Is it possible, to export a print composer map as PDF with all shapes as raster and just the text (embedded) as vector?

My maps use transparency and blending, so I'm forced to export them as raster. Thats okay, if the text would be vector and editable in scribus/inkscape.


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Set each individual shapefile layer to render as a raster.

For each layer that you want to render as raster, go to its

Properties>Rendering>"Force layer to render as a raster"

Then when you export a map from print composer, make sure that you don't check "Print as raster"

This should render each layer as a raster while leaving everything else as a vector.

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