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Import layout from a photoshop file
« on: January 14, 2017, 01:35:34 pm »
Hi, a printing company (e.g. offers Photoshop files which contain the layout for a photobook.
Can such a Photoshop file "imported" into Scribus or somehow converted into a file which can be imported into Scribus.

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Re: Import layout from a photoshop file
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 03:22:20 am »
Helmut, I'm not a Scribus expert at all, but two thoughts occur to me; that Scribus is not a bitmap program and if you can import .psd files they will probably have to be used just as images. Some more qualified user who can correct me - please step in if I am off base here. If you could do that, then you could put such an image in a layer you could then "turn off" after using the layout psd. But that gets me to the point I think might be pertinent, that why not create your own layout, perhaps using other materials like the psd layouts - as inspiration?


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Re: Import layout from a photoshop file
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 11:07:24 am »
hi helmut

you can load the template in an image frame.

what you can do:

- add a layer behind the main one for the psd file
- create an image frame that fills the whole page (in the properties palette you can type 0, 0 as x and y and "pagewidth" and pageheight" as the width and height! (yes, you can write the word "pagewidth" in there))
- load the psd and get it to fill the frame
- make sure that the layer is behind all other layers and lock it
- switch to the main layer (that is probably named "background"... sorry for that)
- create guides and frames for your document
- hide the layer with the background to see the progress..