[Scribus] Dialogue balloons
Fri Jul 14 23:30:20 CEST 2006
Maciej Hanski wrote:
> Mark Smith napisa?(a):
>> I've seen instructions on how to create comic book dialogue balloons here:
>> But the examples are specific to Adobe Illustrator.
>> Does anybody know if these same effects can be achieved in Scribus?
> You may try this:
> -- Insert a shape (e.g. a circle)
> -- Go to Properties Palette/Shape tab, choose "Edit shape..."
> and start editing your shape
> -- End editing
> -- Right click on your shape/ Convert to/Text frame/Fill it
> with text
> -- Done (optionally send it to scrapbook for later reusage)
I have done this (dialogue balloons) -- it was talking brain slices for
a presentation. I would not waste time with Inkscape or whatever. What
I found was that it seemed that it was easier to manipulate the shape
when I started with one of the arrows -- might seem odd, but you end up
needing to add a number of nodes to a circle, and since it's a circular
shape, it takes more time than you would think to make a pointy shape --
I like the "classic" dialogue balloon with a mostly elliptical shape and
then a V-shaped point toward the character that's speaking. It (for me)
was easier to make roundness from an arrow keeping the point than it was
to modify a circle by adding a pointy bump.
Then once you're done, the beauty is the conversion to a text frame,
modifying the border as needed, etc.
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