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Realistic Wildlife Silhouettes 🦝 More Free Vectors 🦌
Realistic Wildlife Silhouettes 🦝 More Free Vectors 🦌 800 470 Nick Saporito

This post contains a free download for a collection of 40 realistic wildlife silhouettes. The designs include various types of animals commonly found in nature. They pair nicely with the nature-themed designs I’ve sent out over the past couple of weeks. Use them to create logos, badges, emblems, and various types of vector illustrations: They…

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Free Templates 🌳 Nature Silhouettes Vector Pack 🌳
Free Templates 🌳 Nature Silhouettes Vector Pack 🌳 800 470 Nick Saporito

This post includes a download link for 24 free vector tree silhouettes that you can add to your toolbox and use to craft logos, badges, and various types of illustrations. The silhouettes can be edited in any vector-based application, including Inkscape, Illustrator and Affinity Designer. You can edit the nodes, change the fill and stroke…

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Logos By Nick Is Once Again Accepting Clients
Logos By Nick Is Once Again Accepting Clients 800 470 Nick Saporito

Greetings and Happy New Year! 2024 marks a pivot in how I do business, so I wanted to share a brief update. A couple of years ago I stopped taking on freelance work so I could focus full-time on content creation. At the time I had many projects and ideas I wanted to explore, but…

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Graphic design hardware requirements
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2024 | Complete List
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2024 | Complete List 1024 602 Nick Saporito

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 Illustrator
Affinity Designer VS Illustrator | Everything You Need To Know In 2023
Affinity Designer VS Illustrator | Everything You Need To Know In 2023 800 470 Nick Saporito

Affinity Designer and Adobe Illustrator are currently the two heaviest hitters in the world of premium 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 them a real…

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The operating system graphic designers use most.
Survey: 72% Of Graphic Designers Use Windows As Their Operating System
Survey: 72% Of Graphic Designers Use Windows As Their Operating System 800 470 Nick Saporito

Have you ever wondered which operating system graphic designers use most? Personally, I’ve always just assumed that designers use Mac exclusively. After all, it’s what most studios and agencies are equipped with, and Apple devices have always seemed especially popular among the design and branding crowd. Speculation isn’t enough, however. So I polled my YouTube…

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Design Made Simple reaches 100K subscribers
Another Logos By Nick YouTube Channel Reaches 100K Subscribers!
Another Logos By Nick YouTube Channel Reaches 100K Subscribers! 800 470 Nick Saporito

Back in 2017 I started a second YouTube channel for Adobe Illustrator tutorials and called it “Illustrator For Beginners”. I later on rebranded it to “Design Made Simple” so I could include other applications as well, such as Photoshop and the Affinity suite. The idea was to duplicate the success I had with my original…

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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 Nick Saporito

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

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 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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