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sknoogleplex 2007-04-20 02:15 PM

fill with textures?
 
Is there a way to fill an object with a texture rather than a color? (specifically with diagonal lines?)

Thanks.

Joel 2007-04-20 02:18 PM

There's a pattern fill color picker available in OmniGraffle Professional, if that's what you're after -- Classic old-school MacPaint and MacDraw hatched patterns, that sort of thing.

richardk 2008-01-06 04:10 AM

Pattern fill color picker where?
 
[QUOTE=Joel;12860]There's a pattern fill color picker available in OmniGraffle Professional, if that's what you're after -- Classic old-school MacPaint and MacDraw hatched patterns, that sort of thing.[/QUOTE]

Just what I need, but I can't seem to find it. If I click Fill Color in the Fill Inspector, I always end up with the Crayon Color Picker. No fill patterns there, as far as I can see.

How exactly do I get this pattern fill color picker?

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Richard

JKT 2008-01-06 08:39 AM

You need OmniGraffle Professional - it isn't present in the standard version. However, if you have Pro, it is this icon in the Colour palette:

[img]http://homepage.mac.com/jtyzack/.Pictures/screenshots/OGhatchings2.jpg[/img]

Note, using the gradients fills and opacity settings, you can vary the style of the fill (e.g. I've applied two different fills to the image above). A more standard fill is below:

[img]http://homepage.mac.com/jtyzack/.Pictures/screenshots/OGhatchings.jpg[/img]

JKT 2008-01-06 08:53 AM

I also made a film (17.3MB) of how you do this (and use the fills inspector in general) a while back:

[URL="http://homepage.mac.com/jtyzack/.Movies/OGFills.mov"]Fills movie[/URL]

The relevant section is about two thirds of the way through if you don't want to watch the basic stuff at the beginning.


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