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Nick Saporito

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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How to wrap text around a circle with Illustrator
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Adobe Illustrator
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s beginner tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to wrap text around a circle with Adobe Illustrator. This method will also allow you to flow your text around any other object or shape that you’d like. To accomplish this we will be using the Type on a Path tool. The following is just a brief…

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Color palettes with blue
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

For those who love blue, in this post I’ll be sharing 16 color palettes with blue that you can use as inspiration for your design projects. The HTML HEX codes are included with each color palette. These palettes are based on a 3-color scheme. Be sure to check out my post about 3-color combinations for…

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Apply textures to objects with Inkscape
How To Apply Textures To Objects with Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial
How To Apply Textures To Objects with Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how easy it is to apply textures to objects with Inkscape. This makes for a great beginner tutorial. Apply Textures To Objects with Inkscape In order to apply textures to objects with Inkscape we will be using the Masking feature. In short, masking is when you use a photo…

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