Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Draw custom shapes with the Pen tool, part of OmniGraffle 6 Essential Training.
…As we've seen, we have a lot of options in working…with shapes, both with the Shape tool and with the Stencils.…However, if you need to make a completely custom shape,…there's another tool called the Pen tool that's very useful.…Let's see how it works.…I'm going to activate my Pen tool here and it's in the regular part of the toolbar.…No need to extend the toolbar.…So, once I have it activated, you will see that the first click I…make starts a line or a shape and then, wherever I drag, that continues.…So, in this case, I want to make sort of…a five sided object, something like home plate, and so…I will make the bottom, another click for that corner,…one for sort of the peak of that house shape.…
And then, when I get to my last corner…point, just a double click will end the shape.…So, you see that is now a shape that is custom.…And, because I only had single use on…the Pen tool, I reverted to the Selection tool.…And, as you can see, I can make all…of the adjustments that we're used to with a shape.…Can change it's size and aspect ratio.…
- Create your first diagram
- Getting around the interface
- Working with shapes
- Adding and modifying text
- Create custom stencils
- Replicating shapes and styles
- Customizing the toolbar
- Using templates
- Adjusting units and scale
- Import images and folder structures from Finder
- Using Presentation mode
Skill Level Beginner
Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Trainingwith Nick Brazzi7h 59m Appropriate for all
iWork: Workflows and New Featureswith Richard Harrington2h 1m Appropriate for all
1. Navigating the Interface
2. Working with Basic Diagram Elements
3. Taking Control
4. Using Stencils
5. Time-Saving Shortcuts
6. Advanced Techniques
7. Importing and Exporting
8. OmniGraffle 6 Pro Highlights
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