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Inkscape

Using Inkscape to convert PNG to SVG
Using Inkscape to Convert PNG to SVG Format
Using Inkscape to Convert PNG to SVG Format 800 470 Nick Saporito

A question commonly asked by newcomers is how they can use¬†Inkscape to convert PNG to SVG format. This is sort…

Inkscape tools and uses
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be explaining all 21 Inkscape tools and uses, along with a brief demonstration of how they…

How to save a custom color palette in Inkscape
How To Save A Custom Color Palette in Inkscape and Use It Any Time
How To Save A Custom Color Palette in Inkscape and Use It Any Time 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to save a custom color palette in Inkscape that can be used to…

Create an esports logo with Inkscape
How To Create An Esports Logo with Inkscape
How To Create An Esports Logo with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be tackling a common request that I’ve been receiving for a while — how to design an esports…

GIMP

GTA load screen effect with GIMP
Turn Yourself Into a GTA Load Screen with GIMP
Turn Yourself Into a GTA Load Screen with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to make a photo have a similar art style…

All 39 GIMP tools explained
All 39 GIMP Tools Explained
All 39 GIMP Tools Explained 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be giving you a rundown of all 39 tools found in GIMP, along with a brief…

GIMP dual lighting effect
How To Create A Dual Lighting Effect with GIMP
How To Create A Dual Lighting Effect with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use GIMP to create a dual lighting effect where it appears as…

10 hidden secrets in GIMP
10 Hidden Features in GIMP That Will Surely Improve Your Workflow
10 Hidden Features in GIMP That Will Surely Improve Your Workflow 800 470 Nick Saporito

GIMP is a photo editing powerhouse that allows you to manipulate your images in virtually any way possible, and for…

Illustrator

Illustrator low poly effect
How To Create A Low Poly Portrait in Illustrator
How To Create A Low Poly Portrait in Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a low poly portrait from any image using Adobe Illustrator.…

Illustrator smoke effect
How To Create A Vector Smoke Effect with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create A Vector Smoke Effect with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vector smoke effect with Adobe Illustrator. For this we’ll be…

Create line style letter logos with Illustrator
Create Line Style Letter Logos with Illustrator
Create Line Style Letter Logos with Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create simple line-style letter logos using Adobe Illustrator. The following is…

3D letters created with the Blend Tool
Make 3D Calligraphy Letters with Adobe Illustrator
Make 3D Calligraphy Letters with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create 3D-style calligraphy letters using the Blend Tool in Adobe Illustrator.…

Photoshop

Wrap text around a circle with Photoshop
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Photoshop
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Photoshop 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today’s tutorial is for those of you who may be looking to get your feet wet with Adobe Photoshop. In…

Export a layered PSD file from Illustrator
How To Export a PSD with Layers from Illustrator
How To Export a PSD with Layers from Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to export a PSD (or Photoshop file) from Adobe Illustrator while preserving layers.…

How to vectorize a PNG logo with Photoshop
How To Vectorize a PNG Logo with Photoshop | Video Tutorial
How To Vectorize a PNG Logo with Photoshop | Video Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to vectorize a PNG logo with Photoshop, which is actually quite simple and…

How to use PSD mockups without Photoshop
How To Use PSD Mockups WITHOUT Photoshop! Video Tutorial
How To Use PSD Mockups WITHOUT Photoshop! Video Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Mockup templates can give your designs a real-world appeal. Although these templates are intended for Photoshop, a simple web-based application…

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Affinity Designer

Batch export files with Affinity Designer
How To Batch Export Multiple Files with Affinity Designer
How To Batch Export Multiple Files with Affinity Designer 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to batch export multiple files at once, in a variety of different formats,…

Thoughts on Affinity as an Inkscape user
My Thoughts On Affinity Designer As An Inkscape User
My Thoughts On Affinity Designer As An Inkscape User 800 470 Nick Saporito

In a recent video I made comparing Inkscape and Illustrator, I went over some of the things I both like…