[scribus] Fuzzy shadow behind text

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Sep 6 15:12:29 UTC 2016

On 09/06/2016 09:29 AM, David Burleigh wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:24:53 -0400
> Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
>> On 09/06/2016 08:46 AM, David Burleigh wrote:
>>  [...]  
>> If you are using 1.5.x versions, there is now a Drop Shadow tab in
>> Properties, and the nice thing about it is that it gives a drop shadow
>> to the content of the frame, so in other words, with text each
>> character has its own drop shadow, and with an image, the image has
>> the drop shadow, not the frame (in case the image doesn't fill the
>> frame). There are quite a number of parameters you can adjust, like
>> color, shade, opacity, etc.
>> I used to do this in Gimp, then reload the content, but this is so
>> much easier. I also made a script that created a shadow of sorts, but
>> this was for the frame.
>> Greg
> Yes, I've fiddled with those options, but can't seem to make the blur
> effect happen.

Maybe we're not talking about the same thing. I can get more blur than I
would ever want.
This is under a separate tab in Properties, not the drop shadow text
effect for text in the Text tab.

Unlike Gimp, you don't have a choice of the mathematical kind of blur.
I'm guessing it may be linear.

This looks like something worth putting something into the online manual
and wiki about. There has been a presumption that the Properties palette
will change in a big way before 1.6 is released, but we have so many
features in 1.5.x that are undocumented.


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