Design

The problem with 99Designs
The Problem with 99Designs | Ordering Steak At a Buffet
The Problem with 99Designs | Ordering Steak At a Buffet 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I recently had a potential client reach out to me and ask how my logo design services compare to those of 99Designs. It’s a good question that any rational person in the market for a logo would ask. My reply was lengthy enough that I realized it would make for a good blog entry if…

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Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications
Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Your Adobe Typekit fonts not showing up in Illustrator, Photoshop, or any other Adobe application is most likely due to one of two reasons: 1.) you don’t have the Adobe Creative Cloud application running in the background, or 2.) the Creative Cloud application is running, but your preferences are not set to sync Typekit fonts…

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New Inkscape Icons | 2019 Theme and Installation Tutorial
New Inkscape Icons | 2019 Theme and Installation Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A few years ago I redesigned the tool icons for Inkscape and posted them here on the blog for download. Inkscape has released quite a few updates since then and my understanding of UI design has evolved a bit as well, so I figured it was time for a refresh. In this post I’ll be…

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Logo trends to avoid
Logo Trends To Avoid in 2019 and Why | 6 Examples
Logo Trends To Avoid in 2019 and Why | 6 Examples 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be going over logo trends to avoid and why. I normally don’t have a problem with using design trends in most applications, but when it comes to logos, trends should generally be avoided. The main reason why is because a logo needs to be able to stand the test time, and…

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Best Free Screen Recorder for 2019 | Windows, Mac, Linux
Best Free Screen Recorder for 2019 | Windows, Mac, Linux 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be doing a brief tutorial on OBS, which I believe is the best free screen recorder for Windows, Mac and Linux, and why. This is something I’ve been asked about a lot so I figured I’d finally address this once and for all. I’ve been creating tutorials for YouTube for nearly 4 years…

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Negative space typography examples
16 Examples Of Negative Space Typography
16 Examples Of Negative Space Typography 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Utilizing the negative space of a subject to communicate something in addition to what the subject already communicates is a clever technique and something I’ve always been a fan of personally. In this post I’ll be sharing 16 of my favorite negative space typography examples that I found on the internet, in addition to a…

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Inkscape vs Illustrator vs. CorelDraw
Inkscape VS Illustrator VS CorelDraw | 2019 Comparison
Inkscape VS Illustrator VS CorelDraw | 2019 Comparison 1024 602 Nick Saporito

When it comes to vector design, the big three applications are Inkscape, Illustrator, and CorelDraw. All three are excellent options and are completely capable of handling raw design needs, but the one that you should use depends on you and your own personal needs. In today’s post I’ll be comparing Inkscape vs Illustrator vs CorelDraw…

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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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