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Nick Saporito

A Look At My New Design Setup
A Look At My New Design Setup 850 500 Nick Saporito

For those of you interested in the tech side of things, I figured I’d share my latest build. I’ve been using my previous machine for quite some time, but it’s getting old and slowing down. Since this is something my livelihood depends on, I had very little hesitation about investing in an upgrade. With this…

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How not to get scammed as a freelancer
How Not to Get Scammed As a Freelancer
How Not to Get Scammed As a Freelancer 850 500 Nick Saporito

When you’re doing business on the internet, you’re usually dealing with strangers. It’s very easy to be scammed if you’re not careful. I’ve been hustled a few times in the past myself, but I’ve learned from those mistakes, and in this post I’m going to share my tips to avoid being scammed as a freelancer.…

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heartbeat logo design inkscape
Create a Heartbeat Design with Inkscape
Create a Heartbeat Design with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vector heartbeat logo that can be compatible with any other sort of theme. I often see people selling t shirts on Facebook using this sort of concept – depicting dogs, cats, instruments, skylines, etc. – and advertising them against those audiences. The goal of this tutorial is…

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GIMP video tutorial
Create a Light Bulb Fish Bowl with GIMP
Create a Light Bulb Fish Bowl with GIMP 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use GIMP to create a fish tank out of a light bulb. Enjoy! Light bulb image: https://pixabay.com/en/lightbulb-bulb-light-idea-energy-1875255/ Water splash image: http://starlaa1.deviantart.com/art/water-splash-png-304747580 Fish image: https://pixabay.com/en/goldfish-carp-fish-1900832/ Get the Inkscape dark theme: http://logosbynick.com/how-to-make-inkscape-go-dark/ Logo Design Course Curious about the creative process that inspires me to come up with design ideas and…

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Common Logo Design Mistakes To Avoid
Common Logo Design Mistakes To Avoid 850 500 Nick Saporito

Logo design can be tricky. A logo is meant to be a unique symbol that an audience can identify a brand with. Often times we tend to over-think it and make needless mistakes though. In this post I’ll be going over common logo design mistakes and how to avoid them. Too Literal The number one sign…

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Vector chocolate with Inkscape
Create a Vector Chocolate Candy Bar with Inkscape
Create a Vector Chocolate Candy Bar with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

Design a vector chocolate candy bar with a bite taken out of it using Inkscape. Color codes: 8c462dff 67422fff 542b1aff 9c4f32ff   Learn Everything About Logo Design Curious about the creative process that inspires me to come up with design ideas and how I go about executing them? Be sure to check out my logo…

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Disintegration effect with GIMP
Disintegration Effect with GIMP
Disintegration Effect with GIMP 850 500 Nick Saporito

I’ve decided to start creating GIMP tutorials in addition to my Inkscape content. If you don’t know what GIMP is, think of it as a free alternative to Photoshop. Both GIMP and Inkscape go hand-in-hand since they’re both Open Source and serve different design needs. If you don’t know how to use GIMP, I think…

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6 Free Awesome Fonts to Kick Off 2017
6 Free Awesome Fonts to Kick Off 2017 850 500 Nick Saporito

Last year I wrote a post outlining my favorite free fonts for logo design, but as time goes on I discover new fonts that I fall in love with and feel compelled to share with you. In this post I’m going to document 7 fonts I’ve recently stumbled upon and have really been enjoying lately.…

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retro vintage vector text inkscape
Create Retro Style Text with Inkscape
Create Retro Style Text with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to design some retro style letters and text in vector format using Inkscape. This tutorial emphasises the usefulness of the masking feature, which when used properly, adds a nice aged appearance to the design. Montserrat Ultra Bold font: https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/montserrat Masking image: https://pixabay.com/en/background-texture-grunge-distress-1874557/   Logo Design Course Curious about…

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Vector liquid text design with Inkscape
Create Liquid Text with Inkscape
Create Liquid Text with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create text that is a vector liquid within glass casing. This is one of the rare tutorials where I actually make use of the filters Inkscape has to offer, which came in very handy for this tutorial. As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel…

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