This manual was originally written by Tonesoft, and I have
stuck in a few things you may need to know.....DEANO
GRAFIX ART is quite easy to use and below is a list of its
various functions. To select a tool just click on it with
the left mouse button. The right mouse button is used to
enter a highlighted option. On most tools you can press
the right mouse button to abort and go back to the menu.
On all options, pressing UNDO will undo the last thing you
did with the tool.
COMPATIBLES: GRAFIX ART uses the blitter chip on the STE
and the FALCON so its faster. Due to us not owning a
FALCON we were unable to get it working correctly so some
sub menus may not work leaving you with default settings.
WORKSCREENS: You can choose from nine different work
screens by selecting options (1).
To load a picture first choose which format you want to
load. To do this move the mouse pointer to *.PI1, *.NEO, or
*.GRX and press the left mouse button. Your choice will then
be highlighted, now move the mouse pointer to LOAD and press
the left button. You will now be presented with a file
selector. Make your selection and click on OK.
To save a picture take exactly the same steps as above, only
press SAVE instead of LOAD.
The file selector only support the A and B drives.
To cut out a picture first place the mouse pointer at the
top left of it and press the left mouse button, then drag
the box to the bottom right of it and press the left button
again. You now have the cut picture saved in a buffer.
Anything you cut can be used with V-FLIP, H-FLIP, RESIZE and
of course PASTE.
When chosen, enter the work screen by pressing the right
mouse button. Now move the box as near to where you want it
as possible then press the left mouse button.
Your picture will now be on the screen. You can now move the
picture into the exact position by using the arrow keys on
your keyboard. Press return when you are happy with it's
This will horizontally flip what ever picture is stored in
Note: This option tends to cut part of the CUT image off. To
fix this, make sure you make a bigger cut.
This will vertically flip what ever picture is stored in the
buffer. These last two options work like PASTE.
To resize a cut picture first press the left mouse button,
then drag the box out to the size you want and press the
left mouse button again.
Choosing this will tell you how much space is left on
the disk presently in the drive.
Once chosen you will be prompted to choose how many sides
you wish to format. Make your choice and click on OK.
If options (1) has been selected you will be presented with
a paste mode option. Choosing replace, then pasting a cut
block onto the screen will cause the background colour to be
pasted with it. If X-ray has been chosen then the background
colour will be transparent. You can also flip between work
screens by using the arrows.
If options (2) has been selected you will be presented with
the option of returning to the GRAFIX tutorial. Important:
This resets GRAFIX ART so make sure you save your picture.
Clears the present work screen.
First choose which style of font you wish to use, you have
15 to choose from, then highlight USE TEXT. To enter the
work screen press the right mouse button. To enter the text
press the left mouse button anywhere on the screen, you can
now start typing. To place the text on the screen just move
it to where you want it and press the left mouse button
Just make sure your printer is turned on. Note, this does
not support all printers.
To choose a colour, place the pointer over the coloured
square and press the left mouse button. The chosen colour
will be indicated with a vertical line.
To change the selected colour, place the mouse over the (+)
and (-) icons and press the left mouse buttons.
This will draw a continues free hand line. Select draw with
the left mouse button, then enter the work screen using the
right mouse button. Now draw your line using the left
Will flood fill the selected part of the screen with the
chosen fill pattern.
To change the fill pattern use the two arrows under FILL PAT
There are 24 variations to choose from.
Once highlighted you can change the size of the brush by
pressing the left mouse buttons on the arrows.
When chosen, enter the work screen using the right mouse
button. Move the zoom box to the selected part of the screen
and press the left mouse button. Once the picture is zoomed
you have a list of options to choose from. Note that if you
select a zoom size other than the default one then the FILL
option and move screen arrows won't work. They only work
with the default ZOOM size.
When highlighted you can vary the size and speed of your
spray area. Press the left mouse button to spray.
Will draw straight lines from one designated point.
When highlighted you will be presented with the WIDTH and
HEIGHT of the squares, and the LENGTH and DEPTH of the grid.
You can vary the size using the arrows.
When you have the size you want, enter the work screen and
move your grid into position and press the left mouse button
to place it there.
To draw a box first enter the work screen and press the left
mouse button, now drag the box out to the required size and
press the left mouse button again.
After entering the work screen, press the left mouse button
where you want the line to start, then drag the line out to
where you want it to end and press the left mouse button
Will make a circle and oval by first pressing the left mouse
button and dragging it outwards to the required shape, then
press the left mouse button again.
First draw a line in the normal way, then you can drag out
two more lines from each end. Move these about until you
have the required shape and press the left mouse button.
This will draw a straight line, and from the last point of
each line it will start to draw another line until the right
mouse button has been pressed.
Eeeeerrrrmmmm !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " QUITS "