Freehand 5.5 for MacIntosh (Visual QuickStart Guide)

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This is a fast, easy, and fun way to learn the complexities of FreeHand 5.5, the latest version of this enormously popular illustration program for the Macintosh. Instructions in the book are clear and concise and kept to a minimum, while pictures - hundreds of screenshots and dozens of striking illustrations created by professional artists and designers who work with FreeHand on a daily basis - do most of the talking. Whether you're a beginning to advanced graphic designer or a fine artist who wants to transfer ...
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Overview

This is a fast, easy, and fun way to learn the complexities of FreeHand 5.5, the latest version of this enormously popular illustration program for the Macintosh. Instructions in the book are clear and concise and kept to a minimum, while pictures - hundreds of screenshots and dozens of striking illustrations created by professional artists and designers who work with FreeHand on a daily basis - do most of the talking. Whether you're a beginning to advanced graphic designer or a fine artist who wants to transfer your skills to the computer, this book provides an ideal introduction to FreeHand 5.5, covering all the fundamentals, from startup to image creation, from manipulation to importing the finished product into page-layout programs. Plus it includes loads of useful tips.
  • The most accessible book for learning FreeHand 5.5‹use it to learn FreeHand or as a quick reference guide.
  • The only book that covers the step-by-step how-to's of FreeHand at the same time it inspires users with dozens of example of the program's artistic possibilities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201884470
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Basics 1
Ch. 2 How FreeHand Works 13
Ch. 3 Startup 19
Ch. 4 Display 31
Ch. 5 Layers 45
Ch. 6 Creation Tools 57
Ch. 7 Points and Paths 75
Ch. 8 Pen and Bezigon Tools 93
Ch. 9 Move and Transform 103
Ch. 10 Color 117
Ch. 11 Fills 129
Ch. 12 Strokes 147
Ch. 13 Blends 159
Ch. 14 Text 165
Ch. 15 Special Text Effects 181
Ch. 16 Edit Text 193
Ch. 17 Styles 201
Ch. 18 Path Operations 211
Ch. 19 Xtras 229
Ch. 20 Other Applications 239
Ch. 21 Printing 251
Ch. 22 Preferences 263
Appendix A: Keyboard Shortcuts 279
Appendix B: Fills and Strokes 281
Index 285
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