Tutorials

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

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to design a vector mountain range logo using Inkscape. This tutorial makes effective use of the Bezier Pen in regards to freehand drawing. It’s still a pretty simple task though, so don’t let the freehand aspect intimidate you. The font I used for this tutorial is called League…

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Design A Star Logo with Adobe Illustrator CC
Design A Star Logo with Adobe Illustrator CC 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a vector impossible star logo using Adobe Illustrator CC. This post will be a generalized outline of the steps. For step-by-step instructions with voice narration, scroll to the bottom of the page for the video tutorial. Step 1: Create A Star Create a standard 5-point…

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Painted letter logo made with GIMP
Create A Painted Letter Logo with GIMP
Create A Painted Letter Logo with GIMP 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use GIMP to design a logo comprised of a single letter with a dripping paint appearance. Upon first impression, creating a design like this seems quite intricate and time-consuming considering the color composition. It’s actually quite simple, though! Step 1: Find A Colorful Sunset Image This…

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heartbeat logo design inkscape
Create a Heartbeat Design with Inkscape
Create a Heartbeat Design with Inkscape 850 500 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vector heartbeat logo that can be compatible with any other sort of theme. I often see people selling t shirts on Facebook using this sort of concept – depicting dogs, cats, instruments, skylines, etc. – and advertising them against those audiences. The goal of this tutorial is…

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