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Material design with Inkscape tutorial
How To Create A Material Design Pattern with Inkscape
How To Create A Material Design Pattern with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vector material design pattern with Inkscape. The pattern is an abstract design with layered waves. The finished pattern could work well for clipping text and various other objects. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to create this material design pattern.…

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Inkscape line art tutorial
Create Simple Line Art Designs with Inkscape
Create Simple Line Art Designs with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to create simple vector line art designs that could work great for t shirt designs, logos, monograms, and more. This tutorial specifically will be utilizing a sunny mountain landscape with pine trees as an example, but you can use this lesson to create any…

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Apply textures to objects with Inkscape
How To Apply Textures To Objects with Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial
How To Apply Textures To Objects with Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how easy it is to apply textures to objects with Inkscape. This makes for a great beginner tutorial. Apply Textures To Objects with Inkscape In order to apply textures to objects with Inkscape we will be using the Masking feature. In short, masking is when you use a photo…

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Inkscape pasting as bitmap
Inkscape Pasting As Bitmap | Why It Happens And A Simple Fix
Inkscape Pasting As Bitmap | Why It Happens And A Simple Fix 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’re an Inkscape user on Windows, you’ve probably run into a problem with Inkscape pasting as bitmap when working with vector objects. In this post I’m going to outline a couple of quick fixes for that. Inkscape Pasting As Bitmap When working with Inkscape, I’ll occasionally copy vector elements from one document and paste…

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Inkscape tools and uses
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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