[scribus] Making holes in an image

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Mon May 14 11:30:15 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?

yep: create the base shapes, "combine" them using item > path tools > 
path operations, convert the resulting shape to an image frame, load the 

at the end: i'm not sure that such a layout is a good idea, but 
technically you can do it :-)

have fun

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