Macromedia Freehand MX for Windows & Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guide Series)

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The latest of Macromedia¿s award-winning software packages to join the MX family, Macromedia FreeHand MX brings the popular vector-based drawing and layout program into the present day. Whether you¿ve built your career on FreeHand and can¿t wait to master the software¿s new features or you¿re just learning FreeHand for the first time, there¿s no faster way to get up and running with Macromedia FreeHand MX than Macromedia FreeHand MX for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide. Updated by best-selling ...

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The latest of Macromedia¿s award-winning software packages to join the MX family, Macromedia FreeHand MX brings the popular vector-based drawing and layout program into the present day. Whether you¿ve built your career on FreeHand and can¿t wait to master the software¿s new features or you¿re just learning FreeHand for the first time, there¿s no faster way to get up and running with Macromedia FreeHand MX than Macromedia FreeHand MX for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide. Updated by best-selling author Sandee Cohen to include plenty of new step-by-step how-tos and screenshots specific to Macromedia FreeHand MX, this task-based reference is the perfect tool for learning this visual program. The first few chapters provide an overview of the program before walking you through how to create sophisticated artwork using Macromedia FreeHand MX¿s many powerful features: layers and layering, points and paths, working in color, strokes and fills, creating text and text effects, and more. The final chapters explain printing, preferences and using artwork with other applications and the Web.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780321186508
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2003
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Pages: 466
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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@AUTHBIO= Sandee Cohen is the graphics curriculum coordinator at the New School University Computer Instruction Center in New York City. In addition, she is also a frequent speaker at the Seybold, Thunder Lizard, and Macworld Expo conferences. She is the author of Macromedia Fireworks MX for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Macromedia FreeHand 10 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, and InDesign 2 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 FreeHand Basics 1
Ch. 2 Document Basics 13
Ch. 3 Display Options 21
Ch. 4 Working with Pages 35
Ch. 5 Path Creation Tools 49
Ch. 6 Pen and Bexigon 73
Ch. 7 Working with Points 81
Ch. 8 Working with Objects 91
Ch. 9 Operation and Xtras 101
Ch. 10 Move and Transform 125
Ch. 11 Dimensional Effects 145
Ch. 12 Layers and Layering 165
Ch. 13 Working in Color 175
Ch. 14 Fills 191
Ch. 15 Strokes 213
Ch. 16 Effects and Attributes 235
Ch. 17 Blends 253
Ch. 18 Basic Text 263
Ch. 19 Text Tools 283
Ch. 20 Text Effects 291
Ch. 21 Styles and Symbols 303
Ch. 22 Automating FreeHand 319
Ch. 23 Charts and Graphs 333
Ch. 24 Raster Images 341
Ch. 25 Exporting 355
Ch. 26 Moving to the Web 365
Ch. 27 Animations and Actions 377
Ch. 28 Printing 395
Ch. 29 Customizing FreeHand 409
App. A Keyboard Shortcuts 415
App. B Fill and Stroke Displays 421
App. C Preferences 427
Index 437
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