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OmniGraffle Professional 5 Essential Training

with Jason Osder

Video: Welcome

Shows how to illustrate and communicate ideas with this powerful diagramming tool for the Mac.
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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 2m 45s
    1. What OmniGraffle does
      1m 9s
    2. Understanding objects in OmniGraffle
      1m 36s
  3. 6m 11s
    1. Navigating the interface
      2m 20s
    2. Understanding the Stencil window and inspectors
      1m 37s
    3. Creating your first diagram
      2m 14s
  4. 6m 52s
    1. Creating and manipulating shapes
      2m 18s
    2. Connecting shapes with lines
      2m 27s
    3. Creating text elements
      2m 7s
  5. 14m 52s
    1. Styling shapes
      2m 16s
    2. Aligning and distributing shapes
      2m 6s
    3. Combining shapes into groups
      1m 51s
    4. Styling lines
      2m 43s
    5. Controlling text
      4m 7s
    6. Locking and unlocking elements
      1m 49s
  6. 8m 5s
    1. Understanding stencils and the Stencils window
      2m 9s
    2. Finding and installing stencils
      1m 45s
    3. Using stencils
      2m 1s
    4. Creating a custom stencil
      2m 10s
  7. 15m 47s
    1. Replicating shapes with the Rubber Stamp tool
      1m 7s
    2. Replicating styles with the Style brush
      1m 13s
    3. Adding connected shapes with the Diagram tool
      2m 8s
    4. Using automatic layouts
      2m 25s
    5. Understanding diagram styles
      1m 55s
    6. Creating your own diagram styles
      2m 53s
    7. Quickly building a diagram with the Outline sidebar
      2m 31s
    8. Making multiple selections with the Selection inspector
      1m 35s
  8. 28m 5s
    1. Drawing custom shapes with the Pen tool
      1m 50s
    2. Editing custom shapes with the Selection tool
      1m 39s
    3. Controlling connections with magnets
      3m 26s
    4. Using connecting shapes
      1m 36s
    5. Creating tables
      1m 20s
    6. Working with canvases, layers, and shared layers
      5m 37s
    7. Creating collapsible subgraphs
      2m 9s
    8. Adding interactivity with the Action inspector
      5m 2s
    9. Adjusting rulers and unit scale
      3m 24s
    10. Exploring preferences
      2m 2s
  9. 9m 17s
    1. Importing images
      2m 37s
    2. Importing from other diagramming applications
      2m 7s
    3. Importing from OmniOutliner
      1m 57s
    4. Importing folder structures from the Finder
      2m 36s
  10. 5m 24s
    1. Printing
      1m 47s
    2. Exporting
      1m 49s
    3. Presentation mode
      1m 48s
  11. 15s
    1. Goodbye

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OmniGraffle Professional 5 Essential Training
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In OmniGraffle Professional 5 Essential Training, Jason Osder shows how to go from idea to fully developed illustration with this powerful diagramming tool for the Mac. OmniGraffle is designed to handle everything from diagrams, process charts, and web site mockups, to page layouts, and even info-rich map graphics. Jason demonstrates how to organize this wide variety of documents using canvases and layers, and work with basic diagram elements such as shapes, lines, and text. He also shares timesaving techniques, such as using pre-made stencils, snapping for auto alignment, and auto layouts, so users can create documents quickly and efficiently. Advanced skills for the professional user are also introduced, including adding interactivity and developing custom shapes. Exercise files are included with this course.

Topics include:
  • Creating and manipulating shapes
  • Finding and adding stencils
  • Applying diagram styles
  • Importing content
  • Displaying diagrams in Presentation mode


(Music playing) Hi, I am Jason Osder and I'd like to welcome you to OmniGraffle Pro 5 Essential Training. OmniGraffle is a diagramming program and a great way to turn your ideas in the pictures. In this course, I will teach to use canvases and layers to organize larger documents ito understandable parts. I'll show you how to use stencils, which are pre-made sets of graphics that help you quickly make a wide range of diagrams, and I'll show you how to use presentation mode to really show off your ideas.

I'll even explore advance features such as adding interactivity to your diagrams. If you are new to OmniGraffle, I think you are really going to like it. If you are an old hand, I bet you will find something new in this versatile program. So, if you're ready to get going, let's jump right into OmniGraffle Pro 5 Essential Training.

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