031 Drawing Star Bursts


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031 Drawing Star Bursts

By starting with just a simple triangle, rotating it, and using the Transform Again commands, you can create all kinds of custom light ray effects inside InDesign. So here I have a simple layout and it looks like I have a lovely yellow sun rising up over a horizon. And below I have lines of perspective coming across this field that stretches to the horizon. So let's see how I did that. I'll start out taking my Polygon tool, click in the document, and I'm going to create a triangle, a very thin tall one, so I'll just use 10 pixels in Width and a Height of 100 pixels and 3 sides.

Click OK, and I'll give it a fill. I have the sun ray color, and I'm going to make sure that the reference point is set to the top center, and I'm going to double-click on my Rotate tool and I'm going to rotate it 10 degrees, and click Copy. Now I'm going to choose Object > Transform Again > Transform Sequence Again, and I like this one because it has the keyboard shortcut Co...

031 Drawing Star Bursts
Video duration: 6m 7s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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031 Drawing Star Bursts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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Design
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