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Design a Vector Pretzel with Inkscape
Design a Vector Pretzel with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be using Inkscape to demonstrate how you can design a pretzel in vector format. This tutorial makes good use of the stroke function and is generally an exercise in geometry. It took me a little while to figure out how the shape of a pretzel could break down into simplified individual…

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Design a Logo with Inkscape
Design a Logo with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to design a logo in Inkscape. The logo depicts two crossing pencils inside of a shield with ribbons on the side and text wrapped around the design in a circle. Want to make Inkscape appear dark? Here’s how: http://logosbynick.com/how-to-make-inkscape-go-dark/   Logo Design Course Curious about the creative process…

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Inkscape Explained: Text, Word Formatting and Installing Fonts
Inkscape Explained: Text, Word Formatting and Installing Fonts 850 500 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be going over all of the various ways you can use text in Inkscape. Whether it be setting defaults, kerning, morphing text, warping the wording to take the form of various vector shapes for your design and so on. I’ll also be addressing how to go about installing a font you’ve…

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Facebook Cover Photo Design
Facebook Cover Photo Design 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a customized cover graphic for Facebook using Inkscape. In addition to vector graphics, Inkscape also does a wonderful handling raster graphic. Maybe not to the degree of GIMP, but it’s good enough to get basic tasks done. Remember: dimensions for the Facebook cover graphic are 851…

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How I Make My Youtube Videos
How I Make My Youtube Videos 850 500 Nick Saporito

I get asked about this a lot in the comments section. So I figured I’d write a post outlining exactly how I make my videos for Youtube, along with what hardware and software I use (because I’m frequently asked about that as well,) so I can link this post in the description section of each…

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Letter U Logo Design: Uptown Suites Case Study
Letter U Logo Design: Uptown Suites Case Study 850 500 Nick Saporito

Objective To create a letter U logo design for Uptown Suites — a tourism destination offering traveling professionals temporary residence in luxurious, high-end suites in a handful of large metropolitan areas across the US. Naturally, these are people who are looking to pay extra for comfort and amenities, and because of that, the design has…

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Inkscape 92: New Features
Inkscape 92: New Features 850 500 Nick Saporito

Although version 0.91 was released recently, the Inkscape team has been hard at work on the next version of the open source vector graphics software — Inkscape 92. And although I still prefer version 0.48, I still thought 0.91 was a nice upgrade that offers a lot of new, useful features. The next installment of…

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Facebook Ads For Freelancers: How To Get New Clients
Facebook Ads For Freelancers: How To Get New Clients 850 500 Nick Saporito

If there’s one thing I’m always in search of, it’s ways to market myself and find new design work online, even if I don’t necessarily need it at the moment. It’s an invaluable skill set to have, and given how rapidly the online landscape changes, you’ll never find yourself struggling to stay in business if…

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fiverr is bad
Fiverr is Bad for Designers? Not Necessarily. Here’s why…
Fiverr is Bad for Designers? Not Necessarily. Here’s why… 850 500 Nick Saporito

A common idea that I often see discussed in the design community is that Fiverr is bad — outright evil. It drives down the price of creative work for everyone else in the industry, and people are going as far as giving up on design as a career choice because the future of the industry looks grim.…

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Top 10 Inkscape Tutorials of 2016
Top 10 Inkscape Tutorials of 2016 850 500 Nick Saporito

If you want to learn how to use Inkscape, there’s no better way to do so than with video tutorials. In fact, this is precisely how I learned. Written step-by-step lessons are great, but there’s nothing like being aided by visuals and audio. In the spirit of reflecting back on the year 2016 and the impact…

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