Tutorials

Inkscape video tutorials for beginners, every Tuesday and Friday.

Illustrator Retro Logo Tutorial
Illustrator Retro Logo Tutorial 1024 602 Jennifer Stone

Retro logo designs were thought to be extinct, but in this decade, the design trend has taken over several industries with businesses wanting to create a vintage brand identity. Every day, we find impressive logo collections with old-school styles. In fact, vintage design elements are paired with modern graphic elements to create a new look.…

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Create A Vector Christmas Sweater Pattern with Inkscape
Create A Vector Christmas Sweater Pattern with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a vector Christmas sweater pattern with Inkscape, and I’ll be showing you how to create it out of a single tile that can be repeated infinitely. This was a design I originally saw created with Illustrator on another blog I follow called Spoon Graphics. I…

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How To Change Eye Colors with GIMP
How To Change Eye Colors with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can change the color of your subject’s eyes using GIMP. This is a rather simple tutorial that would be ideal for beginners and/or first-time users of GIMP. The following is just a brief outline of how we’ll achieve this effect. For complete step-by-step instructions, watch the video…

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Illustrator Infographic Template: Free Download and Tutorial Video
Illustrator Infographic Template: Free Download and Tutorial Video 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a simple, flat-style, but colorful pencil infographic using Adobe Illustrator CC. Feel free to skip to the end of the post if you’d prefer to watch the video tutorial instead of following the written steps. The Adobe Illustrator infographic template file (AI) is also available…

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How To Add Fonts To GIMP and Inkscape | 3 Simple Steps
How To Add Fonts To GIMP and Inkscape | 3 Simple Steps 1024 602 Nick Saporito

This is something I’m asked about quite often and figured it would make sense to finally put together this brief instructional on how to add fonts to GIMP and Inkscape. This method works the same regardless if you’re using Windows, Linux or Mac. How To Install Fonts In GIMP and Inkscape You don’t actually install…

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Design A Vector Pumpkin with Inkscape
Design A Vector Pumpkin with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this week’s Halloween-themed tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a vector carved pumpkin using Inkscape. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this design. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration, check out the video tutorial at the top of the page. Vector Carved Pumpkin We’re first…

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How To Save A Transparent PNG with Inkscape
How To Save A Transparent PNG with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to generate a PNG file with a transparent background from a graphic you made. At first you may assume that the best way to do this is to go to File > Save As, and choose to save it as a Cairo PNG. However,…

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GIMP Logo Design Tutorial
How To Design A Simple Logo with GIMP
How To Design A Simple Logo with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a very simple logo with GIMP. This tutorial is simple enough that any beginner should be able to follow along. Before we get started, make sure to download and install the League Gothic font before you launch GIMP, otherwise the font won’t register in your directory until…

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How To Design A Logo with Inkscape
How To Design A Logo with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a simple logo with Inkscape. The font I’ll be using in the tutorial is called Kirsty and can be downloaded here. Just make sure that you install the font before opening up Inkscape, otherwise the font won’t populate in the Inkscape font library. The following…

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Create T Shirt Product Mockups with GIMP
Create T Shirt Product Mockups with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can take a design and superimpose it onto a blank t shirt using GIMP. I’ll also be demonstrating how to create the shirt in a variety of different colors. GIMP T Shirt Mockups The first thing we’re going to do is open up the blank t shirt…

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