Tutorials

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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How to undo a grouping in Illustrator
3 Ways To Undo A Grouping In Illustrator
3 Ways To Undo A Grouping In Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

Do you have a cluster of objects that you’d like to work with individually in Adobe Illustrator? If so, this can be frustrating if you don’t know how to separate them. If this sounds like a problem that you’re experiencing then today you’re in luck as we will be going over 3 different ways to…

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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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Fit an image to a shape with Procreate for iPad
How To Fit An Image To A Shape In Procreate For iPad
How To Fit An Image To A Shape In Procreate For iPad 800 470 Nick Saporito

In previous tutorials we’ve gone over how to crop and resize images in Procreate for the iPad. If you wanted to crop an image to a shape, however, the process is a little more involved. In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to fit an image to a shape in Procreate by using selections…

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Export a transparent background in Procreate
How To Save With A Transparent Background In Procreate
How To Save With A Transparent Background In Procreate 800 470 Nick Saporito

When creating artwork it is sometimes required that we preserve areas of transparency in the finished design. Turning off the visibility of the background layer is a good start as it creates a transparent background within the Procreate app, but what if we wanted to save/export our artwork in a usable file and have the…

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How to cut a shape in Illustrator
Cut A Shape In Illustrator With The Knife Tool
Cut A Shape In Illustrator With The Knife Tool 800 470 Nick Saporito

Transforming shapes and objects is at the heart of what vector design is all about. One of the many ways you may seek to transform an object, however, is by slicing and cutting it into pieces. In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to perform this essential function as we outline how to cut…

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Import and export color palettes in Procreate
How To Import And Export Color Palettes In Procreate
How To Import And Export Color Palettes In Procreate 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the many benefits of working with Procreate for the iPad is that it makes it easy to create your own color palettes. The problem, however, is that any color palette you create will be confined to that device. In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to import and export color palettes in…

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Subtract shapes in Illustrator
How To Subtract Shapes In Adobe Illustrator
How To Subtract Shapes In Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

A big part of vector design is using shapes to create new shapes. One such example would be subtracting one shape from another so that it results in negative space in the subtracted area. Thankfully, Illustrator makes this a simple process. In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to use the Pathfinder tool to…

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