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5 Most common mistakes new GIMP users make
5 Common Mistakes New GIMP Users Make and How To Avoid Them
5 Common Mistakes New GIMP Users Make and How To Avoid Them 800 470 Nick Saporito

Whenever you’re using a piece of software for the first time, there’s always going to be somewhat of a learning curve involved, but you can speed the learning process up just by learning from the mistakes of others and making an effort to avoid making them yourself. In this post I’ll be going over 5…

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Inkscape vs GIMP
Inkscape vs GIMP: A Complete Comparison for New Users
Inkscape vs GIMP: A Complete Comparison for New Users 800 470 Nick Saporito

Deciding when to use Inkscape vs GIMP is a common dilemma a lot of new designers find themselves in, but they’re both very different tools. In this post I’ll be comparing both applications and going over what their intended uses are. There’s also a video presentation at the top of the page if you prefer…

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Thoughts on Affinity as an Inkscape user
My Thoughts On Affinity Designer As An Inkscape User
My Thoughts On Affinity Designer As An Inkscape User 800 470 Nick Saporito

In a recent video I made comparing Inkscape and Illustrator, I went over some of the things I both like and dislike about each, and one of the most common responses I got was to make a comparison between Inkscape and Affinity Designer. And this has not been an isolated incident by any means. A…

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Best free alternatives to Adobe software
Best Free Alternatives To Adobe Creative Suite Software
Best Free Alternatives To Adobe Creative Suite Software 800 470 Nick Saporito

If you do any kind of digital media creation then there’s no question that Adobe’s Creative Suite is the industry standard. It comes with a price though, and unlike other types of software products, it’s an ongoing price. You’re never done paying for Adobe software, and because of that you may be put off by…

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Inkscape 1.0 New Features
What’s New in Inkscape Version 1.0
What’s New in Inkscape Version 1.0 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape recently introduced version 1.0 as a new release, and this was not your typical update. This new release comes packed with lots of new features and functionality that might make your life a little easier as an Inkscape user. You can check out the Wiki page for a complete list of of updates, but…

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Illustrator vs Inkscape
Illustrator VS Inkscape | The Complete Guide for Vector Designers
Illustrator VS Inkscape | The Complete Guide for Vector Designers 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the most common questions I receive is how Inkscape compares to Illustrator, and if one is better than the other. The two applications are very similar and have a lot in common, but despite that there’s still enough differences between them for a worthwhile comparison to be made. In this post I’m going…

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Hidden secrets in Inkscape
10 Hidden Inkscape Secrets That Will Improve Your Workflow
10 Hidden Inkscape Secrets That Will Improve Your Workflow 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape is a capable open source alternative to commercial vector graphics applications like Illustrator and CorelDraw. It has a lot of features that make it shine, but many of Inkscape’s most useful features are nestled in obscure areas. In this post I’ll be sharing 10 of those hidden features and how they can improve your…

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Professional logos designed with Inkscape
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition 800 470 Nick Saporito

A couple of years ago I made a post showcasing some of the logos I had designed for my clients using Inkscape over the previous 12 months. I figured I’d make a new post doing something similar where I share some more professional logos designed with Inkscape over the past year. I design logos for…

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How To Get Logo Design Clients
How To Get Logo Design Clients Like A Marketing Pro
How To Get Logo Design Clients Like A Marketing Pro 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be tackling a big challenge many new designers (and some experienced designers as well) face — how to get logo design clients. This is a process that I believe to have mastered over the years, so I’d like to share exactly how I get logo clients myself in hopes of offering…

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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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