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Graphic design computer requirements
Recommended Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2019
Recommended Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2019 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’ve ever attempted to use any kind of design software, it’s probably no secret that it requires more computing power than your typical desktop applications. In this post I’ll be outlining the recommended graphic design computer requirements for 2019. I’ll be referencing each software manufacturer’s recommendations and adding my own personal input as well…

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Famous fonts used in logos
12 Famous Fonts Used in Logos
12 Famous Fonts Used in Logos 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In a post last year I wrote about the benefits of using premium fonts for logo design as opposed to free fonts. In today’s post I’ll be expanding on that a bit by showing 12 different examples of famous fonts used in logos, and just for kicks I even mocked up the logos with the names…

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Quick Fix: Why Illustrator Exports 1 Pixel More To Each Dimension
Quick Fix: Why Illustrator Exports 1 Pixel More To Each Dimension 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be addressing a rather frustrating glitch in Adobe Illustrator CC. For whatever reason, Illustrator exports 1 pixel more to each dimension of a PNG or JPG file. The fix is quite simple though. Why Illustrator Adds That Extra Pixel After doing a little digging around, I discovered (thanks to Pixel & Bracket on YouTube) that…

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20 Free Google Adwords Photoshop Templates
20 Free Google Adwords Photoshop Templates 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be sharing a bundle of Google Adwords Photoshop templates that you can download in PSD formats as well as a master file in Illustrator (.ai) format. If you’ve ever designed Google display ads, you’re probably well aware that simply preparing art boards in all of the required sizes is half the battle. These…

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Bad graphic design ads
16 Bad Graphic Design Ads To Learn From
16 Bad Graphic Design Ads To Learn From 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Guess who spent his Sunday afternoon rummaging through Craigslist seeking examples of bad graphic design ads to share and critique? In this post I’ll be sharing the 16 best (worst) examples of bad graphic design ads I found. Contact info has been removed from each ad for the sake of their privacy. Using bad design doesn’t make…

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14 Nature Color Palettes with HEX
14 Nature Color Palettes with HEX Codes
14 Nature Color Palettes with HEX Codes 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Nature is a great place to turn to when you need inspiration for a color palette. In this post I’ll be sharing 14 example of nature color palettes with HEX codes included. All of these were generated utilizing free photos from Pixabay. If you’re looking for additional inspiration, check out my post about the best…

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Inkscape logo exmaples
12 Professional Logos Made with Inkscape in 2018
12 Professional Logos Made with Inkscape in 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’ve been following my content for any period of time, it’s probably no secret that Inkscape is my preferred vector graphics application, and this includes logo design. I’ve been designing logos professionally with Inkscape for 7 years now, and in this post I’ll be sharing 12 of my Inkscape logo examples that were designed…

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Graphic Design Q&A: Thoughts on Affinity, Client Perceptions of Open Source software, + More
Graphic Design Q&A: Thoughts on Affinity, Client Perceptions of Open Source software, + More 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be answering some design-related questions posed by followers of the Logos By Nick Youtube channel. This is something I did a month or so back and it got a great response on Youtube, so I figured I’d do another one. The video at the top of the page contains all of the questions…

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Custom swatch in Inkscape
Create Custom Swatches in Inkscape
Create Custom Swatches in Inkscape 1024 601 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating two things — first, how to create a gradient color palette between two different colors where it appears as if it’s a gradient, but it’s really just a series of individual colors. Then, I’ll be demonstrating how to create custom swatches within Inkscape from that same series of colors. This is…

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Inkscape brochure template
Inkscape Brochure Template | Video Tutorial and Free Download
Inkscape Brochure Template | Video Tutorial and Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be sharing an Inkscape brochure template sized at 8.5″ x 11″ with full bleed and guidelines, formatted to VistaPrint’s tri-fold specifications. They’re not sponsoring this post and I’m not an affiliate of theirs. I’m just using them as an example because they are by and large the most frequently used online print service…

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