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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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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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