[scribus] Blending images in 1.40

Marco Boeringa marco at boeringa.demon.nl
Tue Jul 21 13:48:34 CEST 2009


I don't know exactly what you mean with "blending", but it is possible 
to set a transparency level on an image in Scribus (both and 
1.3.5 support it). I have succesfully "blended" a JPEG imported image 
with a gradient fill background with Scribus by setting a 30% opacity 
level on the image. Looks really good, you just don't have the advanced 
blending options like in Photoshop ("normal","overlay" etc...)

It is just not so obvious, but if you select your image, and than open 
the "Properties" window, and select the Colors TAB, you can than select 
the "bucket" and set an "Opacity" value. Although you may not have 
expected this, it will also set the transparency of an image.


John Culleton wrote:
> One of the features of Gimp and Photoshop that is currently 
> impossible to emulate in Scribus 1.3.5 is the blending of one image 
> into another.  If you have  PSD images of course it can be done but 
> if you have a PSD image or images you may as well do it in the 
> originating program, Gimp or Photoshop. I am about to experiment 
> with a very complex way to do this in Scribus with a bit of help. 
> Before I kill too many hours I need to ask: will transparency 
> and/or gradients be applicable to images in  Scribus 1.40? 

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