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Nick Saporito

Inkscape fonts are missing
Why Inkscape Fonts Are Missing Even Though You Installed Them
Why Inkscape Fonts Are Missing Even Though You Installed Them 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you are a Windows 10 user you may run into a problem where Inkscape fonts are missing despite having installed them system-wide. In short, the reason why the Inkscape fonts are missing is because they haven’t been installed for all users. The fix is quite simple. Before we get started, first make sure that…

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GIMP brushes for drawing
11 Best GIMP Brushes for Drawing
11 Best GIMP Brushes for Drawing 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be going over 11 of the best GIMP brushes for drawing, sketching, painting, or any kind of freehand illustration. These brushes are actually intended for use with Photoshop, but Photoshop brushes work just as well for GIMP. For instructions on how to install these brushes, please refer to the video tutorial…

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Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator
6 Reasons Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator
6 Reasons Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’ve been using Inkscape on a nearly full-time basis since 2013, and I’ve also been using Illustrator quite regularly since 2015. Having extensive experience with both, I can say for sure that they both have their pros and cons. However, in this post I’m going to make a case for why Inkscape might be a…

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GIMP layer effects plugin for 2.10
GIMP 2.10 Layer Effects Plugin | Free Download
GIMP 2.10 Layer Effects Plugin | Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be demonstrating how to download and install the GIMP 2.10 Layer Effects plugin — a third party tool that adds neat features to GIMP, like Bevel and Emboss. Layer Effects Plugin The Layer Effects plugin adds a new sub menu to the bottom of the Layers menu in GIMP. It adds…

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Gold paint GIMP tutorial
Create A Gold Paint Effect with GIMP
Create A Gold Paint Effect with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a gold paint effect with GIMP. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration, please refer to the video tutorial at the top of the page. Gold Paint Effect The first thing we’ll need to do…

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Best drawing tablet for Inkscape
Wacom Intuos – The Best Drawing Tablet for Inkscape
Wacom Intuos – The Best Drawing Tablet for Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’m not much of a freehand artist myself, but if freehand drawing and sketching is your thing, and you’re an Inkscape user, you might want to check out the Wacom Intuos CTH490AK drawing tablet. In my opinion, the Wacom Intuos is the best drawing tablet for Inkscape because of its plug and play compatibility and…

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How many colors a logo should have
Why A Logo Should Have 1-3 Colors At Most
Why A Logo Should Have 1-3 Colors At Most 1024 602 Nick Saporito

How many colors should a logo have? In my experience, anywhere from 1 to 3 colors. There’s always exceptions, but that seems to be the sweet spot. Let’s elaborate on this a bit. How Many Colors A Logo Should Have 1 Color One of the many characteristics of a good logo is that it’s simple,…

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Comic book logo made with Inkscape
How To Create A Comic Logo with Inkscape
How To Create A Comic Logo with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a comic book-style logo using Inkscape. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to create the design. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration, watch the video tutorial at the top of the page. Creating A Comic Logo The first thing…

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Inkscape default template
How To Change The Inkscape Default Template
How To Change The Inkscape Default Template 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to change the Inkscape default template, otherwise known as the startup file. I’m making this tutorial in response to some feedback I received about my dark theme tutorial. Many of you remarked that you’d like the work space (or canvas) to be dark as well. There’s two ways…

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MSI for graphic design
MacBook vs MSI for Graphic Design | Why I Chose MSI
MacBook vs MSI for Graphic Design | Why I Chose MSI 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I was recently in the market for a new laptop to work from when I’m traveling, visiting family, or “on vacation,” and after doing a bit of shopping around I decided to go with an MSI for my graphic design needs. Why MSI for Graphic Design? MSI laptops are optimized for gaming, and since gaming…

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