- What is Graffiti Designer?
- Graffiti Designer Plus+
- Home Screen
- Import Fonts
- Font Web Import Tool
- App Support
What is Graffiti Designer?
Graffiti Designer is an application available for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. It is available for free download on the App Store, and is a universal app, which means it runs (and is optimized) on all of the above devices.
Graffiti Designer allows you to create and design “Graffiti”, or fancy, stylized text. There are countless combinations of fonts, colors and styles that allow you to design the Graffiti you want. Simply play around with the colors, fonts and combinations and you’ll have designed something unique and fun.
After the design process, you can save the Graffiti as a photo in your device’s Photos app, share it with your Facebook friends, or tweet the photo using Twitter. See the Share help section for more details.
Graffiti Designer Plus+
Tap on the “Upgrade To Plus+” button to begin the In App Purchase process.
If you have previously purchased or are upgrading from another device, tap on the “Restore Purchase” button in (Settings) to retrieve the upgrade.
The home screen is the main screen for the application. It’s primary function is to display your Graffiti in all of its glory. From here you can navigate to the Fonts, Style, Settings and Share tools.
Changing the Graffiti position
Use a touch-drag gesture on the Home screen to change the Graffiti’s position. Make sure it doesn’t go out of bounds, but if it does and you are not able to bring it back, you must force-close Graffiti Designer from the multitask app tray and relaunch the app again.
Tip: Use a pinch gesture on the Home screen to change the font size of the Graffiti.
The Fonts tool displays all of the fonts available in iOS, as well as any imported fonts. Tap (Fonts) on the Home screen to open the Fonts tool. The Fonts tool allows you to select from all of the native iOS fonts available, as well as import fonts using iTunes or the Font Web Import Tool.
Selecting A Font
Choose a font by tapping on it. Your Graffiti will now be displayed using the selected font.
Changing the Font size
You are able to change the size of the font. You can either use the stepper within the Font tool or you can use a pinch-gesture on the Graffiti to increase or decrease font size. Using the pinch gesture is faster and more intuitive.
Select the Font tool, then select “Import”. You will be given the option to import the font via:
- iTunes – You can use iTunes File Sharing to transfer the fonts from your computer into the app. See “iTunes File Sharing How-To” section below for more info.
- Font Web Import Tool – This tool allows you to directly browse the web and download fonts from websites, all within the app. Go to your favorite font website and download fonts just like you would on your PC web browser. See the Settings section for a sample video of how it works.
iTunes File Sharing How-To
How To Import:
- Connect your iOS device to your computer using the included Dock Connector to USB cable
- Launch iTunes 9.1 or later on your computer
- Select your iOS device from the Devices section of iTunes
- Click the Apps tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page
- Under the File Sharing section, select ‘Designer’ and add files from your computer with these extensions: (“.ttf”, “.otf”, “.TTF”)
- Select “Import from iTunes” from the Import menu in the Fonts section (re-open the view if you were already there) and tap your font from the list to import
Deleting Imported Fonts
You can delete any fonts that you have imported by tapping (Edit) and then pressing the red delete buttons. You are not able to delete native fonts. Tap (Done) to exit edit mode.
Font Web Import Tool
The Font Web Import Tool is available in the Graffiti Designer Plus+ version of the app. How it works:
- Loads up a website where font downloads are available
- Allows user to tap on a font download link and import the font by selecting “Download and Import” on the menu that pops up.
The process is streamlined for adding multiple fonts. The supported font file types are: ‘.ttf’, ‘.TTF’, and ‘.otf’. Also, the app can handle .zip downloads of entire font families. Basically, there are limited exceptions where Graffiti Designer Plus+ will not be able to download a font found on the web. Tested websites are:
- …and more!
To change the default URL, go to (Settings) and enter the URL address of the website where you want the Font Web Import Tool to load up first.
The Graffiti tool allows you to apply a customized style to your Graffiti. Tap [Graffiti] on the Home screen to open the Graffiti tool.
Select a color from some of the most common used palettes from the intuitive color picker. Swipe to a different page for more colors.
The gradient editor allows you to manage and modify a list of ordered colors that can represent different gradients in a style. Tap on a color to enter the Color Picker, tap the green ‘+’ button to add a copy of the selected color, or edit the list by deleting or rearranging the colors.
The fill is the inside of your Graffiti. You can choose a Fill or Gradient fill type.
The outline has to do with the border of the Graffiti. You can change its width, color, type or even turn it off completely.
The shadow effect will hover behind your Graffiti. You can set variables like the size, blur and angle offset, as well as the shadow color. Mix and match different variables for cool effects.
The background is the canvas on which the Graffiti is drawn. You can choose a Fill, Gradient, Image from Photos or Image from Camera background type.
The settings section allows you to upgrade or restore the upgrade to Graffiti Designer Plus+. Tap on the gear on the Home screen to open Settings.
The Help, Email Contact and Media sections are also located under Settings.
Graffiti Designer Plus+
This sections contains settings for Graffiti Designer Plus+ features only. Here you are able to change the default URL for the Font Web Import Tool.
The Share tool allows you to share your Graffiti Design on your favorite social networks. Tap the action menu item on the Home screen to open the share tool.
Upload your Graffiti to the Graffiti Designer Photos album on your Facebook account. You need to be a member of Facebook to use this feature. How it works:
- Tap on “Share With Friends” in the Share screen
- Log in to Facebook and the Graffiti Designer app on Facebook
- Tap “Okay” or allow the Graffiti Designer app permission to access your profile (only for posting images, don’t worry)
- Wait until the Graffiti is uploaded as a photo!
This feature is only available on devices running iOS version 5.0 and higher. Tweeting your Graffiti uses the integrated iOS Twitter functionality in iOS 5.0. It couldn’t be simpler:
- Tap on “Tweet” in the Share screen
- Tap on “Send” in Tweet message screen
You must have added a Twitter account for your device. See the device Settings for more details.
Save In Photos
Tap “Save In Photos” under Share to save the Graffiti design as an image in your devices Photos app. From there, you can set it as a wallpaper on the home screen or lock screen, assign it to a contact or send it via email to a friend.
Use for Contact
Tap “Use for Contact” to set the contact display photo for someone in your Address Book. Once you select the contact to change the photo for, an alert will display with the contact name as confirmation.
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