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Inkscape

Create custom brushes in Inkscape
How To Create Custom Brushes in Inkscape
How To Create Custom Brushes in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

For those of you who are freehand artists and illustrators, you may find yourselves working with brush strokes and pen…

How to cut a segment of a line in Inkscape
How To Cut A Segment Of A Line in Inkscape | 2 Methods
How To Cut A Segment Of A Line in Inkscape | 2 Methods 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating 2 ways you can cut a segment of a line in Inkscape. This can…

Inkscape 1.0 New Features
What’s New in Inkscape Version 1.0
What’s New in Inkscape Version 1.0 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape recently introduced version 1.0 as a new release, and this was not your typical update. This new release comes…

Illustrator vs Inkscape
Illustrator VS Inkscape | The Complete Guide for Vector Designers
Illustrator VS Inkscape | The Complete Guide for Vector Designers 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the most common questions I receive is how Inkscape compares to Illustrator, and if one is better than…

GIMP

GIMP snowfall effect
Add Falling Snow to Any Image with GIMP
Add Falling Snow to Any Image with GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to add falling snow to any image using GIMP. We’ll be generating the…

GIMP Distressed Effect
How To Create A Distressed Effect in GIMP
How To Create A Distressed Effect in GIMP 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use layer masking to apply textures to objects in GIMP in order…

simple text effects for gimp
12 Simple Text Effects for GIMP Users | Video Tutorials
12 Simple Text Effects for GIMP Users | Video Tutorials 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing 14 examples of simple text effects for GIMP users who may be looking to…

Text along path upside down in GIMP
Quick Fix: Why Your Text Along Path Is Upside Down In GIMP
Quick Fix: Why Your Text Along Path Is Upside Down In GIMP 850 500 Nick Saporito

When trying to flow text along a path in GIMP, a common problem you may encounter is that your text…

Illustrator

How To Apply A Distressed Texture with Illustrator
How To Apply A Distressed Texture with Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

Texture masking is a great way to add a worn, aged look to your vector designs. In this tutorial I’ll…

Remove a white background with Adobe Illustrator
How To Remove A White Background with Adobe Illustrator
How To Remove A White Background with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

Trying to work with an image that doesn’t have a transparent background can be a pain, especially if it has…

How to use the pen tool in Illustrator
How To Use The Pen Tool in Illustrator | The Complete Guide
How To Use The Pen Tool in Illustrator | The Complete Guide 800 470 Nick Saporito

There’s many tools and techniques that need to be learned in order to master the art of vector illustration, but…

Fit artwork to the artboard in Illustrator
How To Fit Artwork To The Artboard In Illustrator in 3 Simple Steps
How To Fit Artwork To The Artboard In Illustrator in 3 Simple Steps 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can easily fit artwork to the artboard in Illustrator. This is something…

Photoshop

Free vertical business card template in PDF format
Free Vertical Business Card Template in PSD Format
Free Vertical Business Card Template in PSD Format 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a free vertical business card template in PSD format that I recently designed and…

Typekit fonts not showing up
Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications
Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Your Adobe Typekit fonts not showing up in Illustrator, Photoshop, or any other Adobe application is most likely due to…

Free Adwords Templates
20 Free Google Adwords Photoshop Templates
20 Free Google Adwords Photoshop Templates 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be sharing a bundle of Google Adwords Photoshop templates that you can download in PSD formats as well…

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