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InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics: The Polygon toolChanging polygons into star bursts
David Blatner brings his knowledge of and passion for InDesign to the latest release of this state-of-the-art publishing program, showing how to harness its power and functionality. InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics covers the process of publishing with an eye on the program's latest nuances: optimizing page layouts, automating InDesign with Data Merge and XML, exploring interactive documents (including making movies), and exporting publications to a variety of formats.
In this video, Lynda.com host David Blatner discusses both the Polygon tool and the Polygon Frame tool, both of which make boring, six sided hexagons. He shows how to use the tool, change the number of sides, and change them into star bursts using the polygon settings dialog box.
The Polygon tool
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