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Skew a Graphic or Image Within a Box

Give an image a more emotional and intense look by skewing it—changing it from a rectangle into a parallelogram. You can make the effect more subtle by skewing just the image, not the box. Select your picture box, then in the Measurements palette, way over in the far lower-right corner, enter a number of degrees for Picture Skew. If you've got other tricks you want to do in the Modify dialog, you can also do your picture skew in the Picture tab (Cmd-M or Ctrl-M). It doesn't take much to make a statement—10 to 15 degrees goes far, unless you want a really exaggerated effect. The last step is optional. You can leave the edges of the image as a parallelogram, or size down the box from the sides so that the overall shape of the picture still looks rectangular.

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