OmniGraffle Sketch Stencils

About the Sketch Stencils

Sketches are often better tools for communicating designs than high fidelity illustrations or schematics. The purpose of the sketch style wireframe is to prevent the intended audience from thinking about visual design and focus on the functionality and behavior you are proposing.

What's Included in the Stencil Set

The sketch kit contains all of the UI elements you'll find in the free Wireframe Stencils we provide at Konigi, plus additional shapes and elements to make it easier for you to adjust to this style of wireframing. This set of user interface sketch stencils is designed for OmniGraffle 5.x. OG4 users are able to use the stencils by changing the .gstencil extensions to .graffle.

Installation and Version History

This stencil set uses special handwritten fonts that ship with Mac OS X. Please view installation notes for instructions on installing these stencils and the necessary fonts.

View installation notes and version history

Installation

  1. Log in, then go to your accounts page by clicking the "Account" link in the upper right side of the header.
  2. Beneath your user name you'll see a link for "Files." Click that and you'll find a link for your download.
  3. Unzip and move the file to your ~/Library/Application Support/OmniGraffle/Stencils directory. The ~ represents your user "home" folder.

Fonts

These stencils use the Apple Casual (also visible as "Casual") font that ships with Mac OS X for Ink hand writing recognition, but you can also use any hand drawn font you like to customize the set.

To install Apple Casual font, which is located at one of these locations:

/System/Library/Components/Ink.component/Contents/SharedSupport/InkServer.app/Contents/Resources/AppleCasual.dfont

  1. In the Finder, go to System: Library: Components: Ink.component: Contents: SharedSupport.
  2. Control-click on InkServer and select Show Package Contents; then go to Contents: Resources. The first item in the list will be AppleCasual.dfont.
  3. Open your user folder in a new Finder window, go to Library: Fonts, and copy the AppleCasual.dfont folder into your Fonts folder. The next time you start up applications, Apple Casual will be available.

/System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Frameworks/Ink.framework/Resources/AppleCasual.dfont Apple Casual

  1. In the Finder, go to System: Library: Frameworks: Carbon.framework: Ink.framework: Resources.
  2. Open your user folder in a new Finder window, go to Library: Fonts, and copy the AppleCasual.dfont folder into your Fonts folder. The next time you start up applications, Apple Casual will be available.

Version History

  • 1.1 (5/19/09)
    Added disabled button, sketched lines of text, more basic shapes, people/groups shapes.
  • 1.0 (2/20/09)
    Initial Version
Price: $12.00

Uses: omnigraffle, stencils, wireframing, wireframes, sketching, sketch, ui, user interface, web design, webdesign, prototyping, prototype
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