[scribus] Exporting with transparency - alpha channel
s.heimbach at explosive-software.de
Fri Dec 28 12:48:32 UTC 2018
in version 1.5.5 you can export PNG files directly via Ctrl+Shift+E or
File -> Export -> PNG. IN the dialogue-box there's a check-box saying
"No background". For me this produces an PNG file with alpha channel
just as I would expect it.
If you are looking for removing the virtual paper that you draw on in
Scribus, then I don't know. You could maybe create a background as an
image, lock that plane/layer and draw on top of it.
Am 28.12.18 um 12:26 schrieb ZASKE Martin:
> TL;DR go to the main question marked === if you hate context and have
> the answer already
> Dear list,
> some think that Scribus should be used to export quality PDF documents
> and have them printed on paper or card stock. Fine.
> We appreciate the typographical powers of Scribus to go beyond. I have
> started making "stickers" for WhatsApp to reach a young audience for
> being literate in their mother tongue (minority language). WhatsApp has
> introduced the use of stickers from October 2018 - and also allows users
> to make custom stickers. This is an involved process with strict guidelines.
> So I am using Scribus to make word-marks like "cool!", "wow", "me too",
> "don't even think about it", for a minority language. Those will then be
> converted to an Android App and distributed via the Play Store.
> I could prepare the artwork in Inkscape and export PNGs, but I love the
> better typographical controls I have in Scribus.
> Now I am looking to streamline my workflow. One main stylistic feature
> of those stickers is their visual integration into users' threads: Other
> visuals like photos or video clips come as brute boxes. But stickers
> blend into the users' custom background by way of transparency. So
> Android Studio needs PNG files with an alpha channel, which then get
> converted to WebP files (not my choice) and can be packed as an app (APK
> For years we have used and appreciated the possibility to export PNG
> files directly from a Scribus document to produce other WhatsApp content.
> I also know how I can have a "green screen effect" by using > Document
> Setup > Display > Colors > Page Fill and apply that typical "studio
> green". This green background I need to remove in GIMP to have an
> And now I am fishing for a more efficient method to get WebP files or
> PNG files with transparency from my Scribus documents.
> The window where I can set the page-fill-color only gives my six digits
> as in #00ff00 but I would like to put #00ff0000. If there is another way
> to tell Scribus what is to be the transparent background, please let me
> Thanks and good final days of 2018 to you all.
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