Adobe Illustrator

Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator
6 Reasons Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator
6 Reasons Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’ve been using Inkscape on a nearly full-time basis since 2013, and I’ve also been using Illustrator quite regularly since 2015. Having extensive experience with both, I can say for sure that they both have their pros and cons. However, in this post I’m going to make a case for why Inkscape might be a…

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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 one of two reasons: 1.) you don’t have the Adobe Creative Cloud application running in the background, or 2.) the Creative Cloud application is running, but your preferences are not set to sync Typekit fonts…

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Inkscape vs Illustrator vs. CorelDraw
Inkscape VS Illustrator VS CorelDraw | 2019 Comparison
Inkscape VS Illustrator VS CorelDraw | 2019 Comparison 1024 602 Nick Saporito

When it comes to vector design, the big three applications are Inkscape, Illustrator, and CorelDraw. All three are excellent options and are completely capable of handling raw design needs, but the one that you should use depends on you and your own personal needs. In today’s post I’ll be comparing Inkscape vs Illustrator vs CorelDraw…

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Illustrator Retro Logo Tutorial
Illustrator Retro Logo Tutorial 1024 602 Jennifer Stone

Retro logo designs were thought to be extinct, but in this decade, the design trend has taken over several industries with businesses wanting to create a vintage brand identity. Every day, we find impressive logo collections with old-school styles. In fact, vintage design elements are paired with modern graphic elements to create a new look.…

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Illustrator infographic template
Illustrator Infographic Template: Free Download and Tutorial Video
Illustrator Infographic Template: Free Download and Tutorial Video 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a simple, flat-style, but colorful pencil infographic using Adobe Illustrator CC. Feel free to skip to the end of the post if you’d prefer to watch the video tutorial instead of following the written steps. The Adobe Illustrator infographic template file (AI) is also available…

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Illustrator exports 1 pixel more
Quick Fix: Why Illustrator Exports 1 Pixel More To Each Dimension
Quick Fix: Why Illustrator Exports 1 Pixel More To Each Dimension 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be addressing a rather frustrating glitch in Adobe Illustrator CC. For whatever reason, Illustrator exports 1 pixel more to each dimension of a PNG or JPG file. The fix is quite simple though. Why Illustrator Adds That Extra Pixel After doing a little digging around, I discovered (thanks to Pixel & Bracket on YouTube) that…

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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 as a master file in Illustrator (.ai) format. If you’ve ever designed Google display ads, you’re probably well aware that simply preparing art boards in all of the required sizes is half the battle. These…

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Open and Create Adobe Illustrator Files with Inkscape
How To Open And Create AI Files With Inkscape
How To Open And Create AI Files With Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

As a graphic designer who primarily uses open source software for the majority of his work, it’s not uncommon for me to run into cross-platform compatibility issues when it comes to transferring source files between myself and clients, particularly when it comes to opening and saving AI files with Inkscape. Seeing as how Adobe Illustrator…

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Design A Star Logo with Adobe Illustrator CC
Design A Star Logo with Adobe Illustrator CC 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a vector impossible star logo using Adobe Illustrator CC. This post will be a generalized outline of the steps. For step-by-step instructions with voice narration, scroll to the bottom of the page for the video tutorial. Step 1: Create A Star Create a standard 5-point…

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Inkscape vs Illustrator
Inkscape Vs Illustrator: Can Inkscape Replace Illustrator?
Inkscape Vs Illustrator: Can Inkscape Replace Illustrator? 850 500 Nick Saporito

Inkscape vs Illustrator: I’ve noticed a rise in popularity of the open source design software ever since Adobe started requiring their users to rent their software instead of letting them own it. For professional graphic designers, the price tag is something they may have no choice but to swallow, but for casual users of the…

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