[scribus] editing text frame to be a shadow

Teodor-Toma Silvestru Muntean teodomas at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 7 15:11:14 UTC 2011

thank you! Gregory,yes, of course I forget to mention. psd files can be imported without problem, but for all the rest is best the png (transparent background) export. Sorry! 

--- On Sat, 8/6/11, Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky la yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky la yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [scribus] editing text frame to be a shadow
To: "Scribus User Mailing List" <scribus la lists.scribus.net>
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011, 11:34 PM

On 08/06/2011 11:26 AM, Teodor-Toma Silvestru Muntean wrote:
> Hi, Adrienne, unfortunately Scribus not have yet the drop-shadow effect feature. You will need to draw it manuallyhow to:write the text, set white (or anything else) color for your text box1 for non-grandiend shadow, draw a rectangle with grey (or whatever color you want for shadow) and put bellow your text box with a little displace
> 2 for gradient drop-shadow,draw in Inkscape (GIMP, Illustrator, Photoshop, Paint.net or whatever) a rectagle with same size as your text box, gaussian-blur it, import in Scribus, put it after your text box with some displace. If you put it other layer bellow as your text can be give the 'multiply' transparency for this layer (properties panel/color/blend mode)

One thing to mention is that if you use Inkscape for this kind of thing, you will need to export as a bitmap, since this is one of the SVG features (gaussian blur) that Scribus cannot manage.


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