[scribus] Making holes in an image

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon May 14 12:50:25 UTC 2012

On 05/14/2012 08:40 AM, a.l.e wrote:
> 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 :-)

Combine Polygons is the old method, which really doesn't work well for 
many situations. It really ought to be removed.


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