[scribus] editing text frame to be a shadow

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Aug 6 16:02:36 UTC 2011

On Saturday, August 06, 2011 09:11:23 am Adrienne Carmack wrote:
> I'd like to make a text box with a shadow effect. I've searched and
> searched, and thought I'd found instructions, but I'm still not 
> how to do it. Please let me know if clear instructions are 
> somewhere, or just tell me how to do it.
> Many thanks!
> Adrienne
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Well you could make  a layer with a text frame.

1. Type text in that frame via Story editor. Make it large and bold. 
(like 50 points Sans Serif Bold.)

2, Using the layers window duplicate that layer. Highlight the upper 
layer and edit the text in the frame via the Story Editor.
3. Change the color to e.g., green using the bucket icon on the right 
end of the icon bar. You may have to stretch the Story Editor window 
to make the bucket icon appear.

4. In the layers window highlight the lower layer. Right click on the 
text frame and choose properties. 

5. In the properties window add .1 to the X position and .05 to the y 

6. Inspect the results and fiddle as necessary with the XY settings 
in lower window. 


If you want a blurred shadow I suggest you do it in Gimp and get the 
resulitng png in an image frame. Gimp has a feature File->Create-
>logo->. Choose the logo effect you like. Delete the layers you don't 
want and save.  

There is a blur function in Image Effects but I don't know how to 
apply it to a text frame or to a text frame converted to an image 

John Culleton

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