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Nick Saporito

How much money I made on YouTube in 2019
My YouTube Earnings for 2019 Revealed
My YouTube Earnings for 2019 Revealed 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today’s post is for those of you who may be considering sharing your design skills (or any other skills you may have) on YouTube. In this post I’ll be revealing how much I earned from my YouTube channel in 2019 and why YouTube is great for building recurring income streams. 2020 will mark 5 years…

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GIMP snowfall effect
Add Falling Snow to Any Image with GIMP
Add Falling Snow to Any Image with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to add falling snow to any image using GIMP. We’ll be generating the snow effect from scratch with the HSV noise filter. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this effect. For complete step-by-step instructions please watch the video tutorial at the…

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Inkscape text to path upside down
Why Your Text to Path is Upside Down in Inkscape
Why Your Text to Path is Upside Down in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape allows you to shape, alter, and warp text in a variety of different ways. One problem you may run into though is that your text to path is upside down in Inkscape. In this post I will briefly explain why that happens and how you can easily correct it. Inkscape Text To Path Upside…

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Convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator
How to Easily Convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator
How to Easily Convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator. This only requires a few clicks, but some manual adjustments will need to be made after the conversion. You’ll see what I mean moving forward. Why Convert to CMYK? If you’ve ever designed something to be printed, your print shop will…

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Material design with Inkscape tutorial
How To Create A Material Design Pattern with Inkscape
How To Create A Material Design Pattern with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vector material design pattern with Inkscape. The pattern is an abstract design with layered waves. The finished pattern could work well for clipping text and various other objects. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to create this material design pattern.…

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Logo presentation template
Logo Presentation Template for Clients | Free Download
Logo Presentation Template for Clients | Free Download 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a copy of the template that I use to present logo ideas to my clients. This is useful because it lays out all of the potential design choices in numbered rows and displays how they look on a light background, a dark background, and in monotone. One of the…

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GIMP Distressed Effect
How To Create A Distressed Effect in GIMP
How To Create A Distressed Effect in GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use layer masking to apply textures to objects in GIMP in order to create a distressed effect. This is good for giving your designs an aged, worn, vintage sort of appeal. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to apply this distressed effect…

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Export a layered PSD file from Illustrator
How To Export a PSD with Layers from Illustrator
How To Export a PSD with Layers from Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to export a PSD (or Photoshop file) from Adobe Illustrator while preserving layers. And if your Illustrator file doesn’t currently have layers then I’ll be showing you how to quickly place each individual object onto its own layer. This is something I’ve found to be particularly useful when…

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Batch export multiple images from Adobe Illustrator
How To Batch Export Multiple Images from Adobe Illustrator
How To Batch Export Multiple Images from Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to batch export multiple images from Adobe Illustrator — particularly JPG, PNG, PDF, and SVG. A good example of the usefulness of this sort of feature would be for logo design. Illustrator’s Export for Screens feature allows you to batch export your logo in all of the different…

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Inkscape line art tutorial
Create Simple Line Art Designs with Inkscape
Create Simple Line Art Designs with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to create simple vector line art designs that could work great for t shirt designs, logos, monograms, and more. This tutorial specifically will be utilizing a sunny mountain landscape with pine trees as an example, but you can use this lesson to create any…

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