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Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook by Mihaela Jurković, Rigel Di Scala

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Creating a red wax seal

In this recipe we will apply what we've learned so far about the filters by creating a red wax seal with the help of lighting filters.

The drawing will consist of three objects: the stamp area, the stamp sign, and the remaining wax surrounding the stamp area. Each object will be filtered independently to achieve a realistic look and adjust the filter settings to a particular object size.

How to do it...

The following steps will demonstrate how to create a wax seal:

  1. Select the Ellipse tool (F5 or E) and create a 250 px wide circle inside the page area. Set its fill to a dark shade of red, such as #D40000, and remove the stroke. This will be the wax stamp area.
  2. Apply the Inner Shadow filter to the circle by going to Filters ...

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