[scribus] Transparent background for graphic

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Jun 2 15:25:23 CEST 2010

On Wednesday 02 June 2010 03:02:09 a.l.e wrote:
> hi tom
> > I am a newbie who has had reasonable success with Scribus 
so far but
> > am stumped as to how I can place a graphic with a white 
> > over a colored background and have the color show through 
and the
> > white disappear.
> you have to use an image with a transparent background not a 
white one.
> you also have to make sure that the frame you put the image 
into has a
> transparent background and not a white one (see the color tab in 
> properties palette)
> > Publisher has a tool that accomplishes this, but I
> > can't find one in Scribus.
> you should have a more positive attitude towards scribus... :-)
> try to learn scribus, and don't just replicate what you are doing 
> another app...
> ciao
> a.l.e
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If you have an image with a white background already then edit it 
in Gimp to remove the background.  In Gimp you select the white 
color with the color picker and then go to colors->convert to alpha.
I find it easier to run Gimp outside of Scribus but your mileage 
may vary.
John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Printable E-book 38 pages $5.95

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