Macromedia FreeHand 9

Introduction

Introduction
About the Tutorials
The Workspace
Pointer Tool
Lasso Tool
Eyedropper Tool
Text Tool
Rectangle Tool
Polygon Tool
Ellipse Tool
Spiral Tool
Line Tool
Freehand Tool
Pen Tool
Bezigon Tool
Knife Tool
Freeform Tool
Rotating Tool
Reflecting Tool
Scaling Tool
Skewing Tool
Trace Tool
Perspective Tool
Page Tool
Zoom Tool
Floating Palettes

New in Freehand 9

What's New Import/Export Features
Interface Features
Editing Features
Drawing Features
Dynamic Interactivity

Work with files

Launch Freehand
Start Document
Page Size
Page Orientation
Adding Pages
Move Pages
Magnification
Saving/closing
Quit Freehand

Views and Guides

Previewing
Keyline
Anti-Alias
Page Rulers
Create Guides
Work with Guides
Work with Grids
Magnification

Layers

What is a layer
Moving Objects
Viewing and renaming
Duplicating/removing
Reorder layers
Moving Objects
Non Printing Layers
Displaying
Locking
Changing Color

Drawing

Rectangles
Squares
Rounded corners
Ellipse
Lines
Polygons
Stars
Freehand
Variable Strokes
Calligraphic pen
Spirals
Arcs
Tracing Artwork

Points and Paths

Points
Bezier Handles
Grouping Paths
Effective Placement
Types of Points
Converting Points/Paths
Adding/Deleting
Open/closed paths
Changing Positions

Pen and Bezigon

Pen and Bezigon Tool
Curves
Bezigon and Handles
Adding Segments
Types of Paths

Moving/Transforming

Info Toolbar
Cut, copy and paste
Moving
Scaling and rotating
Reflect and transform
Cloning
Duplicating
Transformation handles
The Freeform tool

Working in Color

Defining colors
The Color List
Eyedropper tool
Create tints
Color-matching
Custom Libraries

Fills

Choose fills
Apply and modify
Custom
Using no fill
Using Overprint

Strokes

Set Color
Set width
Set the Cap
Set join
Apply dashes
Apply arrowheads
Set custom

Blends

Introduction
Blends not gradients
Blends & color
Setting steps
Modifying blends
Align paths
Rules of blends
View onscreen
Printing correctly

Text

Create Text Blocks
Auto-expanding blocks
Changing size
Using links
Applying borders
Precision
Importing text
Character attributes
Paragraph attributes and effects
Hyphenation
Tabs and alignment
Copyfit controls

Text Effects

Attach to a path
Adjust on a path
Apply effects
Edit special effects
Adding rules
Wrapping
Inline graphics
Convert to art

Editing Text

Using Text Editor
Recognize Characters and formatting commands
Invisible Characters
Spell Check
Finding Text

Automating Freehand

Styles
Default styles
Applying styles
Define and edit
Base one on another
Change view
Edit Styles
Parent/Child Duplicating
Use Find & Replace
Copy and Paste
Using Symbols
Export/Import

Path Operations

Apply Paths
Join objects
Clipping Paths
Open/close paths
Reverse direction
Knife tool
Simplifying
Adding Points
Using Commands
Insert Path
Fractalize
Emboss
Envelope Tools
Custom Grids

Xtra Features

Toolbar
3D Rotation
Fisheye Lens
Smudge
Shadow
Roughen
Mirror
Graphic Hose
Bend tool
Color Xtras
Trap Xtra
Xtras Manager

Charts and Graphs

Entering Data
Using Data
Modifying Charts
Pictographs

Web Art

Web Safe Color
URL links
Safe files
Flash Animation
Bitmapped Graphics
Gif attributes
Jpeg attributes
PNG attributes

Printing

Print Set-up
Tiling Options

Advanced Printing

Marks and Labels
Output Options
Color Separations
Document Report
Collection for Output