Creating a Simple Poster

How to layout a simple one page poster: laying out the page; linking textboxes; making use of the Story Editor; inserting and formatting images; adding shapes and changing colours.

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Text flowing around an image

In this video we will set up a document and have text run around a transparent image. We cover two methods of doing this, but I’m sure there are more ways, but this way worked.

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Overview of Scribus, creating a pdf document

This is a quickstart tutorial about the open source Desktop Publishing software called Scribus. This video shows just briefly on how to get started making your own pdf, importing an image and inserting text and then exporting to a .pdf.

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Working with Frames and Objects in Scribus

properties-xyzA Scribus document consists of a series of objects that are added to a page, and contained within a frame. In addition to the usual cut, copy, and paste functions available in most applications, frames in Scribus share a general set of editing attributes and, so far as possible, the same set of properties.

As you can see from the Insert menu, Scribus supports four basic types of frame: text, image, table and drawing primitives. Table frames are collections of individual text frames, which may be edited either as a group or as individual cells, while drawing primitives are sub-divided into shape, polygon, line, Bezier curve, and freehand line. Frames for primitives are added with the content, while the content of other frames must be added separately.

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scribus-context-menuApart from text, images are probably the most commonly used objects in Scribus or any other layout application. The basics of working with images in Scribus are mostly straightforward, but there are some methods and resources that you might miss, especially at first.

Like any other object, images in Scribus are placed in frames that are visible when you click an image, and that include six control points to help you move or manipulate the image. For images, the frame is color-coded red, but otherwise image frames work much like any other frame, being movable either by dragging with the mouse — preferably with the grid turned on — or by adjusting its properties by entering exact figures. Just like any frame, image frames can also be locked to prevent editing, moved to another layer, altered in shape, exported to PDF, or copied to the Scrapbook for use with other pages or project.

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Text Frames in Text Frames in Scribus

As a layout program, Scribus puts objects in frames so that they can be manipulated more easily. Images, drawing primitives, tables — if it is content, Scribus puts it in a color-coded frame, with eight handles so that you can position it by dragging it around. But of all its frames, the most important — and probably the most customizable — is the text frame.

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Aligning Objects

Here is a quick video from you-tube on using the alignment tools in Scribus.
You will need to view it full screen to get the best view of it.

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Background to transparency

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Just a little tip on how to convert a .png image with a colored background to a transparent background using the Gimp

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