Tutorials

Round the corners of an image in Affinity Designer
How To Round The Corners Of An Image In Affinity Designer
How To Round The Corners Of An Image In Affinity Designer 800 470 Nick Saporito

Affinity Designer allows you to make various types of edits to pixel-based images. One of the more common edits we’ll be focusing on in this lesson is rounding the corners of an image. In this tutorial we’ll be having a look at how you can do just that using clipping masks. As it turns out,…

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Why brushes are missing in Affinity Designer
SOLVED: Why Your Brushes Are Missing In Affinity Designer
SOLVED: Why Your Brushes Are Missing In Affinity Designer 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be addressing a common problem many new users of Affinity Designer may experience– missing brushes. You may already know how to import brushes, but what if you’ve imported them and they’re not populating in the Brushes menu? This can be confusing and frustrating. As you may already know, the way to…

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Align key objects in Illustrator
How To Align Key Objects In Illustrator
How To Align Key Objects In Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be having a look at a convenient feature built into Illustrator’s Alignment Tool that allows you to align objects while keeping one of them anchored in place on the artboard. To do this we will have to designate what is known as a key object. The problem with aligning objects in…

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How to edit text in Procreate
SOLVED: How To Edit Text In Procreate
SOLVED: How To Edit Text In Procreate 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be addressing a common problem new users may encounter when working with text in Procreate for the iPad. There will often be times where you want to edit the style of your text after it’s been created, but don’t know how to get back into text-editing mode. Let’s have a look…

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Change image colors in Affinity Designer
How To Change Image Colors In Affinity Designer
How To Change Image Colors In Affinity Designer 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Although Affinity Designer is mostly used as a vector design tool, it also has lots of powerful image-editing features built in. One such feature would be the ability to change the color of an object in a photo, which can be accomplished with a simple adjustment layer. This tutorial will demonstrate how to do just…

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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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Make an image black and white with Procreate
How To Make An Image Black And White With Procreate
How To Make An Image Black And White With Procreate 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Removing color from an image is a straightforward process, but depending on the composition of the image, you’ll likely have to make some adjustments to accommodate for the change in appearance. In this tutorial we’ll be going over how you can make an image black and white with Procreate by removing the saturation and adjusting…

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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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Distribute objects evenly in Illustrator
How To Distribute Objects Evenly In Illustrator
How To Distribute Objects Evenly In Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

When arranging objects in Illustrator, you may want to ensure that there is an equal amount of space between them. This can technically be accomplished with a variety of tools, such as snapping and grids. However, in this tutorial we’ll be going over how to distribute objects evenly by using the Alignment menu, which is…

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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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