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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Editing basic shapes to create a logo

In this recipe, we learn how to edit basic shapes to create unique logos.

Getting ready

There is a Shapes drop-down menu in iWork's toolbar. Click on it to get a selection of predrawn shapes. Each can easily be made into an original logo with just a few changes. Knowing how to edit these standard shapes is the first step towards creating original logos. We only need a few customizations to make them our own.

How to do it...

Firstly, resizing, simple as it is, gives the shape a one-off, branded look.

  1. To resize a shape, select it and drag the handles—the small white squares in the corners and in the middle of each side of the shape—until you get your required look.
  2. If the shape refuses to be stretched or squashed, ...

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