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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Turning a star into a thought bubble—how to edit shapes

There are thousands of websites offering downloadable clip art. One of the popular items is the thought bubble, which is used in comics, photos, and other graphic images. Quote and thought bubbles are also widely used in advertising and logos.

iWork has an oval and a rectangular quote bubble. In an open document, click on the Shapes menu in the toolbar and select one of those.

But what about the thought bubble? In this recipe, we will see how to make a thought bubble out of a star shape, which is also available in the Shapes menu. Furthermore, we will give it our own original style.

Here is the finished picture of my cat Vaska lying half-asleep on the dining table.

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