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Omnigraffle Tutorial


Slides from an OmniGraffle tutorial I ran for the Viget PM group.

Slides from an OmniGraffle tutorial I ran for the Viget PM group.

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  • 1. Getting to Know OmniGraffle Jackson Fox, Viget Labs
  • 2. 1. Basic Concepts 2. Tools 3. Demo Time
  • 3. Main Window Inspector Stencils
  • 4. Tools, grouped into useful and less useful Click once to use the ! tool once, or click twice to make it sticky.
  • 5. Canvases, aka “Pages”
  • 6. Layers, kinda like Photoshop The little pencil tells us ! which layer we’re editing
  • 7. Layers + = Layer 1: Layer 2: Wireframe Page Content Page Chrome
  • 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. Shared Layers Article & Sidebar Article Gallery & Sidebar
  • 10. Shared Layers Article & Sidebar Article Gallery & Sidebar
  • 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. Line Tool It makes lines, and arrows
  • 13. Text Tool ! Why would you default to centered?! ! 5px default padding
  • 14. Magnet Tool Lets you create and move anchors that lines and arrows attach to
  • 15. Magnet Tool No Magnets My Shape Magnets
  • 16. Zoom Tool Zoom in on the canvas (duh)
  • 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. ! 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. 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. Demo Time
  • 21. Why I OmniGraffle Documents look good Good layout controls and guides Keyboard controls Good multiple document support Shared canvases