Creating polygons and starbursts


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Creating polygons and starbursts

Hiding here, underneath the Rectangle Frame tool, is another tool called the Polygon Frame tool. In fact, we have another one here underneath the Rectangle tool as well; the Polygon tool and both of these make regular boring six sided hexagons. If you want each of the sides of a hexagon to be the same length, hold the Shift key, there you go, drag it out and you get a nice perfect hexagon, but how many people need hexagons in InDesign, it's kind of ridiculous. Fortunately, you can change the number of sides and even turn the polygons into starbursts of various shapes. The trick is to double click on the tool. Here, let me delete this so we can have a nice clean space to work with and I am going to double click on this Polygon tool and that opens the Polygon Settings dialog box. If I set this to a larger number, maybe 20 sides, I will get a 20-sided polygon and if I change the inset from 0% to any other higher percentage, I will get a starburst.

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Creating polygons and starbursts
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Creating polygons and starbursts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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