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All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained
All 21 Inkscape Tools and Uses Explained 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be explaining all 21 Inkscape tools and uses, along with a brief demonstration of how they work. Inkscape is an open source vector graphics application similar to Adobe Illustrator. It has much more to offer than just the 21 tools located in its toolbar, but this guide should serve as a…

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Flow text around shapes with Inkscape
How To Flow Text Around An Object with Inkscape
How To Flow Text Around An Object with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to make your text flow around objects in Inkscape without having to manually add spaces and line breaks. We’ll be using the Flow Into Frame feature, which will leave us with completely editable text that wraps nicely around any objects of your choosing. The following is just a…

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The complete guide to rotating objects in Inkscape
Rotating Objects in Inkscape | The Complete Beginner’s Guide
Rotating Objects in Inkscape | The Complete Beginner’s Guide 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over how to rotate objects in Inkscape; including rotating multiple objects and rotating objects around a point. Rotating Objects in Inkscape Rotating objects in Inkscape is so incredibly simple that there isn’t even a dedicated tool for it like there is in Illustrator — it’s all done with the…

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How To Create A Multi Page PDF with Inkscape
How To Create A Multi Page PDF with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

As a graphic designer I have created plenty of PDF documents, and Inkscape has always been my tool of choice for doing so. Unfortunately there’s no way to create a multi page PDF with Inkscape though, but there are some very simple workarounds for accomplishing this. Why Inkscape Doesn’t Support Multi Page Documents The reason…

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Create vector textures with Inkscape
How To Create Vector Textures Using Inkscape
How To Create Vector Textures Using Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to create vector textures to apply to your designs. This will be a little different than other tutorials I’ve done where I demonstrate how to mask a rasterized image on top of an object. Instead, we’ll be producing true vector textures with nodes that…

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Inkscape wavy lines tutorial
Create Wavy Lines Using Lattice Deformation In Inkscape
Create Wavy Lines Using Lattice Deformation In Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create these wavy lines using the Lattice Deformation path effect in Inkscape. This would be a great tutorial for a beginner or first-time user of Inkscape. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve the effect. For more in-depth step-by-step instructions, please…

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How to create a mesh gradient background with Inkscape
Create Mesh Gradient Backgrounds with Inkscape
Create Mesh Gradient Backgrounds with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create mesh gradient background patterns with Inkscape. The idea behind the effect here is that the design is made up of a bunch of individual triangles that all have a single solid fill color, but when viewed in totality they create the illusion of a mesh gradient.…

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How to create a line text logo with Inkscape
How To Create Line Style Letters with Inkscape
How To Create Line Style Letters with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to create simple line art-style letters and words that can be used individually as logos or as some kind of typography design. The following is just a brief outline of the steps taken to achieve the end result. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice…

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How to export CMYK with Inkscape
5 Ways To Export CMYK with Inkscape | PNG, JPG, PDF, Vector & More
5 Ways To Export CMYK with Inkscape | PNG, JPG, PDF, Vector & More 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you use open-source design software like Inkscape and GIMP, you’ve probably designed something to be printed professionally, only to have it be rejected by the print shop because it’s in RGB color format and not CMYK. There are several ways to export CMYK with Inkscape though, and in this post I’ll be going over…

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Inkscape logo tutorial
Inkscape Logo Template: Video Tutorial and Free Download
Inkscape Logo Template: Video Tutorial and Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to create a circular banner logo with Inkscape, and I’ll also be including a free download to the template that you can edit and use however you’d like (in case you’d rather not follow the tutorial.) The logo has two circular banners — one going around the top and the…

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