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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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How To Make Inkscape Go Dark
How To Make Inkscape Go Dark 848 310 Nick Saporito

The question I’m most commonly asked by newcomers to my Youtube channel is why Inkscape appears dark on my system and how they can do the same, since it isn’t an available feature in any version of Inkscape to date. Inkscape with a dark theme & updated icons Check out my post about updating Inkscape’s icons…

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Why I Don’t Like Inkscape 0.91: An Honest Review
Why I Don’t Like Inkscape 0.91: An Honest Review 848 310 Nick Saporito

UPDATE: As some of you have pointed out, a lot of these points do not seem to be an issue on Windows or other Linux distros, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. The problems I’m having may not apply to you, but they still apply to me, so I’m just sharing…

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