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Postage stamps with InkscapeIn this easy tutorial we will learn to create postage stamps using Inkscape, the results will look like this:

Perforated paper

Stamps look like tiny pictures on paper with a white perforated paper. This is the most important thingfor a stamp and the core of this tutorial:

I will present three ways to create the perforations, use what you like best.

Pattern along Path

Using the Rectangle Tooldraw a rectangle:

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And with the Ellipse Toola circle (keep the Ctrlkey pressed to get a circle:

Select the circle and then the rectangle:

And put the circle on the path defined by the rectangle (Effects > Generate from Path >Pattern along Path. !nsure copies are Repeated, the deformation type is Snakeand ad"ustthe space to fit the si#e of your circle:

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Select the contour and substract it (Path > Difference from the rectangle:

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This is the perforated paper:

%hange its color in something paper&like, white or something near white (a 'ery light yellow for

old paper:

or a shadow which will make the paper more 'isible duplicate the shape and make the copyblack:

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)ut it at the bottom of the stack and mo'e a little to the right and down:

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*ptionally, for increased realism rotate it a little:

Tiled Clones

+ith the Ellipse Toolcreate a circle:

%reate tiled clones (Edit > Clone > Create Tiled Clones. ea'e the symmetry as simpletranslationand change the Shift Per columnand Shift !Per rowto something to fit thesi#e of your circle (here I used -/. Set the number of rows and columns (here 012 to get thedesired si#e of the stamp:

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The result is a grid like this:

Select and delete the inner circles and lea'e only a border like this. Select all and unlink theclones (Edit > Clone > "nlink Clone. Select all and make an union (Path > "nion.

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3raw a rectangle at the desired si#e and put it under the border made from circles:

Substract (Path > Difference the border from the rectangle:

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#lign and Distribute

%reate a Rectangle:

And a circle:

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Select the circle and create a lot of duplicates (Edit > Duplicate. The number depend on thecircle si#e and rectangle width (here I made 42 circles:

Select all the circles and the rectangle:

And use the #lign and Distributedialog (\$b%ect > #lign and Distribute:

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Align the circles (relati'e to biggest item, which is the rectangle e'enly by hori&ontal:

Select the circles, perform an union (Path > "nion and mo'e the result at the top edge of therectangle:

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3uplicate and mo'e the copy to the bottom edge:

5ake two more copies, rotate them by 6 degrees and mo'e them to the left and right edges.Ad"ust their position as needed:

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Substract the lines of circles from the rectangle (Path > Difference one by one:

And get the perforated paper:

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The postage stamp

7ow for the easy part:

Import or make on the spot whate'er image or drawing you want to put on the stamp:

5ake sure it is in a rectangle:

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Add the issuer name (here I used 8)osta 9omana8 & 8the 9omanian )ost8 and the denomination(I used 8- bani8, the moral eui'alent in the 9omanian language to the !nglish 8two cents8:

5y stamp image was too simple so I added more te1ture to the background:

3raw the paper, a rectangle, and put it under the image:

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Using one of the ways described abo'e transform the rectangle in perforated paperand youare done:

Done

Use any kind of perforations, larger, smaller, round or elliptic, any kind of image, e'en photos, put thestamp on 'ertical or hori#ontal, the possibilities are endless: