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Logo files for clients
The Complete Guide to Preparing Logo Files for Clients
The Complete Guide to Preparing Logo Files for Clients 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I originally wrote about preparing and generating logo files for clients back in 2015, but I’ve since improved my process and formatting, and…

Open source logo design software
Inkscape: The Best Open Source Logo Design Software
Inkscape: The Best Open Source Logo Design Software 1024 602 Nick Saporito

When it comes to open source graphic design, we have many different options to choose from. There’s GIMP, Krita, Vectr,…

Inkscape infographic template
Inkscape Infographic Template | Tutorial + Free Download
Inkscape Infographic Template | Tutorial + Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a colorful, circle-shaped infographic design using Inkscape. This Inkscape infographic…

Inkscape VS GIMP: Always Choose Inkscape for Logo Design
Inkscape VS GIMP: Always Choose Inkscape for Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Many times I’ve been asked to create tutorials demonstrating how to design a logo in GIMP. Theoretically, a logo could…

Making new layer from a selection in GIMP
GIMP: Make Selection a New Layer
GIMP: Make Selection a New Layer 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating a rather simple (but useful) technique: making your selection a new layer in GIMP. This will…

Move gradients with object in Inkscape
Inkscape Fix: How To Move Gradients with Objects
Inkscape Fix: How To Move Gradients with Objects 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A problem many of you run into when following my Inkscape tutorials is that when you attempt to move an…

Erasing to transparency with GIMP
Simple Fix: GIMP Not Erasing To Transparency
Simple Fix: GIMP Not Erasing To Transparency 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be addressing a very common problem many of you run into when using the eraser tool in GIMP.…

Inkscape keyboard shortcuts
The 26 Most Important Keyboard Shortcuts to Memorize in Inkscape
The 26 Most Important Keyboard Shortcuts to Memorize in Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

There’s more to being a talented graphic designer than knowing the software inside out, having a keen eye for design,…