Drop Shadows in 1.5.x

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We now have as of 1.5.x versions of Scribus REAL Drop Shadows. You may be familiar with shadows as a type of text effect. These had very limited adjustments, just the color, the X/Y shift of the color, and the saturation. Here we see an example of this:


I've accentuated the distances, and used a black shadow with 30% saturation. Notice the sharp edges of the shadow, about which you have no choice.

Comes 1.5.x

In the 1.5.x versions, we now have a new section in Properties.

Dropshadows3.png Because of some particulars of the appearance of Properties, you may not be able to see all of these settings without scrolling. This image is a composite made to show all settings at once.

So now let's look at a simple situation where we just check the Has Drop Shadow box, leave offsets as they are, color Black, and set Opacity to 80%.


Chances are, this is much more likely what you have in mind when you want to create a drop shadow.

Here is one more image to show how you can use drop shadows on image frames also, and what happens when you superimpose text with drop shadows.