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Nick Saporito

Why union is not working in Inkscape
6 Reasons Why Union Is Not Working In Inkscape | Path Functions
6 Reasons Why Union Is Not Working In Inkscape | Path Functions 800 470 Nick Saporito

Merging objects together via the Union path function is one of the most basic and frequently-used functions in Inkscape. However, it doesn’t always work the way you expect it to work. In this post I’ll be covering 6 common reasons why union is not working in Inkscape. This also applies to other path functions like…

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How to use the pen tool in Illustrator
How To Use The Pen Tool in Illustrator | The Complete Guide
How To Use The Pen Tool in Illustrator | The Complete Guide 800 470 Nick Saporito

There’s many tools and techniques that need to be learned in order to master the art of vector illustration, but none may be more important than knowing how to manually create freehand lines and shapes. In Adobe Illustrator, the tool that allows you to do that is the Pen Tool, and in today’s tutorial I’ll…

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Interlocking letters logo made with GIMP
How To Create An Interlocking Letter Logo with GIMP
How To Create An Interlocking Letter Logo with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a logo with GIMP where two letters intersect with each other. This would be a great tutorial for a beginner or first-time user of GIMP who wants to create their own logo using their initials. The brilliance of this sort of logo is in its simplicity…

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Fit artwork to the artboard in Illustrator
How To Fit Artwork To The Artboard In Illustrator in 3 Simple Steps
How To Fit Artwork To The Artboard In Illustrator in 3 Simple Steps 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can easily fit artwork to the artboard in Illustrator. This is something that’s particularly useful if you’re doing something like finalizing logo files for yourself or a client. The following is a written overview of the steps taken to accomplish this. For a more immersive learning experience…

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Why You Should Never Design A Logo In Word
Why You Should Never Design A Logo In Word 800 470 Nick Saporito

A logo is a very important tool for branding, and if there’s no room in your budget for hiring a designer to create your logo, you may be left with no other option than to go the DIY route. Designing a logo yourself is challenging, and the results probably won’t be great, but it can…

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Make a clipping mask with text in Illustrator
How To Make A Clipping Mask with Text in Illustrator
How To Make A Clipping Mask with Text in Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use a photo to make a clipping mask with text in Illustrator. It will create the appearance that your text is made of a photo. We’ll also be utilizing a simple trick to make a pop-out effect where it appears as if certain areas of the…

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Cut a hole in an object with Inkscape
How To Cut A Hole In An Object With Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial
How To Cut A Hole In An Object With Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to cut a hole in an object with Inkscape. This is a very basic function that is handy to know when working with vector objects, and it’s a great lesson for beginners and first-time users of Inkscape. The following is an overview of the steps taken to achieve…

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Wrap text around a circle with Photoshop
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Photoshop
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Photoshop 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today’s tutorial is for those of you who may be looking to get your feet wet with Adobe Photoshop. In this lesson I’ll be demonstrating how you can wrap text around a circle with Photoshop — both inside and outside of a circle. This is something that even a first-time user of Photoshop can follow…

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How to tell if a font is copyrighted
How To Tell If A Font Is Copyrighted & Why You Should Always Check
How To Tell If A Font Is Copyrighted & Why You Should Always Check 800 470 Nick Saporito

Working with fonts is a daily routine for designers and creative professionals alike. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer, publisher, or anything else that requires creative copy, you’ve likely worked with many different fonts. Not all fonts are created equal though, and they all come with varying usage permissions. In this post I’m going…

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How to make a triangle in Illustrator
How To Make A Triangle in Illustrator | The Complete Guide
How To Make A Triangle in Illustrator | The Complete Guide 800 470 Nick Saporito

Figuring out how to make a triangle in Illustrator can be tricky because, unlike other shapes, there’s no dedicated tool for it. There’s a tool for making rectangles, circles and ellipses, and even stars. However, there’s no triangle tool, but that’s okay because we can use the tools meant for other shapes with just as…

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