[Scribus] drop shadow

Martin Tlustos martin_tlustos
Fri Dec 28 14:39:10 CET 2007

Am Donnerstag, 27. Dezember 2007 schrieb Gregory Pittman:
> Jeffrey L. Place wrote:
> > Can you do a drop shadow with a graphic?
> If you have a rectangular or polygon shape for the frame it is possible --
> 1. the drop shadow you can do with Scribus is going to be similar to
> what Scribus does for text drop shadows -- make a copy of the frame,
> convert to polygon, make the fill color the shadow color, put it behind
> you image, and position to your liking. The disappointment is going to
> be like that with shadow text -- the edges are sharp.
> 2. I've just played around with an image that had a small figure (our
> dog) and transparent background. What I did there was to make a copy,
> put it behind, then in Colors pull back on the Opacity to make a
> shadow-like effect (Opacity doesn't just apply to the fill color, but
> the image itself also). Perhaps suitable for some uses -- again, sharp
> edges. You also try some image effects available from the Context Menu.
quick jump-in - did anybody have the idea of "fuzzy edges" yet? That way you 
could have blurred edges (of course I have no clue whether such a thing would 
be possible to code...)
> 3. If you want a feathered shadow -- put your image in Gimp, make it
> there then import to Scribus.
> Greg
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