[scribus-dev] Soft shadows -- Partial implementation

Leonard Rosenthol lrosenth at adobe.com
Thu Mar 15 14:25:29 UTC 2012

Agreed, it's more PDF objects to write.  Other than the obvious resolution independence improvements, it also makes it easier for you to handle other types of shadows in the future - different widths, colors, etc.


-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Dumke-von der Ehe [mailto:scribus at benjamin-dumke.de] 
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:03 AM
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Subject: Re: [scribus-dev] Soft shadows -- Partial implementation

I'm honestly not sure anymore if there was an actual technical reason or if I just did it this way for simplicity (an image XObject with a /SMask entry is what comes closest to the idea of an image with an alpha channel; adding a soft mask dictionary to the graphics state makes you jump through more mental hoops).

Am 15.03.2012 14:36, schrieb Leonard Rosenthol:
> Why use an image instead of an actual vector line?
> Leonard

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