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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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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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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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70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Inlcuded
14 Best 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Included
14 Best 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post we’ll be taking a trip back in time and exploring 14 samples of 70s color palettes with HEX codes included so that you can use them for inspiration in your own design work. 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes The following examples were grabbed from Pinterest. Each color palette will be linked…

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Reset bounding box grayed out in Illustrator
Quick Fix: Why Reset Bounding Box is Grayed Out in Illustrator
Quick Fix: Why Reset Bounding Box is Grayed Out in Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over a simple solution for a common problem — why Reset Bounding Box is grayed out in Illustrator. Resetting The Bounding Box In Adobe Illustrator, the Bounding Box is an interactive selection that indicates a particular object you have selected. It allows you to move, rotate, shear, and scale…

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Free tri fold brochure template for Illustrator
Free Tri Fold Brochure Template for Illustrator | AI Format
Free Tri Fold Brochure Template for Illustrator | AI Format 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a copy of a free tri fold brochure template for Illustrator. This is a blank template in print-ready format with bleed and safe area already accounted for. I’ve even included a separate layer with guide lines for reference. Adobe Illustrator is a great tool for designing brochures. I’ve used…

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