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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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4 Free Bakery Logo Templates | Editable Vector Download
4 Free Bakery Logo Templates | Editable Vector Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I was going through some old projects and came across a few unused logo designs for bakeries and figured I’d throw them up on the site — in vector format — as a free download. The free bakery logo templates are as follows… Free Bakery Logo Templates This first design depicts a whimsical-style chef hat…

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My 12 Best Small Caps Fonts | Free Downloads
My 12 Best Small Caps Fonts | Free Downloads 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A small caps font is any font in which both the uppercase and lowercase variations of a letter are capitalized. The best small caps fonts do so while maintaining a consistent weight throughout each letter. The above image depicts both an uppercase and a lowercase letter A. Notice how they’re both capitalized though. A common…

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Logo design software for Ubuntu
Top 3 Logo Design Software for Ubuntu | 2018 Recommendations
Top 3 Logo Design Software for Ubuntu | 2018 Recommendations 1024 602 Thiago Abreu

As Linux users, we’re somewhat limited when it comes to graphic design software.  Finding the best logo design software for Ubuntu was my aim when I started using the operating system. As a graphic designer (and especially a logo designer,) I was thinking about how would I make logos without Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. It was…

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3 Color Combinations for Logos
3 Color Combinations for Logos | Best Practices for 2018
3 Color Combinations for Logos | Best Practices for 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Earlier this year I wrote a post outlining some examples of good logo color combinations as it relates to pairing 2 colors. When pairing 2 colors, choosing contrasting shades usually works well. But when it comes to 3 color combinations for logos, it’s a little trickier. Usually what works best is to use the 2 contrasting colors…

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Logo design invoice template
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing my logo design invoice template in a variety of editable formats that you can alter and use yourself! Simply remove my contact info and add your own. Payment processing services like PayPal and Square offer invoicing capabilities for you to collect payment from your clients, but sometimes your client…

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