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Create repeated background patterns with inkscape
Create A Repeated Background Pattern with Inkscape
Create A Repeated Background Pattern with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create the repeated background pattern depicted above. The finished design will be a tileable square, meaning you can create duplicate copies and stack them next to each other infinitely. The following is a brief overview of the process. Skip to the end of the post for…

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How To Use Inkscape’s Built-In Clipart Library | Video Tutorial
How To Use Inkscape’s Built-In Clipart Library | Video Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to use Inkscape’s hidden clipart library. If you’re like me, you probably didn’t even know that Inkscape has a built-in clipart library, but it does. How To Use Clipart in Inkscape Simply go to File > Import Clip Art. You’ll be presented with a menu that allows you to search through…

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Custom swatch in Inkscape
Create Custom Swatches in Inkscape
Create Custom Swatches in Inkscape 1024 601 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating two things — first, how to create a gradient color palette between two different colors where it appears as if it’s a gradient, but it’s really just a series of individual colors. Then, I’ll be demonstrating how to create custom swatches within Inkscape from that same series of colors. This is…

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Inkscape brochure template
Inkscape Brochure Template | Video Tutorial and Free Download
Inkscape Brochure Template | Video Tutorial and Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be sharing an Inkscape brochure template sized at 8.5″ x 11″ with full bleed and guidelines, formatted to VistaPrint’s tri-fold specifications. They’re not sponsoring this post and I’m not an affiliate of theirs. I’m just using them as an example because they are by and large the most frequently used online print service…

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Inkscape text portrait
Create Text Portraits with Inkscape
Create Text Portraits with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create vector text portraits with Inkscape. This will be a relatively simple masking exercise, but I’ll also be introducing a new technique in flowing text into an object. The following will be a brief written overview for how to execute this effect with Inkscape. For complete step-by-step…

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Logo design software for Ubuntu
Top 3 Logo Design Software for Ubuntu | 2018 Recommendations
Top 3 Logo Design Software for Ubuntu | 2018 Recommendations 1024 602 Thiago Abreu

As Linux users, we’re somewhat limited when it comes to graphic design software.  Finding the best logo design software for Ubuntu was my aim when I started using the operating system. As a graphic designer (and especially a logo designer,) I was thinking about how would I make logos without Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. It was…

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Glitch effect Inkscape tutorial
Create A Glitch Effect with Inkscape
Create A Glitch Effect with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In a previous tutorial I demonstrated how you could create a glitching text effect using GIMP. In today’s tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating how you can do so with Inkscape, so you can reap all of the benefits of working with vector graphics. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this…

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Inkscape text reflection tutorial
Inkscape Beginner Tutorial: Reflective Text Effect
Inkscape Beginner Tutorial: Reflective Text Effect 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to create a reflective text effect where it appears that the top half of the text is reflecting — or casting a shadow of — the bottom half. The two main processes of note in this lesson are the division function and the perspective…

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Vintage logo design tutorial with Inkscape
Design A Vintage Style Logo with Inkscape
Design A Vintage Style Logo with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a vintage style logo with a makeshift starburst effect using Inkscape version 0.92. In this lesson we’ll be focusing on working with text and applying to both the outside and inside of a circle. The following is just a brief outline of the steps taken…

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Line art text made with Inkscape
Create Line Art Logo Text with Inkscape
Create Line Art Logo Text with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s video tutorial I’ll demonstrating how you can create line art style typography — that can also be made into a logo — using Inkscape. In this lesson we’ll be making good use of strokes, the combine function, and the cut path function. I’ll also be implementing a new feature I haven’t going over…

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