[Scribus] Dialogue balloons
Sat Jul 15 16:30:34 CEST 2006
Gregory Pittman wrote:
> 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.
Here is a scrapbook with a balloon that I saved. It's saved as a shape.
Again, the beauty of this internal Scribus approach is that you can edit
this in Scribus and convert to a text frame.
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