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Scribus forums / Grade my layout? New for card game
« Last post by DiscoSoup on August 10, 2017, 07:50:03 pm »
So I'm making a new card game, and I've got this image of a prototype. I'm very pleased with the picture that the artist created. There are some things that I'd like to change about the card layout, but I want some second opinions. I think that the sword logos need changing into something else. The Kanji on the right is "kokoro", the Japanese word for heart. I wanted to use that instead of an actual picture of hearts like you might see in Zelda or other games. The kanji on the left is "kaze", or wind. Characters have elemental types in this game and get bonuses/penalties for attacking characters of different types.

I'd like for the gray/white text boxes to have faded edges. Like so they feather out to nothing. Right now I jsut have a slightly larger text box below the box with the actual text, and it has a white color at 50% transparency. How would you go about making it fade into nothing?

Thanks. Here's the link to the image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8vd4pkalkee84vz/SamuraiDiceCards-page002.jpeg?dl=0

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Linux / Re: Scribus-1.5.3 Segfault on Slackware-14.2
« Last post by a.l.e on August 10, 2017, 03:18:27 pm »
yes sorry, that's it!

personally, i never look in the different sections and we (except garry's wonderful prototypes) there are not much submissions in there...

i think we should push it much more!

ciao
a.l.e
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Features / Re: Scissors or knife
« Last post by GarryP on August 10, 2017, 11:36:37 am »
It's probably a good reflection on how much functionality there is in Scribus that it's easy to forget that some functions exist.

Every now and again I find myself thinking "I wish I could do that" and then, after a while, I remember that I've totally forgotten that I actually can.

Some examples that I've forgotten about over the years are: Contents Copy/Paste; Advanced Select All; and Subdivide Path. How many Scribus users have used any of these or even know they exist?
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Linux / Re: Scribus-1.5.3 Segfault on Slackware-14.2
« Last post by GarryP on August 10, 2017, 11:19:48 am »
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btw, i wonder if we should not have a showroom in this forum... i think it would be much more visible than the wiki page (which we could keep as a long term archive).

What would be the difference between that and the existing Showcase forum?

Personally I think any persistent showcase/showroom should be part of the main scribus.net site rather than in a forum or a wiki. Users coming to the main site should be able to see a range of the best examples before they even think about downloading Scribus or using it. Get the good stuff in people's faces right at the start so they can see what's possible instead of expecting them to root around in sub-sites.

For instance, something like the Portfolio Booklet 2017 by DigiDio (from the Success Stories) should be prominent showing what sort of thing can be achieved. A quick look at the differences between, for example, blender.org and scribus.net shows what can (the former) and probably should not (the latter) be done.

The Scribus team isn't doing the project any favours by hiding stuff in wikis and forums. The project should be shouting to the world and getting more users (unless that's no longer a goal of the project). Scribus has so much to offer people, so why does it look like it doesn't care?

Maybe it's time to bring this discussion http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,2282.0.html back to life? Just a thought.
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Features / Re: Scissors or knife
« Last post by a.l.e on August 10, 2017, 11:08:11 am »
good catch, garry.

(and, yes, i knew that she probably didn't mean that scissor... but i was too lazy to check)

also: i knew about using the path tools, but i've never thought about the nodes editor for this!
i hope i can keep it in my deep subconscious... : - )
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Features / Re: Scissors or knife
« Last post by GarryP on August 10, 2017, 10:35:40 am »
The scissor icon is for the Cut function which I don't think is what's being talked about here.

A quick look at https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/cutting-dividing-objects.html tells me - if I'm reading it correctly - that the scissors and knife tools seem to be for dividing a shape into multiple sub-shapes, with scissors using straight lines and the knife using curves.

Scribus can already do this - pretty much - via menu "Item -> Path Tools -> Cut Polygon". Draw your shape, then draw a bezier curve through the shape - which could just be a straight line - then select both the shape and curve and use the menu item just mentioned. (Normal lines don't work with this, it has to be a bezier curve for some reason.)

It's probably not as intuitive to use as the AI tools - and probably doesn't have all of the bells and whistles - but it does the job in most cases.

Also, the Node Editor has various tools that can be used to split shapes.
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Linux / Re: Scribus-1.5.3 Segfault on Slackware-14.2
« Last post by a.l.e on August 10, 2017, 08:58:31 am »
ciao scriber

ponce and jean seem to agree that the bug is to be searched in slackware and / or the compiler...
the issue is not solved... but maybe a bit closer?

concerning the magazine: it's always interesting to know what scribus is used for.
it's interesting for us who "make" scribus but also for the people who are evaluating if scribus can match their needs

we have a wiki page where the users can present the work they have been doing:

https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Success_stories_2017

of course, your journal might not seem worth to be mentioned to you. but believe me: there are many people who are looking for the right tool for a local journal!

btw, i wonder if we should not have a showroom in this forum... i think it would be much more visible than the wiki page (which we could keep as a long term archive).
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Features / Re: Scissors or knife
« Last post by a.l.e on August 10, 2017, 08:47:17 am »
so, scribus does have an icon with a scissor in one of the toolbars...

question: what exactly does your scissor / knife do?

ciao
a.l.e
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General Discussion / Re: Another Possible New Scribus User Looking For A Path
« Last post by mnawij on August 10, 2017, 06:09:08 am »
Welcome Derek

I am not sure where you are at on the Scribus learning curve, but I have attached a couple items to help with the basics that I had knocking around on one of my external drives. Had to reduce the resolution to make the file sizes smaller.  I have been using 1.5.3 for several dozen Scribus jobs with only a couple of minor hiccups that I found workarounds for. But if the jobs are critical I would also recommend the stable version.  I would not worry about the color management for what you are doing and I have asked customers with publisher to create .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .jpg, and .tif files depending on what I needed at the time to update my artwork.  Also, when publisher "collects" pack n go I think is what M$ calls it, you will have access to all of the image files and fonts to recreate the original job.  I always ask for a .jpg of the pages to view when recreating when possible.  I do not know how comfortable you are with the terminal command line yet, but there are several commands for extracting both text and images from pdf files.  Also I believe the newest Publisher will save to the .odt and .doc formats which libreoffice does a decent job of opening... at least to be able to copy and paste text but not images.
Good luck to you and this is the right place to ask questions as they come about.

Regards,

mnawij
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Features / Scissors or knife
« Last post by yamahacasio5353200 on August 10, 2017, 12:13:27 am »
Having a Scissors or Knife tool is the only addition that would be of use for me.
That is included with Microsoft Expression Design 4, Adobe Illustrator, & Adobe Indesign.
I have a fairly easy work-around for me, but I am sure it would not be acceptable to the majority of the power users out there.
Thanks for your consideration.
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