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Cut a hole in an object with Inkscape
How To Cut A Hole In An Object With Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial
How To Cut A Hole In An Object With Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to cut a hole in an object with Inkscape. This is a very basic function that is handy to know when working with vector objects, and it’s a great lesson for beginners and first-time users of Inkscape. The following is an overview of the steps taken to achieve…

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How to crop a photo with Inkscape
How To Crop A Photo with Inkscape in 4 Steps | Video Tutorial
How To Crop A Photo with Inkscape in 4 Steps | Video Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to crop a photo with Inkscape in 4 simple steps using the Bezier Pen and clipping masks. Learning how to crop a photo with Inkscape may be a bit redundant if you’re also a GIMP user. GIMP would be a more suitable tool for cropping photos, so be…

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Create vintage text posters with Inkscape
How To Create Vintage Text Posters with inkscape
How To Create Vintage Text Posters with inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vintage-style art deco poster using Inkscape. The text objects will be stacked on top of each other with a banner in the center. We’ll also be doing a bit of texture masking to give the design more of an aged look. The following is just…

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objects aren't visible in inkscape
3 Reasons Why Your Objects Aren’t Visible in Inkscape
3 Reasons Why Your Objects Aren’t Visible in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be explaining the only 3 reasons why your objects aren’t visible in Inkscape and how to fix it. This is a rather common problem with Inkscape and it can be frustrating if you don’t know why it’s happening. The following is a written explanation. If you’d prefer a video explanation then…

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Inkscape fill and stroke menu not showing
Quick Fix: Inkscape Fill and Stroke Menu Not Showing
Quick Fix: Inkscape Fill and Stroke Menu Not Showing 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over a quick fix for why your Fill and Stroke Menu may not be showing in Inkscape. In short, if your fill and stroke menu is not showing, it’s probably because it’s minimized in a tab to the right of your screen. Let’s explore a bit. Inkscape Fill and…

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Make your SVG background transparent in Inkscape
How To Make your SVG Background Transparent in Inkscape
How To Make your SVG Background Transparent in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to make your SVG background transparent in Inkscape. This can be done by simply ticking a box in the Document Properties menu. SVG Format Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG for short) is the native file format that Inkscape runs on. Whenever you open up a fresh Inkscape canvas, you’re…

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Wrap text around a circle with Inkscape
Wrap Text Around A Circle with Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial
Wrap Text Around A Circle with Inkscape | Beginner Tutorial 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to easily wrap text around a circle with Inkscape. This is something that can be done in 2 clicks! Let’s get started. A few years ago I put together a brief video tutorial demonstrating how to wrap text around a circle with Inkscape. You can watch it here……

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Repeat an object around a shape with Inkscape
Repeating an Object Around a Shape with Inkscape
Repeating an Object Around a Shape with Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to use Inkscape to take an object and repeat it along the contours of a shape. To do this we’ll be using a handy path effect called Pattern Along Path. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to create this effect. For complete step-by-step…

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Inkscape rounded corners
How To Remove Rounded Corners from Rectangles in Inkscape
How To Remove Rounded Corners from Rectangles in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be providing a simple fix to a very common (and aggravating) problem — removing rounded corners from rectangles in Inkscape. How To Remove Rounded Corners from Rectangles in Inkscape To remove rounded corners from rectangles in Inkscape, simply grab the Rectangle tool, select the rectangle, then click the icon in the toolbar labeled…

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Inkscape text to path upside down
Why Your Text to Path is Upside Down in Inkscape
Why Your Text to Path is Upside Down in Inkscape 800 470 Nick Saporito

Inkscape allows you to shape, alter, and warp text in a variety of different ways. One problem you may run into though is that your text to path is upside down in Inkscape. In this post I will briefly explain why that happens and how you can easily correct it. Inkscape Text To Path Upside…

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