Macromedia Freehand MX

Introduction

Welcome
About the Tutorials
The Workspace
Working with Panels

Tools

Pointer
Subselect
Page
Lasso
Output Area
Eyedropper
Pen
Bezigon
Text
Line
Arc
Spiral
Pencil
Variable Stroke Pen
Calligraphic Pen
Ellipse
Rectangle
Polygon
Scale

Tools II

Rotate
Reflect
Skew
Freeform
Roughen
Bend
Eraser
Knife
Perspective
3D Rotation
Fisheye Lense
Extrude
Smudge
Shadow
Trace
Blend
Mirror
Graphic Hose
Chart
Action
Connector
Hand
Zoom
Colors: Line
Colors: Fill
Snap to Point and Object

New In Freehand MX

Multiple Attributes
Live Effects
Live-Edit Graphic Primitives
Workspace
Flash Integration
Action Tool
Connector Lines Tool
Fireworks MX Integration
Extrude Tool
Modify Blends

Working With files

Launch Freehand
Start Document
Page Size and Orientation
Adding Pages
Move Pages
Organizing Pages
Selecting and Deleting
Page Bleed
Master Pages
Saving/Closing/Quit

Views And Guides

View Modes
Page Rulers
Work with Guides
Work with Grids

Layers

What is a Layer?
Using Arrange Commands
Paste in Front and Back
Viewing and Renaming
Duplicating/Removing
Reorder Layers
Moving Objects
Non-Printing Layers
Displaying
Locking
Changing Color

Drawing

Rectangles and Squares
Ellipse
Lines
Polygons
Stars
Freeform
Variable Strokes
Calligraphic Pen
Spirals
Arcs
Tracing Artwork

Points And Paths

Points
Bezier Handles
Joining Paths
Types of Points
Adding/Deleting

Pen And Bezigon

Pen Tool
Pen Tool Options
Bezigon Tool
Curves
Adding Points

Moving/Transforming

Info Toolbar
Copy and Paste Attributes
Scaling
Rotating
Reflecting
Cloning
Duplicating
Power Duplicating
Transformation Handles
Freeform Tool

Working in Color

Defining Colors
Swatches
Eyedropper Tool
Create Tints
Color Libraries

Fills

Basic Fills
Gradient Fills
Lens Fills
Tiled Fills
Custom and Textured Fills
Pattern Fills
PostScript Fills

Strokes

Stroke Colors
Basic Strokes
Brush Strokes
Calligraphic Strokes
Custom and Pattern Strokes
PostScript Strokes

Blends

Introduction
Blending Paths
Color Blends
Modifying Blends
Attaching Blends to a Path
Printing Blends

Extruding Objects

Create an Extrusion
Using Profiles
Surface Options

Text

Create Text Blocks
Auto-Expanding Blocks
Text Attributes
Using Links
Applying Borders
Importing Text
Paragraph Attributes and Effects
Tabs and Alignment
Columns and Rows

Editing Text

Using the Text Editor
Special Characters
Spell Check

Text Effects

Attach Text to a Path
Text Alignment on a Path
Special Text Effects
Paragraph Rules
Text Wrapping
Inline Graphics
Converting Text to Paths

Graphic Hose

Graphic Hose Tool
Storing Objects

Automating Freehand

Styles
Defining Styles
Renaming Styles
Editing Styles
Parent/Child Duplicating
Creating Symbols
Editing Symbols

Path Operations

Joining Paths
Clipping Paths/Masking
Knife Tool
Simplify Command
Add Points Command
Intersect Command
Union Command
Punch Command
Divide Command
Inset Path Command
Emboss Command
Fractalize

Xtras

Animate
Chart
Pictograph
Cleanup
Color Adjustments
Colors and Organizing Swatches
Create Blends
Delete
Distort
Other
Path Operations-Expand Stroke

Charts And Graphs

Entering Data
Chart Styles
Modifying Charts
Chart Colors
Pictographs

Printing

Basic Printing Options
Advanced Printing Options