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Create Liquid Text with Inkscape
Create Liquid Text with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create text that is a vector liquid within glass casing. This is one of the rare tutorials where I actually make use of the filters Inkscape has to offer, which came in very handy for this tutorial. As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel…

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Design a Vector Pretzel with Inkscape
Design a Vector Pretzel with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be using Inkscape to demonstrate how you can design a pretzel in vector format. This tutorial makes good use of the stroke function and is generally an exercise in geometry. It took me a little while to figure out how the shape of a pretzel could break down into simplified individual…

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Design a Logo with Inkscape
Design a Logo with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to design a logo in Inkscape. The logo depicts two crossing pencils inside of a shield with ribbons on the side and text wrapped around the design in a circle. Want to make Inkscape appear dark? Here’s how: http://logosbynick.com/how-to-make-inkscape-go-dark/   Logo Design Course Curious about the creative process…

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Inkscape Explained: Text, Word Formatting and Installing Fonts
Inkscape Explained: Text, Word Formatting and Installing Fonts 850 500 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be going over all of the various ways you can use text in Inkscape. Whether it be setting defaults, kerning, morphing text, warping the wording to take the form of various vector shapes for your design and so on. I’ll also be addressing how to go about installing a font you’ve…

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Facebook Cover Photo Design
Facebook Cover Photo Design 850 500 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a customized cover graphic for Facebook using Inkscape. In addition to vector graphics, Inkscape also does a wonderful handling raster graphic. Maybe not to the degree of GIMP, but it’s good enough to get basic tasks done. Remember: dimensions for the Facebook cover graphic are 851…

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inkscape 92
Inkscape 92: New Features
Inkscape 92: New Features 850 500 Nick Saporito

Although version 0.91 was released recently, the Inkscape team has been hard at work on the next version of the open source vector graphics software — Inkscape 92. And although I still prefer version 0.48, I still thought 0.91 was a nice upgrade that offers a lot of new, useful features. The next installment of…

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inkscape video tutorials
Top 10 Inkscape Tutorials of 2016
Top 10 Inkscape Tutorials of 2016 850 500 Nick Saporito

If you want to learn how to use Inkscape, there’s no better way to do so than with video tutorials. In fact, this is precisely how I learned. Written step-by-step lessons are great, but there’s nothing like being aided by visuals and audio. In the spirit of reflecting back on the year 2016 and the impact…

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Inkscape vs Illustrator
Inkscape Vs Illustrator: Can Inkscape Replace Illustrator?
Inkscape Vs Illustrator: Can Inkscape Replace Illustrator? 850 500 Nick Saporito

Inkscape vs Illustrator: I’ve noticed a rise in popularity of the open source design software ever since Adobe started requiring their users to rent their software instead of letting them own it. For professional graphic designers, the price tag is something they may have no choice but to swallow, but for casual users of the…

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Designing Print-Ready Business Cards in Inkscape
Designing Print-Ready Business Cards in Inkscape 848 310 Nick Saporito

When designing something for print, we have to go about it differently than we would if we were designing something to be displayed digitally. There’s certain measures that need to be taken when designing for print in order to have a successful outcome. Color Management In the context of graphic design, color management is the process…

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New Icons for Inkscape
New Icons for Inkscape 848 310 Nick Saporito

After 5+ years, it’s safe to say I’ve grown tired of looking at the dated clipart-style icons used in Inkscape, so I decided to try my hand at redesigning them. Inkscape is powerful software capable of taking market share away from Adobe’s Illustrator, so I think it should look the part. The goal with these…

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