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Vector Lego Text Tutorial
Create Vector Lego Text with Inkscape
Create Vector Lego Text with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create this isometric vector Lego text using Inkscape. In the first part of this article I’ll be briefly outlining the steps. Feel free to skip to the end of the post if you’d just like to watch the video tutorial. Vector Lego Text The first thing…

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Inkscape window off screen
What To Do When The Inkscape Window Opens Off Screen
What To Do When The Inkscape Window Opens Off Screen 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’re trying to open an Inkscape SVG file using Windows, you may occasionally run into a problem where the Inkscape window opens off screen and out of view — particularly if you’re using dual monitors like I do. I personally experience this whenever I try opening an SVG file that was created in Illustrator,…

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Open source logo design software
Inkscape: The Best Open Source Logo Design Software
Inkscape: The Best Open Source Logo Design Software 1024 602 Nick Saporito

When it comes to open source graphic design, we have many different options to choose from. There’s GIMP, Krita, Vectr, Karbon, and many more. But from my own personal experience as a logo designer, Inkscape is the undisputed best open source logo design software. By the way, I’m sure there’s many other notable options when…

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Inkscape infographic template
Inkscape Infographic Template | Tutorial + Free Download
Inkscape Infographic Template | Tutorial + Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a colorful, circle-shaped infographic design using Inkscape. This Inkscape infographic template will also be available for you to download for free in case you’d like to bypass the tutorial altogether. In order to keep this post relatively brief, I’ll basically be doing a swift overview…

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Inkscape VS GIMP: Always Choose Inkscape for Logo Design
Inkscape VS GIMP: Always Choose Inkscape for Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Many times I’ve been asked to create tutorials demonstrating how to design a logo in GIMP. Theoretically, a logo could be designed in GIMP, and I have demonstrated how to do so, but you should really look elsewhere for logo design. Using GIMP to design a logo is like using a fork to cut a…

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Move gradients with object in Inkscape
Inkscape Fix: How To Move Gradients with Objects
Inkscape Fix: How To Move Gradients with Objects 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A problem many of you run into when following my Inkscape tutorials is that when you attempt to move an object that you’ve applied a gradient to, the gradient doesn’t move with it. It stays in place as if it were its own separate entity. This is kind of a silly feature if you ask…

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Inkscape keyboard shortcuts
The 26 Most Important Keyboard Shortcuts to Memorize in Inkscape
The 26 Most Important Keyboard Shortcuts to Memorize in Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

There’s more to being a talented graphic designer than knowing the software inside out, having a keen eye for design, and knowing how to effectively communicate information using visuals. You also have to know how to make the best use of your time, especially if you’re a freelancer. As a freelancer, the product you’re selling…

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Create A Geometric Collage with Inkscape and GIMP
Create A Geometric Collage with Inkscape and GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’m going to do something I haven’t yet done, and that’s create a tutorial where I use both Inkscape and GIMP together to create an end product. Inkscape and GIMP are incredibly valuable design tools, but they serve different purposes. Inkscape is meant for vector creation, whereas GIMP is meant for photo manipulation. Since…

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Retro text effect made with Inkscape
Create Retro Text with Inkscape
Create Retro Text with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to create a retro-style text poster. The functions we’ll be focusing on in this lesson are the Extrude extension and texture masking in particular. Design Elements For this design I used the heavy variation of the Lato font, which can be downloaded for free…

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Professional design with Inkscape
7 Mind-Blowing Designs Made with Inkscape
7 Mind-Blowing Designs Made with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Being a free and open source resource, people tend to wrongly disregard Inkscape as an amateur application that can’t compare to the likes of Adobe Illustrator. I’ve always tried to demonstrate with my own work that that simply isn’t true though. Aside from a few inconsequential bells and whistles, Inkscape is capable of virtually anything Illustrator is. I…

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