Comprehensive List of Shape Libraries & Templates

By Liza Mock on Nov 06, 2015 in Video Tutorials
SHAPE LIBRARIES

When you first open Gliffy diagrams you’ll notice that our shape libraries live on the left hand side of the editor. All new accounts start with: Basic, Flowchart & Swimlane shapes pre-selected. Scroll to the bottom and you’ll notice an Images section. This is where you’ll be able to upload custom images and shapes. Have…

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Connectors: Tips & Tricks

By Liza Mock on Oct 21, 2015 in Video Tutorials
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A diagram wouldn’t be a diagram if it didn’t have connectors indicating flow. That’s why we wanted to make sure that you knew EVERYTHING Gliffy connectors can do. HOW TO USE CONNECTORS LIKE A PRO Connector vs. Line Tool The Line Tool draws straight lines between shapes. The Connector Tool draws lines that can curve…

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How to Add Custom Logos, Images & Shapes

By Liza Mock on Oct 12, 2015 in Video Tutorials
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Everyone’s diagramming needs are different, which is why we’ve made it easy to import any SVG, JPG or PNG image or library of images into Gliffy. Having custom images is a great way of making diagrams fit your individual needs and if you work with a team it’s a fast and easy way of establishing…

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Meet Our New Network Diagram Shapes

By Liza Mock on Mar 25, 2015 in Video Tutorials
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We’ve upgraded our network diagram shapes and added a few new features to make them easier to use. Check out the short video below. New network shapes for you to use! To get to the new shapes, scroll down and click “More Shapes” then check the box next to “Network”. You will also be able…

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Adjust the Opacity in Shapes

By Mark Gopez on May 08, 2014 in Video Tutorials
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Did you know you can adjust the opacity of shapes in Gliffy? It’s really simple.   Select an object and click on the opacity dropdown in our contextual properties dialog. Move the slider on the right side of the dialog or enter the exact percentage you’d like. Adjusting the opacity of shapes can be helpful…

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NEW Themes & Templates

By Tiffany Beddow on May 07, 2013 in Video Tutorials
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When computer monitors became available in full color, early design thinker and usability guru Donald Norman noted how much more likely people were to spend time working and being productive on the color models. Norman famously said what we now all know to be true: “attractive things work better.” We agree: when something is beautiful,…

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