Tutorials

Logo stickers made with GIMP
Turn Logos Into Stickers Using GIMP
Turn Logos Into Stickers Using GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can take a logo and turn it into a sticker using GIMP version 2.8. We’ll be creating the illusion that the stickers are stacked on top of each other in a messy pile, and we’ll also be creating another variation with a peel effect where it appears that…

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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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Paper cutout effect made with GIMP
GIMP Tutorial: Paper Cutout Letters
GIMP Tutorial: Paper Cutout Letters 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create paper cutout letters using GIMP version 2.8. This lesson isn’t just limited to letters though — this can also be applied to logos, icons, entire words, or anything else that has a transparent background. An outline of the steps will be depicted below. Skip to…

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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 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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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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Logo design made with GIMP
How To Design A Logo with GIMP
How To Design A Logo with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I usually don’t recommend using raster graphics applications like GIMP and Photoshop to design logos — a logo is best made with vector applications like Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator — but if GIMP is what you’re most comfortable with and you just need a simple logo for basic web use, you can get away with…

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Signature watermarks
Create Signature Watermarks with GIMP
Create Signature Watermarks with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’ve ever wanted to watermark your photos using your own signature, I’ll be showing you how to do just that in this tutorial, using GIMP. Skip down to the end of the post if you’d just like to watch the video tutorial. There’s two ways of accomplishing this — both of which I’ll be…

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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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