Inkscape

Use Inkscape to crop an image
Use Inkscape To Crop An Image In 5 Simple Steps
Use Inkscape To Crop An Image In 5 Simple Steps 800 470 Nick Saporito

Although Inkscape is a vector graphics editor, it does have some features built in that allow you to transform photos and raster images. One such feature would be clipping masks, which can be used to crop images. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to crop an image, even if you’re…

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How to make shadow text in Inkscape
How To Make Shadow Text In Inkscape | 4-Step Tutorial
How To Make Shadow Text In Inkscape | 4-Step Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to make shadow text in Inkscape. To do this, we’ll be making use of the Blur and Opacity sliders located in the Fill & Stroke menu. This is a rather simple process that even a first-time user could follow along with. In mere seconds you’ll be able to…

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Create A Distressed Effect with Inkscape
How To Create A Distressed Effect with Inkscape
How To Create A Distressed Effect with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a distressed effect with Inkscape. Once applied, the effect will make your subject look worn, gritty, and rough around the edges. To accomplish this, we’ll be using the Jitter Nodes extension and then applying a vector grunge texture. For this demonstration we’ll be applying the…

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Common mistakes new Inkscape users make
5 Common Mistakes New Inkscape Users Make
5 Common Mistakes New Inkscape Users Make 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape is a large application with lots of advanced tools and features. As a new user, you have a lot to learn, and you’re probably going to make some mistakes along the way. In this video I’ll be going over some of the more common mistakes new users make so you can avoid making them…

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Duplicating objects around a circle in Inkscape
Duplicate Objects Around A Circle with Inkscape
Duplicate Objects Around A Circle with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In previous tutorials I’ve gone over a method for duplicating objects around a circle where an object is rotated and stamped in multiple places. This is a really useful technique for any Inkscape user to know, and I’ve had a lot of people ask me how to do something like this in the past, so…

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How to change the canvas size in Inkscape
How To Change The Canvas Size in Inkscape | 3-Step Tutorial
How To Change The Canvas Size in Inkscape | 3-Step Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

This tutorial will be a demonstration of how to change the canvas size in Inkscape. In Inkscape, the canvas size can be changed via the Document Properties menu, which allows you to set the size of the canvas according to a predetermined numerical input. You can also fit the canvas to specific objects you have…

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Vector dice Inkscape tutorial
Inkscape Tutorial: Create Vector Dice
Inkscape Tutorial: Create Vector Dice 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a vector dice illustration using Inkscape. This would be an excellent tutorial to follow if you’re a beginner because it will introduce you to the possibilities of vector design as it relates to illustration. We’ll be utilizing gradients and two path effects — the Perspective…

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How to remove the page border in Inkscape
How To Remove The Page Border in Inkscape
How To Remove The Page Border in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

This post is for those of you who may be following along with an older Inkscape tutorial and want to remove the page border from the document. To remove the page border in Inkscape all you have to do is open the Document Properties menu and uncheck the “show page border” box. Let’s delve in…

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Create a rocket logo design with Inkscape
Create A Rocket Logo Design with Inkscape
Create A Rocket Logo Design with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a simple but illustrative rocket logo design. The design consists of a rocket with clouds of exhaust, all encapsulated within a circular emblem. The following is just a written overview of the steps taken to create this design. Please watch the video below for the full…

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Inkscape 1.0 Update: How Stroke To Path Has Changed
Inkscape 1.0 Update: How Stroke To Path Has Changed 800 470 Nick Saporito

Earlier this year when Inkscape released version 1.0 they made a rather significant change to how one of the core path operations works, namely stroke to path. This change was significant enough that it actually broke some of my old tutorials, so I just wanted to post a quick update, along with a workaround, in…

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