…

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Conceptual logo design
Literal vs Conceptual Logo Design – Separating Pros From Amateurs
Literal vs Conceptual Logo Design – Separating Pros From Amateurs 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be providing an overview of conceptual logo design, and why it’s what separates pro designers from amateurs. I would recommend watching the video lesson at the top of the page. It’s taken from my Logo Design Academy course, so be sure to check that out if you want to learn more…

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Business card sizes by country
Business Card Sizes By Country | Free Templates
Business Card Sizes By Country | Free Templates 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Every country utilizes different sizes for their business cards, and in this post I’ll be sharing a complete list of business card sizes by country, along with a free download for the size templates. Business Card Sizes By Country The standard business card size for each country is listed below. I added measurements in both…

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Flow text around shapes with Inkscape
How To Flow Text Around An Object with Inkscape
How To Flow Text Around An Object with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to make your text flow around objects in Inkscape without having to manually add spaces and line breaks. We’ll be using the Flow Into Frame feature, which will leave us with completely editable text that wraps nicely around any objects of your choosing. The following is just a…

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