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Affinity Designer vs Illustrator
Affinity Designer VS Illustrator: Here’s Where They Differ
Affinity Designer VS Illustrator: Here’s Where They Differ 800 470 Logos By Nick

Affinity Designer and Adobe Illustrator are currently the two heaviest hitters in the world of commercial vector design software. Despite the fact that they both function in a way that is fundamentally similar, they also have a lot of differences between them, and those differences are significant enough to make choosing between Affinity Designer vs…

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MacBook Air for graphic design
Using A MacBook Air For Graphic Design? Not So Fast!
Using A MacBook Air For Graphic Design? Not So Fast! 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you’re in the market for a graphic design laptop then the new MacBook Airs are hard to miss. Thanks to the new ARM-powered M1 chip, using a MacBook Air for graphic design is now a reality, but you should only do so depending on the type of design work you’d like to pursue. Despite…

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Graphic design computer requirements for 2021
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2021 | Complete List
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2021 | Complete List 800 470 Logos By Nick

Venturing into the world of graphic design for the first time may cause you to pause and consider the hardware requirements of doing so beforehand, and rightly so. Depending on the type of design software you’d like to use (along with the type of graphic design you’re planning to pursue,) you’ll need to make sure…

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Affinity Designer VS Procreate
Affinity Designer VS Procreate: All Of The Differences Explained
Affinity Designer VS Procreate: All Of The Differences Explained 800 470 Logos By Nick

Graphic design technology has come a long way over the years, and the rise of mobile devices — like smart phones and tablets — has made it easier than ever to create digital art, whether you’re a professional or a hobbyist. Two of the most well-known apps for digital art would be Affinity Designer and…

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Common mistakes new Inkscape users make
5 Common Mistakes New Inkscape Users Make
5 Common Mistakes New Inkscape Users Make 800 470 Logos By Nick

Inkscape is a large application with lots of advanced tools and features. As a new user, you have a lot to learn, and you’re probably going to make some mistakes along the way. In this video I’ll be going over some of the more common mistakes new users make so you can avoid making them…

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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 Logos By Nick

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 Logos By Nick

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 Logos By Nick

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 Logos By Nick

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 Logos By Nick

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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