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How to invert colors in Inkscape
How To Invert Colors with Inkscape
How To Invert Colors with Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

Color inversion is typically a quick process that only requires a few clicks, but Inkscape provides a variety of settings that can be adjusted to fine-tune every color to your liking. In this tutorial we’ll be going over all of those settings and everything else having to do with inverting colors of vector objects in…

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Save with a transparent background in Inkscape
How To Save A Transparent PNG with Inkscape
How To Save A Transparent PNG with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to save your designs with a transparent background in Inkscape. This will enable you to generate usable copies of your designs in PNG format and without a background. When saving files you may naturally think of the typical File-Save-As pathway, but with design software it’s a little…

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Inkscape dark theme
How To Apply A Dark Theme In Inkscape
How To Apply A Dark Theme In Inkscape 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how you can apply a dark theme in Inkscape. As we’ll be going over, this can be accomplished either in the welcome menu or in the Inkscape Preferences menu. This tutorial is updated for 2023 and is applicable to Windows, Mac and Linux users as of Inkscape version…

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How to remove a background in Inkscape
How To Remove A Background From An Image With Inkscape
How To Remove A Background From An Image With Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to remove a background with Inkscape. Although Inkscape is a vector-based tool, that doesn’t mean it can’t handle simple image-editing tasks. And if all you need to do is delete a background from an image then Inkscape should be a sufficient enough tool in most instances. Inkscape…

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How to change the background color in Inkscape
How To Change The Background Color In Inkscape
How To Change The Background Color In Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to change the background color of the canvas and workspace in Inkscape. We’ll also be going over how to save these changes so that they’re applied every time you launch Inkscape. By default, Inkscape opens with a white canvas (or “page” as it’s called) and a light…

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How to Trace Bitmap in Inkscape
How To Use Trace Bitmap In Inkscape | Tutorial
How To Use Trace Bitmap In Inkscape | Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

Trace Bitmap is a feature in Inkscape that allows you to auto-generate vector tracings of pixel-based images, and in this tutorial we’ll be going over how you can do just that. This feature is absent in many of the premium design apps, making Inkscape an invaluable free tool for users who may be missing out …

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Create a multi-page PDF with Inkscape
How To Create A Multi Page PDF with Inkscape
How To Create A Multi Page PDF with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

For the longest time, making multi-page PDFs with Inkscape was a process that requires several workarounds and third-party applications. But thanks to an update in version 1.2 (and beyond,) it can now all be done within the software. In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how. Last year, Inkscape released version 1.2, which came with…

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Inkscape VS Affinity Designer
Inkscape VS Affinity Designer | The Ultimate Comparison
Inkscape VS Affinity Designer | The Ultimate Comparison 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape and Affinity Designer are both vector-based alternatives to Adobe Illustrator — the industry standard in vector design software. In the past we’ve gone over how each of these applications stack up against Illustrator, but in this post we’ll be comparing Inkscape vs Affinity Designer to see which of the two makes for the most…

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Distort perspective in Inkscape
How To Distort Perspective In Inkscape
How To Distort Perspective In Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the greatest things about working with Inkscape is all of the advanced transformations you can make to paths. This is an area where even some of the paid apps fall short. One such transformation would be changing an object’s perspective. In this tutorial we’ll be going over how you can use Path Effect…

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Delete part of an image in Inkscape
How To Delete Part Of An Image In Inkscape
How To Delete Part Of An Image In Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In past tutorials we’ve gone over various ways to use Inkscape for removing backgrounds from images and isolating subjects from the rest of the image. In this tutorial, however, we’ll be going over how to delete part of an image in Inkscape. This will be accomplished by creating what’s called an inverse clipping mask. In…

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