Aaron Nieze
Aaron Nieze is a Graphic Designer from Chicago, Illinois. He started in the field of web design and programming, but the design soon became the main act. He is now a graphic designer at Shmoggo.com working mostly with vector based company design projects. Aaron started writing with Vectortuts+ in 2013 with a focus on the free vector software, Inkscape.
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Using and Modifying Brush Strokes in InkscapeHubpreviewstrokes
    There's a lot that goes into brush strokes in Inkscape, but it pays off with beautiful results. Let's break down the many options available for brush strokes in Inkscape and also go over a few tricks that are sure to keep brush strokes part of your designing.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: What are Clipping and Masking in Inkscape?Clipmask 400
    Clipping and Masking are fantastic little operations that can make your complicated objects conform to another element of your design by changing their entire shape quickly and easily. Let's go over the differences, benefits, and some neat tricks in this quick tip.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Create Tapered Lines in InkscapeTapered 400 3
    I love tapered lines in Inkscape because you can make them as simple as you want, or as complicated as you need them. This quick tip will go over the basics of tapered lines, using the Path Effect Editor, and a neat drawing comprised of tapered lines entirely.Read More…
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    Shadows, Blurs, and Other Useful Filters in InkscapeFilters 400
    As soon as you open the filters menu in Inkscape, you'll notice that there's a ton of them! When filters are introduced, they present a lot of quick and easy ways to make advanced drawings. Let's learn about a few useful filters, the filter editor, and check out some cool design ideas.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Playing With Isometric Projection in Inkscape to Make a Minecraft SceneIsometric 400
    Inkscape has a really neat grid feature to make isometric designs very easy to accomplish. It's called an axonometric grid, and we're going to use it to create a Minecraft inspired isometric design. This tutorial will focus on creating four different isometric blocks that can then be placed to create a scene.Read More…
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    Tips on Using Inkscape's Fill and Stroke OptionsFillnstroke 400 2
    Fill and Stroke is the heart and soul of Inkscape - it's all just lines and nodes until some style is applied. In this quick tip, we'll check out some of the best stuff Fill and Stroke has to offer!Read More…
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    Helpful Align and Distribute Tips When Using InkscapeAlign 400 2
    When you begin doing some serious work in Inkscape, you're going to want to keep your work properly aligned. Let's go over a few cool things with Inkscape's Align and Distribute to make your designs as professional as they can get!Read More…
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    Tips and Tricks For Working With Inkscape's NodesNodes 400
    There are so many things to learn when it comes to nodes, but this quick tip should get you on the right track to properly using and manipulating your nodes, and ultimately, your artwork in Inkscape. Let's check out some neat tips and tricks with nodes!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Export Your Artwork in InkscapePublish 400 3
    So you've spent hours on end drawing a magnificent design in Inkscape and now you want to publish it once and for all! Thankfully, Inkscape has a ton of options to export your artwork to more friendly and compatible file types. We'll also go over a couple of neat tricks you might not have known.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Group/Ungroup vs. Combine/Break Apart in InkscapeFruit 2 400
    The fact that Group/Ungroup and Combine/Break Apart are two sets of complete synonyms, you might not think that Inkscape would have these as separate functions. While these are pretty similar at first, I'll show you just how different they actually are.Read More…
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    How to Create an Easy Geometric Aztec Pattern in InkscapeAztec 400
    Let's learn how to use Inkscape's Grids and Pen tool to create a geometric Aztec pattern. While this may seem like a tedious design, we'll also go over a few tricks to shorten things up!Read More…
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    Create an Adorable Hedgehog with Basic Tools in InkscapeHedgehog 400
    In this tutorial, we'll be using basic shapes in Inkscape to create a hedgehog character. We'll also go over some neat concepts such as custom tapered lines, random object scattering, and shape manipulation.Read More…