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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: jringoot on January 14, 2012, 04:38:44 pm

Title: Fontwork
Post by: jringoot on January 14, 2012, 04:38:44 pm
I Think something that can easily change how a text looks: bending, multiple colors, gradients, 3-d effects, would be a usefull plus for scribus.
Title: Re: Fontwork
Post by: utnik on January 14, 2012, 07:14:26 pm
when there is nothing more essential to do, this may be worth a try – i don't think, this should be a priorized task…

Title: Re: Fontwork
Post by: Wena on January 14, 2012, 09:08:16 pm
Any improvement would be another bones, But, Scribus is a marvelous program but the description I have had  for this forum and another makes it an exciting thought.

Title: Re: Fontwork
Post by: a.l.e on January 15, 2012, 12:26:33 pm
the problem with the effects above, is that some (or most) are not supported in the print workflow.

scribus has the policy not to risk to mess your text with fancy effects if they're not directly supported by the print workflow.
you can see it that way: if the PDF format does not support 3D transformations on glyphs, there are few chances that scribus will support it.
other softwares have different policies, and some of them are a real headache for printers!

and for the practical part, that is achieving your goals, you can convert the text to outlines transform them to have a 3D effect or apply a gradient.