Journal your hiking adventure day with a short story and illustration.
The App has two Canvases, where you can create your Hiking Story Article.
o A dot grid drawing guide, that can be toggled on or off - to create lines or spreads, and write in freehand
o Pin multiple photos and map-snaps in a Collage. Arrange them with - Move, Stretch, Rotate. Add a colored, thick border frame
o Write in your own handwriting - with a thicker pen width you can do calligraphy
o Annotate with colorful, translucent, movable and rotatable text panes that can be typed into, or scribbled on (scribbling requires Apple Pencil and iPad)
o Choose a background color for the canvas
When done, the canvas contents can be handed over as a background to the PDF Canvas.
Intelligent Shapes PDF Canvas
o Draw and hold to add smooth stroked shapes
o Write across Photos or Maps in the background
o Write on Photos or Maps in the background
Illustration Features (directory and canvas)
Write your Travel Story on the Canvas:
o Draw a doodle, sketch and shade a scenery, or create a
full-page illustration to highlight Moments in your story
o Zoom in up to 5x on the Moments Canvas, to draw those intricate details.
o Pin multiple Map snaps and memorable Photos to your Hiking Diary’s Moments Canvas.
o Annotate by adding floating text panes.
o Select a background color for the Canvas, to match the mood of your travel story.
When ready, send the contents of the Moments Canvas to the PDF Canvas. Draw-and-hold on this Canvas to add intelligent shapes:
o Draw the Sun and clouds in the Summer day sky, or
o Draw the stars in the night sky!
Plan your travel itinerary using your own Journaling conventions.
Turn on the dotted grid in Moments Canvas, send to Intelligent Shapes Canvas and draw a table in freehand for your trip’s daily or weekly spread.
On trip day:
o write about your activities,
o track your habits,
o note the gratitude points learnt from people you meet, and
o draw your mood smiley!
The Article files created are stored in your iCloud drive in a 3-level folder structure:
Genre folder / Subject folder / Topic folder / Article file
Export the Moments Canvas Article as Pdf, to a structured directory in your device, or on your iCloud drive.
On an iPad, you can collate all pdf Articles contained in all Topic folders under chosen Subject folder, into a single PDF.
1. Hiking Notes
Narrate your stories about each day's biking / hiking experience. Pin map snaps of places visited in the trip. Annotate and highlight your special moments from the trip
3. Configurable Dot Grid
Toggle the Dot Grid ON. Dot thickness and color are configurable in Canvas Settings. The grid can be carried over to the PDF Canvas as background. In Moments Canvas, you can toggle the grid off. However, this won't reflect in the done work in PDF canvas. Sending a fresh background from Moments Canvas overwrites any existing content in PDF Canvas.
5. Sketch / Draw
Draw on dots-aided or blank Canvas. 1. Draw with pen/ sketch with pencil 2. Use lasso to select and copy. Now paste multiple times. (Does not apply to Floating panels) 3. Use eraser to erase a selected drawn object, or to erase pixels. (Does not apply to Floating panels - each can be deleted using on-panel delete button) 4. Clean the Canvas (including Floating panels and drawings)
7. Floating Image / Photo Panels
In Moments Canvas, bring in Map snaps / Photos of your trip (from camera roll folder), on to the drawing canvas. Move, rotate or enlarge as per your story
9. Save to iCloud Drive
Keep composing your story. Take breaks to ideate about punchlines. Remember to press the Save Drawing button (floating panels are also saved). Come back the next day to continue where you left off
11. Export to PDF format
Export each composed story as a PDF. Share via email. Note: PDF (either individually or as a collection) is the recommended format of storage of Articles, once your editing is complete in all ways
13. Create symmetric / smooth-stroked shapes
In the PDF Intelligent Shapes Canvas, draw-and-hold to create symmetric or smooth-stroked shapes. Saying done on this Canvas saves the Article with .pdf extension
2. Your own Canvas background
In Moments Canvas, explore your preferred style, bring in your art piece as a background. Blur the background to put focus on doodles. Or apply the grey filter and reduce alpha to trace a scenery
4. Freehand writing
Choose the Pen tool, and select the color of stroke. Write your story in freehand. Draw line art with a different thickness of the pen. Or choose the pencil tool for lines with a bit of texture. Use the highlighter tool to highlight. Use thicker pen to write in Calligraphy. Write in straight lines, but sometimes they end up at 15 degrees to the horizon? Use the lasso to select a word and move it around
6. Floating Plain-Text Panels
In Moments Canvas, Scribble / Type into floating plain-text boxes. Describe an image/photo, or write about a place you visited. The text content of a text pane is searchable from the Illustrate Page. Add color to font or to panel background. Move, rotate or enlarge (scale / resize) as per your story. Update the text size of an enlarged panel, to match (or to differ) with neighboring panels. Use a different font for pic heading / title, vs. description text
8. 3-level Directory structure
Create your hiking story in 3-level Directory structure, and keep your stories organized
10. Export to Image format
In Moments Canvas, export your Story Article as an Image. Share to your social network
12. On iPad - Collate a PDF collection of stories
Select a level-2 (Subject) Directory and Generate a single PDF that collates the existing exported PDFs of your story Articles