Omnigraffle Tutorial

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Omnigraffle Tutorial

  1. 1. Getting to Know OmniGraffle Jackson Fox, Viget Labs jackson.fox@viget.com
  2. 2. 1. Basic Concepts 2. Tools 3. Demo Time
  3. 3. Main Window Inspector Stencils
  4. 4. Tools, grouped into useful and less useful Click once to use the ! tool once, or click twice to make it sticky.
  5. 5. Canvases, aka “Pages”
  6. 6. Layers, kinda like Photoshop The little pencil tells us ! which layer we’re editing
  7. 7. Layers + = Layer 1: Layer 2: Wireframe Page Content Page Chrome
  8. 8. Shared layers, they let you share UI pieces across many canvases You can’t convert shared layers to normal ! layers, or normal layers to shared layers But you can easily add and remove shared ! layers to a canvas
  9. 9. Shared Layers Article & Sidebar Article Gallery & Sidebar
  10. 10. Shared Layers Article & Sidebar Article Gallery & Sidebar
  11. 11. Shape Tool ! You can change shapes in the inspector ! You can deform shapes by making the points editable (go to Edit → Shapes) ! You can combine and subtract shapes (go to Edit → Shapes)
  12. 12. Line Tool It makes lines, and arrows
  13. 13. Text Tool ! Why would you default to centered?! ! 5px default padding
  14. 14. Magnet Tool Lets you create and move anchors that lines and arrows attach to
  15. 15. Magnet Tool No Magnets My Shape Magnets
  16. 16. Zoom Tool Zoom in on the canvas (duh)
  17. 17. Drag Tool Move the canvas around when you’re zoomed in ! Press the spacebar at any time to switch to the drag tool
  18. 18. ! Stencils Search Search for stencils ! Search Graffletopia Stencil Folders Stencil Elements ! Drag and drop elements on to your canvas ! Elements only have one “mode,” to make different states, you need different elements
  19. 19. Change tool options ! Double click on a tab to keep more than one tab open at once! Object Properties Canvas Options Add actions to objects to make ! and Tools them clickable! Document Properties
  20. 20. Demo Time
  21. 21. Why I OmniGraffle Documents look good Good layout controls and guides Keyboard controls Good multiple document support Shared canvases

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