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Graphic design hardware requirements
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2024 | Complete List
Graphic Design Computer Requirements for 2024 | Complete List 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Venturing into the world of graphic design for the first time may cause you to pause and consider the hardware requirements of doing so beforehand, and rightly so. Depending on the type of design software you’d like to use (along with the type of graphic design you’re planning to pursue,) you’ll need to make sure…

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The operating system graphic designers use most.
Survey: 72% Of Graphic Designers Use Windows As Their Operating System
Survey: 72% Of Graphic Designers Use Windows As Their Operating System 800 470 Nick Saporito

Have you ever wondered which operating system graphic designers use most? Personally, I’ve always just assumed that designers use Mac exclusively. After all, it’s what most studios and agencies are equipped with, and Apple devices have always seemed especially popular among the design and branding crowd. Speculation isn’t enough, however. So I polled my YouTube…

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MacBook Air for graphic design
Using A MacBook Air For Graphic Design? Not So Fast!
Using A MacBook Air For Graphic Design? Not So Fast! 800 470 Nick Saporito

If you’re in the market for a graphic design laptop then the new MacBook Airs are hard to miss. Thanks to the new ARM-powered M1 chip, using a MacBook Air for graphic design is now a reality, but you should only do so depending on the type of design work you’d like to pursue. Despite…

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Best free alternatives to Adobe software
Best Free Alternatives To Adobe Creative Suite Software
Best Free Alternatives To Adobe Creative Suite Software 800 470 Nick Saporito

If you do any kind of digital media creation then there’s no question that Adobe’s Creative Suite is the industry standard. It comes with a price though, and unlike other types of software products, it’s an ongoing price. You’re never done paying for Adobe software, and because of that you may be put off by…

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Best graphic design laptops under $1,000
Best Graphic Design Laptops Under $1,000 | Recommendations for 2020
Best Graphic Design Laptops Under $1,000 | Recommendations for 2020 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be going over my 5 best graphic design laptops under $1,000 for those of you who may be in the market for one in the near future. $1,000 is a good budget for a graphic design laptop, so you can expect to get some real bang for your buck as long as you…

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The best budget monitor for graphic design
Why This MSI Optix Is The Best Budget Monitor for Graphic Design
Why This MSI Optix Is The Best Budget Monitor for Graphic Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Graphic design is the process of using visuals to communicate a message, making the monitor you choose to work with a very important choice. In this post I’ll be going over what you should look for in a graphic design monitor as well as what I think is currently the best budget monitor for graphic…

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Best wireless mouse for designers
The Best Wireless Mouse for Designers | 2019 Top Picks
The Best Wireless Mouse for Designers | 2019 Top Picks 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be talking a bit about the mouse you use for graphic design work, what to look for in a mouse, whether or not you should go with a wireless mouse, and what the best wireless mouse for designers is. I personally prefer to use a wired mouse myself, but I do…

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Best drawing tablet for Inkscape
Wacom Intuos – The Best Drawing Tablet for Inkscape
Wacom Intuos – The Best Drawing Tablet for Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’m not much of a freehand artist myself, but if freehand drawing and sketching is your thing, and you’re an Inkscape user, you might want to check out the Wacom Intuos CTH490AK drawing tablet. In my opinion, the Wacom Intuos is the best drawing tablet for Inkscape because of its plug and play compatibility and…

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MSI for graphic design
MacBook vs MSI for Graphic Design | Why I Chose MSI
MacBook vs MSI for Graphic Design | Why I Chose MSI 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I was recently in the market for a new laptop to work from when I’m traveling, visiting family, or “on vacation,” and after doing a bit of shopping around I decided to go with an MSI for my graphic design needs. Why MSI for Graphic Design? MSI laptops are optimized for gaming, and since gaming…

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Best free screen recorder
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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