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Chapter 3. Creating Graphics > Using the Polystar Tool

Using the Polystar Tool

Working in much the same way as the Oval and Rectangle tools, the new Polystar tool allows you to easily create complex vector shapes. You can use this tool to create polygons and stars with up to 32 sides. Choose between creating a polygon or a star. Both styles have characteristics that can be adjusted in the Property Inspector before you draw the shape. Both the polygon and star style can have up to 32 sides, with the star style having an additional star point size that can be set. Experiment with several options to get the kind of shape you want.

Draw a Polygon or Star Shape

Click and hold the Rectangle tool in the Toolbar, and then point to Polystar Tool.

The pointer becomes a crosshair that you can drag anywhere on the Stage.

Click Options in the Property Inspector.

TIMESAVER Press +F3 (Mac) or Ctrl+3 (Win) to open the Property Inspector.

Click the Style popup, and then select Polygon or Star.

Enter a value for the number of sides. You can create an object with up to 32 sides.

For the Star style, you can specify an additional option for your point size. You can enter a value ranging from .10 to 1.0 points.

Click OK.

See Also

See “Editing Strokes with the Ink Bottle” on page 102 for information on editing an object.


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