[scribus] Making holes in an image

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Mon May 14 11:07:18 UTC 2012

> Yesterday I ran into this challenge and I wondered whether this is
> possible with Scribus.
> Given a document with a background image.
> The document contains an image frame holding (another) image.
> Scribus provides a bunch of interesting shapes to draw. In this case,
> I
> used one of the jigsaw figures.
> The challenge: cut a hole in the image in the form of the jigsaw
> figure,
> so that the background image is visible though the hole.
> I tried to cut the hole in GIMP, but GIMP doesn't have such nice
> shapes
> as Scribus. I could export the Scribus' jigsaw figure and manipulate
> it
> into a path in GIMP so I can cut it out, but that's a lot of work (and
> I
> have several images and several distinct jogsaw pieces).
> So... can this be done with Scribus?
> An example (done with GIMP and a much simpler shape) can be found on
> http://www.squirrel.nl/pub/xfer/uploads/3C_Fa3_Tt9_DLSB0NjNwZ8ew.png

Would this give any clues?


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