Use Pencil Tool in Adobe InDesign CS6
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use "Pencil Tool" in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7.
- 1To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon. Clicking this will bring up a list of your recently used programs. You might see "Adobe InDesign" here. It has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.Advertisement
- 7Click "Pencil Tool". It is in the vertical toolbar at the left side of the window. It is about halfway down the menu. In the bottom-right corner of the icon, you may notice a small black triangle. It indicates that when you click and drag the icon, a menu of similar tools will appear. The cursor will change to a pencil when the icon is clicked.
- 13Click the line style drop-down menu in the horizontal toolbar to select various line styles. InDesign has a lot of various line styles, which are a bit different from the ones in Illustrator. InDesign is for working mostly with publications. Maybe you will need one of the line styles to work between text and images in a magazine article. You can, for example, create cartoon characters and use a dotted line. This "Pencil Tool" adds extra effect or quality to your work. Both Illustrator and InDesign polishes the corners when creating curved shapes. This is especially the case with "Pen Tool", whereas "Pencil Tool" is much more organic. "Pencil Tool" can look very professional.
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