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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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Inkscape create conical gradients
Now You Can Easily Create Conical Gradients with Inkscape
Now You Can Easily Create Conical Gradients with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to easily create gradients that wrap in a circle going around a central point, otherwise known as conical gradients. Skip down to the bottom of the page if you’d just like to watch the video tutorial. Inkscape has always made it easy for us…

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Inkscape How To Remove Background
How To Easily Remove Backgrounds With Inkscape
How To Easily Remove Backgrounds With Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can easily remove the background from an image using Inkscape. This technique, although quite simple, does require a modest amount of familiarity with the Bezier Pen. You’ll be shown everything you need to know about it in the video, but it may take a little bit of practice.…

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3D Pixel Text Created with Inkscape
Create 3D Pixel Text with Inkscape
Create 3D Pixel Text with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating a very simple technique that you can use to create 3D-style pixel text using Inkscape. This tutorial will require use of grids, the Bezier Pen, an eye for perspective and a touch of creativity. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the video tutorial. If you’d like to update Inkscape’s appearance with…

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Inkscape Tutorial: Shield Logo Design
Inkscape Tutorial: Shield Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to design a shield logo with a banner wrapping around it. The following is a brief overview of how we’ll go about creating this design, for those of you who may be more advanced users and would like to save some time. Otherwise you can…

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Open and Create Adobe Illustrator Files with Inkscape
How To Open And Create AI Files With Inkscape
How To Open And Create AI Files With Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

As a graphic designer who primarily uses open source software for the majority of his work, it’s not uncommon for me to run into cross-platform compatibility issues when it comes to transferring source files between myself and clients, particularly when it comes to opening and saving AI files with Inkscape. Seeing as how Adobe Illustrator…

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Inkscape convert PNG to SVG
Using Inkscape to Convert PNG to SVG Format
Using Inkscape to Convert PNG to SVG Format 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A question commonly asked by newcomers is how they can use Inkscape to convert PNG to SVG format. This is sort of like trying to turn an omelette back into an egg though — the order of operations is backwards. SVG files are what’s used to generate PNG images. Trying to accomplish the inverse of that would…

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