Tutorials

Inkscape video tutorials for beginners, every Tuesday and Friday.

Inkscape Dark Theme for Windows | Version 0.92.4
Inkscape Dark Theme for Windows | Version 0.92.4 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A few years ago I made a post outlining how you could give Inkscape a dark theme. Inkscape has since released several updates that have rendered that old tutorial obsolete, so it’s time for an update of my own. In this post I’ll be demonstrating how you can install a dark theme for Inkscape version…

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How To Create Caricatures with GIMP
How To Create Caricatures with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create simple caricatures, with an oil painting sort of appeal, using GIMP. In order to follow along with this tutorial you’ll need to download and install a plugin called G’MIC, which can be downloaded here: G’MIC. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to…

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Turn Photos Into Logos with GIMP
Turn Photos Into Logos with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can take a photo and trace it into a whimsical-style hand drawn logo using GIMP version 2.10. The following is just a brief outline of the steps taken. For complete step-by-step instructions and voice narration, watch the video tutorial at the top of the page. Tracing Photos…

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How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with GIMP
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to wrap text around a circle using GIMP — both inside and outside the circle. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken. Please watch the video tutorial at the top of the page for complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration. Wrap Text Around A Circle…

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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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