Macromedia Freehand 5.5

Introduction

Opening Freehand 5.5
Page Setup
Save As
Undo & Redo
Inspector Palette
All Those Other Palettes

So ManyTools

Selection Tool
Typing Tool
Rectangle Tool
Polygon Tool
Ellipse Tool
Line Tool
Freehand Tool
Pen Tool
Knife Tool
Bezigon Tool
Rotate Tool
Reflecting Tool
Scaling Tool
Skewing Tool
Tracing Tool
Magnifying Tool

Drawing

Straight Lines with Pen
Really Easy Curved Lines
Complex Lines with the Pen
Add & Subtract Points
Drawing/Freehand Tool
Editing with Knife Tool
Join & Split Objects
Align

Colors and Fills

Color Mixer/Color List
Process & Spot Color
Fills
Strokes... The Good Kind
Tiled Fills
Coloring Strokes
Custom Halftone Fills

Layers & Other Useful Bits

Cut/Copy/Paste
Grid
Guides
Info Bar
Group Ungroup
Place
Send to Back/Bring to Front
Finding a Hidden Item
Clone Duplicate
Paste Inside
Layers
Style Sheets

Text

Type/Leading/Kerning
Importing Text/Alignment
Text Blocks
Linking Columns of Text
Rows and Columns
Linking Text to a New Page
Hyphenation/Justification
Tabs
Copyfitting
Paragraph Formatting
Type to Paths
Binding Text to Paths
Text Wrap
Inline Graphics
Spell Checking

Transformation Palette

Scaling
Rotate
Move
Reflection
Skew
Transform Again

Operations

The Operations Palette
Create PICT Image
Fractalize
Multi-Color Fill
Trap
Crop
Transparency
Inset Path
Expand Stroke
Union, Punch, Intersect
Blend
Simplify
Remove Overlap
Reverse Direction
Correct Direction

Photoshop Plug-ins

Installing PS Plug-ins
Acquisition Plug-ins
Format Plug-ins
The End Product
Photoshop-ity
Filters on Non Tiff Images
Using Photoshop filters

Xtra Tools

Spiral
Smudge Tool
Arc Tool
Eyedropper
Fisheye Lens
3-D Rotation

Xtras

Color Control
Darken Colors
Desaturate Color
Lighten Colors
Name All Colors
Randomize All Colors
Saturate Colors
Sort Color by Name
Delete Empty Text Blocks
Delete Unused Colors
Cleanup
Path Operations

Extract

Using Extract
Changing Links to Placed Files

PDF Import

Writing a PDF File
Opening a PDF Document
Supported Fonts
Supported Graphics

Print and Export

Output Options Box
Printing a Composit
Printing Spot Colors
Tile Image
Efficient Printing
Report

Preferences

Speed Preferences
Path Preferences
Text Preferences
Color Preferences
Other Preferences
Creating Default Template

Online Help

Help Engine
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Very Basic Projects

Building Block
Shadow Type
Neon Butterfly