Tutorials

How To Add Fonts To GIMP and Inkscape | 3 Simple Steps
How To Add Fonts To GIMP and Inkscape | 3 Simple Steps 1024 602 Nick Saporito

This is something I’m asked about quite often and figured it would make sense to finally put together this brief instructional on how to add fonts to GIMP and Inkscape. This method works the same regardless if you’re using Windows, Linux or Mac. How To Install Fonts In GIMP and Inkscape You don’t actually install…

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Design A Vector Pumpkin with Inkscape
Design A Vector Pumpkin with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this week’s Halloween-themed tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a vector carved pumpkin using Inkscape. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this design. For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration, check out the video tutorial at the top of the page. Vector Carved Pumpkin We’re first…

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How To Save A Transparent PNG with Inkscape
How To Save A Transparent PNG with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to generate a PNG file with a transparent background from a graphic you made. At first you may assume that the best way to do this is to go to File > Save As, and choose to save it as a Cairo PNG. However,…

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GIMP Logo Design Tutorial
How To Design A Simple Logo with GIMP
How To Design A Simple Logo with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a very simple logo with GIMP. This tutorial is simple enough that any beginner should be able to follow along. Before we get started, make sure to download and install the League Gothic font before you launch GIMP, otherwise the font won’t register in your directory until…

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How To Design A Logo with Inkscape
How To Design A Logo with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a simple logo with Inkscape. The font I’ll be using in the tutorial is called Kirsty and can be downloaded here. Just make sure that you install the font before opening up Inkscape, otherwise the font won’t populate in the Inkscape font library. The following…

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Create T Shirt Product Mockups with GIMP
Create T Shirt Product Mockups with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can take a design and superimpose it onto a blank t shirt using GIMP. I’ll also be demonstrating how to create the shirt in a variety of different colors. GIMP T Shirt Mockups The first thing we’re going to do is open up the blank t shirt…

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Vector maze Inkscape tutorial
How To Create Mazes with Inkscape
How To Create Mazes with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be guiding you through the puzzling process of creating mazes with Inkscape. The finished result will be the following isometric-style vector icon that can be stacked and repeated infinitely… The following is a brief outline of the steps taken to achieve this result. More experienced users of Inkscape should be able…

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Shattered text effect created with GIMP
Create a Shattered Text Effect with GIMP
Create a Shattered Text Effect with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to create a shattered text effect where it appears as if the letters have been smashed to bits and scattered about. The following is a brief outline of the steps taken to achieve this effect. For complete step-by-step instructions, please refer to the video…

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Create repeated background patterns with inkscape
Create A Repeated Background Pattern with Inkscape
Create A Repeated Background Pattern with Inkscape 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create the repeated background pattern depicted above. The finished design will be a tileable square, meaning you can create duplicate copies and stack them next to each other infinitely. The following is a brief overview of the process. Skip to the end of the post for…

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How To Use Inkscape’s Built-In Clipart Library | Video Tutorial
How To Use Inkscape’s Built-In Clipart Library | Video Tutorial 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to use Inkscape’s hidden clipart library. If you’re like me, you probably didn’t even know that Inkscape has a built-in clipart library, but it does. How To Use Clipart in Inkscape Simply go to File > Import Clip Art. You’ll be presented with a menu that allows you to search through…

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