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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Polygons: different colors for different parts?
« Last post by utnik on April 11, 2017, 07:14:58 am »
hi john

your work contains different elements in yellow and one element in blue. but as some of them are semi transparent (opacity of 77% – and you've played with the blend modes…), there are optically different colors where the elements overlap.

…nothing unexpected so far…

utnik
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Polygons: different colors for different parts?
« Last post by Nermander on April 10, 2017, 10:50:55 pm »
   
  • when you combine them, the result is one object with a single set of properties.

Yes, but which set of properties? The ones from object one or object two?
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Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Re: Separating pages
« Last post by Nermander on April 10, 2017, 10:47:38 pm »
Why do you want to do it with SLAs?

Why not export to PDF and use one of the many PDF manipulation tools to create the imposition you want?

https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/PDF,_PostScript_and_Imposition_tools
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Polygons: different colors for different parts?
« Last post by JohnJR on April 10, 2017, 10:44:08 pm »
Hi Utnik,

What I had in mind as an example, Calder drew a harlequin geometric horse in a series of diamonds or triangles in dark strokes.  He then filled in each triangle and diamond individually in various primary colors like a mosaic.  In Scribus at the moment, in a practical sense, the horse could have only one color or two depending on if it was either a single polygon or a combined polygon.  Otherwise the harlequin horse would require an application like Inkscape to build practically.  Except I did wind up with three colors, one out-of-the-blue so to speak.

Given my own conclusion, I decided to take a different approach and ended up with a perfectly satisfactory solution where a large text initial, V, was superimposed over an Egyptian cartouche via Item > Path Operations.  The cartouche itself I was able to color a pale gold and the V in pale Cyan, which turned out to be an acceptable lavender.  All was good until I decided to edit the squared edges of the V.  I first used Item > Split Polygons to uncouple the cartouche in order to edit the letter shape using nodes.  I had not edited either shape's fill colors, but upon selecting Split Polygons I was instantly presented with a third fill color where none had been before.  That was the area inside the ring of the cartouche; a deeper, richer yellow than the pale gold.  I selected each of my split shapes (polygons) and changed each each of their fill colors to "None".  This did nothing for the new third deep yellow, which remains immutable inside the cartouche.

Leaving that alone for the moment (it wasn't bad), I began editing the nodes and frame position of the letter.  That is when I noted that the edits left the original pre-edit V in place and I noted the that the new yellow "shines through" the edited version of the letter.  Please see the zip file attached.

I haven't been able to find a method or mention of a what to do to eliminate the original letter's ghost, it seems like it must be a common occurrence, perhaps unique to OS X.

 I've been reluctant to just re-Combine Polygons with this ghost letter in place for fear of really messing things up, however I note that under Path Operations (addition) that the little icon for the V is the sharper edited version, so perhaps in re-Combining, the old ghost letter disappears.

I'm going to re-Combine (addition) the two shapes and re-introduce the fill colors for the cartouche and letter before I send this post and report as to what happens.

Very interesting.  Upon completion of the above, the pre-edit ghost letter didn't disappear and I wound up with four colors: two shades of yellow and two shades of turquoise(?)--see enclosed screen shot.  I fussed with the turquoise to make it more like the original Cyan (lavender).  Odd but beautiful, and actually reducible to about postage stamp size before the top of the V becomes muddled.  I re-saved it as a second zip file enclosed.

I wanted to test how the deep yellow fill would appear in grayscale by converting a copy to an Image frame (I was never able to open Image Effects to see), but got an entirely new animal.  The cartouche and it's interior melded into a single shape, lost all the interior lines, and the V became solid losing it's ghost except for a portion now absorbed into the amorphous yellow conglomerate.  See last screen shot.

Can you make any sense of this?  I have a feeling that something went wacky went I Split Polygons and edited the V shape.  I'm guessing that somewhere in there you are going to tell me to construct a do-over.  If so, is there a method to fill and keep control of the deep yellow center of the cartouche?  I'm beginning to like it.

Thanks again,


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Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Separating pages
« Last post by Arran on April 10, 2017, 06:23:16 pm »
Hello

I made a sla for a brochure of 4 pages A5 in one sla-document. However, I find no way to print it correctly with my printer and have not really the time (and the nerf) to find out.
So I wanted to separate the 4-page file into 4 individual files, which I then save individually as a pdf.

Then I create 2 new A4 landscape slas and put on one container-page  page 1 on the left half,  page 4  the right half, wheras on the other contaniner-page page 2 left, page 3 right.

How is it possible to split these 4 A5 pages into individual slas?
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General Discussion / Re: Donations
« Last post by Eneen on April 10, 2017, 04:15:53 pm »
A thing I don't understand is why can't Scribus developers initiate some kind of a crowd-funding project to secure additional means for development.

I mean, video editors for Linux have done it (Kdenlive got money for "re-factoring";  Openshot, as it seems, has nearly collected the money it needs for a major overhaul) and, mind you, neither of the two applications is as close as Scribus to being a reliable, professional-grade application that actually can replace a proprietary software. Maybe it's time to do something like that for Scribus? Surely, there are more people willing to support you with their money...

Krita has made really great kickstarter campain and improved a lot:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krita/krita-2016-lets-make-text-and-vector-art-awesome
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Beginner Talk / Re: Library: Resources for commerical usage
« Last post by GarryP on April 10, 2017, 11:05:25 am »
Thanks for sharing those links Martin, I'm sure that they will be useful to many people.

A couple of years ago I created a Wiki page to consolidate lists of DTP resources https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Useful_Free_Resources but I have no idea how useful it has been. (Click statistics - if they exist - don't say whether people are actually using the linked resources.) There are also other lists in the wiki but they're "hidden" under different page names.

I think this sort of thing should have a more prominent position somewhere but I don't know how that could be done best. Searching the different forums can be awkward and a wiki really isn't the best place for it.

I could say that a standalone website - not just for Scribus but for general DTP use - might be one way to do it but that would take a lot of work and would probably be a thankless task. (Not something I'm prepared to get into.)

Maybe just sharing links from/to various lists will be enough for most people.

Anyway, if people want to add to this list then I'm sure others will appreciate it.
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Beginner Talk / Library: Resources for commerical usage
« Last post by tim_occ on April 09, 2017, 11:35:47 pm »
Guys,

I just wanted to start a topic for beginners and profesionals where to find useful resources for designer in desktop publishing context. Often I need just a placeholder image or I'm searching for good fonts or I need a photo where I can place my design for presentations.

Some years ago I started to collect in my opinion useful resources and now I want to share some of them with you. If you use other good resources which are not listed here, please add it.

Only rule: All ressources have to be free and license have to be allow commerical usage as well.

Disclaimer: Please check the license on webpages before you use any resource.

*Fonts*
https://www.fontsquirrel.com/


*Photos*
https://unsplash.com/
https://www.goodfreephotos.com/


*Product Presentation*
http://graphicburger.com/mock-ups/ (mostly layered psd files, but gimp can handle it as well)

regards,
Martin
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Showcase / Re: Magazine Cover Experiment - Intriguing Magazine
« Last post by GarryP on April 09, 2017, 10:06:11 pm »
Nice film suggestions. I've probably seen most of them - many years ago - but don't ask me to quote any lines from them.

"When Worlds Collide" might be difficult. The original poster will be impossible for someone with my limited artistic ability to recreate from scratch but the DVD cover might be possible if I could find the right starting images.

The "Destination Moon" poster would be a nightmare for me but the comic book cover might be possible, again, with the right images.

As with the others, "This Island Earth" would need an illustrator to recreate properly.

"Rocketship X-M" has possibilities. One of the images related to it on IMDb - the vectors-only one - would take a while to create but it's certainly possible.

The problem with this sort of thing is they have to bit of a "labour of love" because of the time to create something that will essentially just be thrown away at the end.

I'm still open to suggestions - while also not saying that I will actually do anything - but they need to be something that doesn't need an illustrator's skills to make. Things that can be made with vectors and manipulated images are easiest.
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Showcase / Re: Magazine Cover Experiment - Intriguing Magazine
« Last post by steven8 on April 09, 2017, 02:52:09 pm »
How about: When Worlds Collide, Destination Moon, This Island Earth or Rocketship X-M.
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