Quick tutorial on the stamp shape

During the beach tutorial I created stamp border for the illustration. Here is the step-by-step on how to get there. 

The reason for ungrouping and combining the circles first lies in the restriction in Inkscape to only do a Union, Difference, Intersection, Exclusion or Division between two objects.
Tools like CorelDraw can do these with a group or even just several selected objects. Try around around a little see how your vector application handles these very handy commands.


Chris Hildenbrand

2D game artist, pixelpusher, vector bender, face turner for over thirty years. I worked on more games than I can remember... The most recent release is "Super Crossbar Challenge" for iOS (Android coming soon) with Shattered Box, Fredbear Games and PlayPlayFun.


  1. Thanks for your nice tutorials :)

    I'm starting to feel better about graphics.
    Even if I'm far from being able to come with a an original design on my own, I'm able to produce at least decent art !


  2. I am glad the tutorials are helpful...


    1. They are superhelpful man ! Im learning from these , mostly recreating what you have done in this web, I will update you with my work , trying to make iphone game , even though I am from non techno background, code is logic so i understand a bit, when it comes to drawing , its like im lost, but i found your site and I am hooked on this site, I have your site on my ff tab , I do one tut everyday :D will let you know if i am able to create something :)

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