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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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    $ou will get a contour made from circles for your rectangle:

    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:

    Slightly blurthe shadow and if you want ad"ust its transparency:

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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:

    %hange its color and add a shadow:

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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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    %hange the color and add a shadow:

    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: