[scribus] Text over an image
rcook at pcug.org.au
Tue Dec 18 22:47:35 UTC 2012
Have a look at;
I did this
Create shape, fill with cyan
Create Text box, add text, fix size and font to suit
Select Text Box Item > Convert to outlines
Select Text box Item > Ungroup
Then Item > Combine Polygons
Then Select both shape and text box
Create image frame, insert image and adjust to suit
Move image over text, then lower it to the bottom
See http://members.pcug.org.au/~rcook/images/CutoutText.png is what I
think you want
> Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. This is one of those
> that drive me crazy.
> I am still not able to get this right. Here are the exact steps I am
> 1. Create Shape...Insert shape, open properties - change fill to
> fill rule is even-odd.
> 2. Create Text...Insert text frame above shape, add text, format
> 3. Convert text to Outlines.
> 4. Select shape and text.
> 5. Combine polygons.
> What I end up with is my original blue shape with a WHITE box
> my text which is now blue like the shape.
> Like the example here:
> I am trying to end up with my blue shape with the text "cut-out" from
> showing the level beneath it.
> Any other ideas as to what I am doing wrong??
> On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>
>> On 12/18/2012 02:54 PM, Mike Fetherling wrote:
>> > I saw the example of putting a cutout of text over an image that I
>> > seam to re-create. I am wondering if the procedure has changed due
>> > program revisions/updates.
>> > What I am looking at is located here:
>> > http://documentation.scribus.net/index.php/Text_Over_Images
>> > Specifically, I am trying to recreate these instructions:
>> > *Create a Text Frame for your text, convert it to outlines by
>> using Item
>> > Convert to Outlines. Move it over a shape, for example a
>> > Select both objects and use Item > Combine Polygons. If you move
>> the new
>> > object over an image now , the image can be seen through the
>> > *
>> > *
>> > After having tried this a dozen times, I never end up with a
>> cutout of
>> > where I can see through to a lower image.
>> Give a background color to your combined polygon.
>> The next thing to check is in the Shape tab -- the Fill Rule. You
>> probably want Even-Odd, rather than Non Zero, if the inside of the
>> is not transparent.
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