[scribus] I need help creating a publication for a public school

"Sveinn í Felli (IMAP)" sveinki at nett.is
Tue Jul 7 23:31:28 CEST 2009

Tobias, you should have sent this to the Scribus list too ;-)

Tobias Lochner wrote:
> Thanks for your replies.
> I attached a pdf, so you can see where I got after one evenig with scribus.
> I'm very satisfied with results so far but had to drop the drop-shadows.
> Bye, Tobias

But it's not that hard to make the blackboard's shadow
degrading to transparent background in a decent image editor
(e.g. Gimp, PaintShopPro etc). You just have to save the
resulting image as a GIF, which supports transparencies.
Scribus handles such transparencies well, though you may run
into troubles with transparencies in some versions of PDF
output from Scribus.


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "Sveinn í Felli (IMAP)" [mailto:sveinki at nett.is] 
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 7. Juli 2009 22:07
> An: Scribus User Mailing List; tobias.lochner at googlemail.com
> Betreff: Re: [scribus] I need help creating a publication for a public
> school
> John Culleton wrote:
>> On Tuesday 07 July 2009 01:36:11 pm Tobias Lochner wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I’m working as a teacher at a public school. At moment it’s my
>>> task to compile a publication about all the stuff that’s going on
>>> at our school over the year.
>>> Because there is already an other booklet about the school, which
>>> is made by a professional, I want to use (nearly) the same
>>> design, that was used in this publication. (This is also wanted
>>> by the administration.) I attached a two page excerpt as an
>>> example.
>>> So this leads to my question(s):
>>> Is it possible to realize this kind of layout with scribus at
>>> moment?
>>> How can I get something like the circle-like borders on the left
>>> and right?
>>> What about the dropshawdows?
>> The slate boards with drop shadows I would make in Gimp and import 
>> as a single graphic.  The drop shadow with the blended edge is 
>> easier in Gimp.
>> For the big circles you need a transparent layer with the part 
>> circle inscribed and the outer area filled with semi-transparent 
>> white.  Again this is easy in Gimp but perhaps doable in Scribus.  
>> It looks like that newsletter was done with Photoshop or Gimp.
>> Scribus 1.3.5 has a Gimp exit that might be useful.
> More likely this is done in a drawing program like
> Illustrator, CorelDraw, Xara etc. Probably easy to do in
> Inkscape.
> I think it's no big deal to do a similar layout in Scribus,
> except maybe for the drop shadows - which in this case are
> awfully ower the top...
> Is the publication intended for printing or as PDF on a
> website ?
> Sveinn í Felli

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