[scribus] Using the Dropshadow Feature
david.burleigh at gmx.com
Thu Mar 1 07:57:48 UTC 2018
On Wed, 2018-02-28 at 16:57 -0500, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 02/28/2018 01:03 PM, David Burleigh wrote:
> > On Wed, 2018-02-28 at 12:44 -0500, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> > > On 02/28/2018 11:43 AM, David Burleigh wrote:
> > > > I'm trying to use the dropshadow feature to put a white blur
> > > > behind
> > > > black text so as to make it more readable when superimposed on
> > > > an
> > > > image that isn't generally light enough to give sufficent
> > > > contrast
> > > > to
> > > > the black text, but also not dark enough to make white text
> > > > stand
> > > > out.
> > > > So I set the offset to 0 in both directions and the blur at .2
> > > > inches.
> > > > The effect is almost what I'm looking for, but white blur is
> > > > not
> > > > white
> > > > enough, and I can't find a setting to strengthen it. Is there
> > > > a
> > > > better
> > > > way to accomplish this effect?
> > >
> > > If you're using a true white, then it's the background image
> > > that's
> > > the
> > > problem.
> > >
> > > Greg
> > >
> > >
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> > Well, it's the white from the menu in the dropshadow section. Is
> > there
> > no way to make the white blur effect more dense?
> In your case, you may want to go with the old "shadowed text"
> You might at least try it out.
> In Text Properties, go to Color and Effects, and after selecting the
> text, click the right-most button for Shadowed Text. Click-hold to
> change its settings. The color of the shadowed text is the middle
> drop-down button for color.
> The other thing to try is reduce the drop shadow blur even further.
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Thanks, reducing the dropshadow produced the best effect, short of
doing it in Gimp.
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