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Elegant logo design made with Inkscape
Create An Elegant Logo Design in Inkscape + Free Template
Create An Elegant Logo Design in Inkscape + Free Template 1024 640 Nick Saporito

Learn how to use Spiro Paths in Inkscape to create these decorative ornaments that can be made into elegant logo and monogram designs. The secret to making these paths look fluid and natural is knowing which mode to use for the Pen Tool (I have an in-depth lesson on the Pen Tool here.) The Spiro…

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Inkscape Shape Builder Tool
Inkscape Now Has A Shape Builder! Here’s How To Use It
Inkscape Now Has A Shape Builder! Here’s How To Use It 1000 587 Nick Saporito

The Inkscape team recently released version 1.3 and with it comes lots of new tools and features. One such welcomed addition is the Shape Builder Tool, which allows you to create shapes based on the intersecting areas of overlapping shapes. In this tutorial we’ll be having a look at how to use it to make a…

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Lock objects in Inkscape
How To Use Layer Locks In Inkscape To Fix Objects To The Canvas
How To Use Layer Locks In Inkscape To Fix Objects To The Canvas 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to lock objects in Inkscape by using the lock feature within the Layers menu. This will enable you to temporarily fix objects to your canvas so that you don’t accidentally move them around while you’re working. In short, this is accomplished by clicking a single icon within…

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Applying vector textures with Inkscape
An Easier Way To Apply Vector Textures In Inkscape
An Easier Way To Apply Vector Textures In Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In a tutorial from a few years ago we went over how to apply a distressed effect in Inkscape by using vector textures and path operations. However, in this tutorial we’ll be going over how to apply those vector textures using a more efficient workflow that utilizes some of Inkscape’s newer features. When working with…

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Instagram carousel template for Inkscape users
Instagram Carousel Template for Inkscape Users | Free Download + Tutorial
Instagram Carousel Template for Inkscape Users | Free Download + Tutorial 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to slice and export your artwork as carousel tiles using Inkscape. The example we’ll be working with today is used to create a carousel for Instagram — or a collection of individual slides that make up a continuous image when placed side-by-side. To do this we will…

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Lasso select mode in Inkscape
Lasso Select Mode: The Inkscape Feature Nobody Told You About
Lasso Select Mode: The Inkscape Feature Nobody Told You About 1000 587 Nick Saporito

As you may have already known, you can select multiple objects in Inkscape either by Shift-clicking them or by clicking and dragging to create a rectangular bounding box around them. But what you may not have known is that there is a third option known and Lasso Select mode, and it allows you to quickly…

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How to adjust HSL in Inkscape
Change Entire Color Ranges with HSL Adjustments In Inkscape
Change Entire Color Ranges with HSL Adjustments In Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

When changing the colors of objects in Inkscape, you typically have to select each individual object one-by-one and apply a fill color to each. But what if you wanted to change an entire range of colors so that you end up with a more consistent result? This is where HSL adjustments come in handy, and…

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Use fonts in Inkscape without installing them
How To Use Fonts In Inkscape Without Having To Install Them
How To Use Fonts In Inkscape Without Having To Install Them 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In previous tutorials we’ve gone over how to install fonts in Inkscape by installing them onto your operating system so that they are indexed each time the software launches. However, in this tutorial we’ll be looking at a different method which allows you to use fonts in Inkscape without having to install them. This can…

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How to rasterize in Inkscape
How To Rasterize A Vector Object In Inkscape (And Why You Should)
How To Rasterize A Vector Object In Inkscape (And Why You Should) 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how you can make rasterized (or pixel-based) copies of vector elements in Inkscape. More importantly though, we’ll be going over why you would want to do such a thing. To clarify, we won’t be going over how to export/save raster copies (you can check this tutorial if that’s…

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How to warp objects in Inkscape
3 Ways To Warp Objects In Inkscape
3 Ways To Warp Objects In Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be having a look at some of the ways in which you can warp objects in Inkscape using various path effects. This will enable you to take your artwork to the next level by providing more controls. Inkscape is one of the most advanced vector design tools in existence, and one…

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