[scribus] [Scribus] text with gradient
rcook at pcug.org.au
Sat May 3 02:59:51 CEST 2008
On Fri, 02 May 2008 18:01:35 -0600
"D. R. Evans" <doc.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
> Owen said the following at 05/02/2008 05:06 PM :
> >> This is an old thread, and I've been trying to to exactly this (create
> >> letters that have gradients):
> >>> 1. Convert letters to outlines
> >>> 2. Item > Combine Polygons
> >>> 3. Apply Gradient in the Properties Palette
> >> I must be doing something wrong, because I have:
> >> 0. Created a text frame and inserted the letters I want.
> >> 1. Converted the letters to outlines
> >> 2. Hmmm.... I can't Item | Combine Polygons because that item is greyed
> >> out.
> > After converting to outlines, did you then click on the object, iit should
> > show all the polygons, then you can combine them
> No, because like an idiot I was trying to do exactly what Cristoph said :-)
> OK, so now I've done that. Presumably, I'm next supposed to right click and
> bring up the Properties box... but I don't see anything there about
> gradients :-(
> Could you perhaps tell me where I'm supposed to see something about
> gradients? Probably if I knew where that item was, I could figure out how
> to get there and apply it; but I would swear that I've been through every
> single possible box inside the "Properties" function(s) and I don't see
> anything about gradients at all.
> Incidentally, I don't know what you mean when you say it should "show all
> the polygons"; as far as I can tell, clicking on the "convert to outlines"
> menu item doesn't change anything visible.
Well, after converting to one polygon, select the object and go to Properties. F2, and apply a gradient
Selecy Colours, then click on where it says 'Normal' and select the type of gradient, then create your gradient.
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