Polygon tool shortcuts


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Polygon tool shortcuts

If you take a look at the page here, you see there are four different shapes and they were all created with the Polygon tool. Now the fun part of this is that they were created interactively. I was able to specify the type of shape I was drawing while I was drawing it. The textbook method is that you'd double-click on the Polygon tool and that brings up a Polygon Settings dialog box, where you can specify the number of sides and the inset. That's all fine and dandy, but I want to make up my mind as I'm doing it. So, I am going to start pressing and dragging. If you use the Up and Down Arrow keys on your keyboard, you will be changing the number of sides.

So the Up Arrow adds sides, the Down Arrow removes sides. Then the Right and Left Arrow keys change the amount of inset. So, you can go from a non-star shape to creating star shapes. So, I am just dragging that out. I am going to increase the number of sides to create very multi-sided starburst and then I can make them really sh...

Polygon tool shortcuts
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Polygon tool shortcuts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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InDesign
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