[scribus] Making holes in an image

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Mon May 14 12:40:58 UTC 2012

hi sveinn,
> Þann mán 14.maí 2012 12:03, skrifaði Gregory Pittman:
>> On 05/14/2012 07:42 AM, Johan Vromans wrote:
>>> "Owen"<rcook at pcug.org.au>   writes:
>>>> Would this give any clues?
>>>> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/How_to_fill_a_Scribus_text_with_an_image
>>> Thanks for the suggestion.
>>> This approach relies on the shapes to be filled with
>>> images. As you can
>>> read in my reply to a.l.e. this is not feasible in my
>>> situation.
>> Either we're not understanding you, or you're not
>> understanding a.l.e -- his method is the way to go.
>> If you combine shapes, you create something like a doughnut,
>> which in your case will be a doughnut with a puzzle piece
>> shaped hole, which will show any background object through it.
>> So, start with shapes, select both, then Item>  Path Tools>
>> Path Operations...  Click through the various choices in
>> Operations to get what you want. Then convert your result to
>> an Image frame.
> If you create shapes (polygons, closed lines and Bezier
> curves will do too), select both shapes, then the command is
> 'Item/Combine Polygons'. Then Convert to 'Image Frame'.
> Sample attached. Scribus 1.4.0RC6

no (i like to say no, today...), "combine polygons" won't do. he has to 
use the path operations...

(in some cases, it can look like combining is enough, but it's not... 
tested for you :-)


/me wants an easy way to create animaged gifs as tutorials!

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