[scribus] Drop Shadow

Stefan stmstmstmster at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 17 10:22:38 UTC 2012

well :-)


export text frame as a tiff picture with 200 dpi

lighten und blur it in gimp

import it in scribus as a new picture frame

place it in scribus below original text frame

Caveat: transparency issues, text changes :)

Am 17. Januar 2012 11:03 schrieb Jean-Luc Waber <jlwaber at gmail.com>:

> Hi folks, isn't this somewhat... :-)
>> Whenever I have needed a drop shadow in Scribus, I would simply copy the
>> text frame and slide the lower one a bit (plus little X and Y). If you
>> want the shadow to appear somewhat grayish, just set the font in that
>> frame to a gray tone.
>> The same with a shadow of a frame (that, however, occurs much more
>> often): Copy the frame, slide the lower one a bit and fill it with a
>> gray tone.
>> What I did not yet try is transparency, I only used this on a white
>> background. As we can fill frames transparently, however, this shouldn't
>> be too much a problem I guess.
>> Or did I get you completely wrong here?
>> Rolf
> The issue here is the soft shadow which gradually fades out.
> Jean-Luc
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Gruß, Stefan
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