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Learn Macromedia FreeHand 8 (in only 6 hours)

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Course Description: Macromedia FreeHand 8 is a versatile graphics application that is wonderful for creating ads, book covers, letterhead, and more. In this Virtual Training Company tutorial, author Ian Cowles starts slowly by acquainting you with the many tools and the basic commands of Freehand. Some of the many skills you will learn include drawing, mixing colors, cloning, and transforming. He will demonstrate features new to Freehand 8, too, such as exporting Flash animation and the graphic hose. To get started, simply click one of the topics below.

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Video Tutorials Included: 169 Free Video Video Time

Intro & Tool Box

  • Pointer Tool 1.32
  • Text Tool 1
  • Rectangle Tool 0.92
  • Polygon Tool 1.27
  • Ellipse Tool 0.42
  • Line Tool 0.33
  • Freehand Tool 2.15
  • Pen Tool 1.42
  • Freeform Tool 1.93
  • Bezigon Tool 1.6
  • Knife Tool 1.55
  • Rotate Tool 0.45
  • Reflect Tool 0.55
  • Scale Tool 0.43
  • Shear Tool 0.37
  • Trace Tool 0.57
  • Magnify Tool 0.63

Whats New in FreeHand 8



Colors & Fills



Graphic Manipulation

Importing Files

More Fills & Strokes

Type Manipulation

Advanced Techniques


Xtra Tools

Other Xtras

Internet Graphics

Printing & Exporting

Case Study - Map