Use the Pen Tool in Adobe InDesign CS6
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- 6Move the cursor to "New" and click "Document...". This will create a new document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". Alternatively, click "Open..." to open an existing document from the "File" menu as well. For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create a new document and on how to open an existing document.
- 8First, click "Pen Tool". Alternatively, press "P". "Pen Tool" looks like a fountain pen. It is about halfway down the vertical toolbar. In the bottom-left corner of the icon, you may notice a small black triangle, which indicates that when you click and drag the icon, a menu of similar tools will appear. The cursor has now changed to a fountain pen, which you can now use to create a line.
- 12Let go of your mouse to create the curve. When you create next anchor points, InDesign, unlike Illustrator, will assume that you are going to create a curve instead of a straight line. InDesign focuses on both text and images, which is good for publications with layouts, proportions and grids. Illustrator and Photoshop work with images mostly. "Pen Tool" might be used to avoid copy-pasting curves and lines from Illustrator or Photoshop. There might be some incompatibility problems when copy-pasting too. You might have to update certain features of a pasted image in InDesign.
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