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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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How to smooth a path in Inkscape
How To Smooth A Path In Inkscape
How To Smooth A Path In Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In a recent tutorial we went over how you can draw smooth paths, but what if you want to take an already-drawn path and smooth it out without having to redraw it? That’s exactly what we’ll be addressing in this tutorial as we go over how to smooth a path in Inkscape. In short, the…

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Draw lines in Inkscape
The Complete Guide To Drawing Lines In Inkscape
The Complete Guide To Drawing Lines In Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

Line drawing is one of the most fundamental aspects of vector design, and in this tutorial we’ll be going over all of the various ways in which you can draw lines in Inkscape. Whether you’re looking to draw straight lines, curved lines, or a combination of both, there are dedicated tools and settings for each,…

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Make halftone gradients in Inkscape
How To Make Halftones In Inkscape
How To Make Halftones In Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to make a simple halftone gradient in Inkscape. The result depicts lots of tiny dots that gradually increase in size based on the sample area that they are traced over. As it turns out, there is no feature for directly creating halftones in Inkscape, so we will…

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Round corners in Inkscape
How To Round Corners In Inkscape | Paths, Strokes & Caps
How To Round Corners In Inkscape | Paths, Strokes & Caps 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be having a look at all the ways in which you can round corners of objects in Inkscape. However, there are various types of objects in Inkscape, meaning there are different methods for each. As it turns out, the easiest way to round corners in Inkscape is by using the Corners…

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Increase nodes and handle size in Inkscape
How To Increase The Size Of Nodes And Handles In Inkscape
How To Increase The Size Of Nodes And Handles In Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

If you’re using Inkscape with a higher resolution screen (such as a 4K monitor) then you may run into an issue where the nodes and handles on your screen are so small that they are difficult to work with. Nodes and handles allow you to transform your artwork in various ways, and as a commonly-used…

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How to join paths in Inkscape
How To Join Paths In Inkscape
How To Join Paths In Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how you can join paths together in Inkscape so that they become a single path. This is accomplished by merging nodes together using a tool setting for the Edit Paths By Nodes tool. Knowing how to join paths can be useful for a variety of reasons. Maybe you…

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