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Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS2
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Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS2

with Mordy Golding

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Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS2 shows how to smoothly make the transition to Illustrator, including how to create and edit vector graphics and how to use FreeHand files in Illustrator. Instructor Mordy Golding approaches the lessons from the perspective of FreeHand users who want to work in Illustrator for small or large projects. The tutorials demonstrate the basics of importing FreeHand files into Illustrator without losing detail, editing paths and changing object attributes, and using advanced creative effects. Mordy breaks down Illustrator-specific tools using FreeHand terminology to make the switch as seamless as possible. Exercise files accompany this tutorial.
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  1. 26s
    1. Welcome
      26s
  2. 12m 44s
    1. The Illustrator workspace
      9m 24s
    2. Choosing a Document Color mode
      3m 20s
  3. 29m 42s
    1. Via native FreeHand files
      10m 5s
    2. Via EPS files
      6m 17s
    3. Via PDF files
      7m 39s
    4. Via Illustrator files
      5m 41s
  4. 14m 12s
    1. Setting up page tiling
      7m 1s
    2. Creating a multi-page PDF
      2m 54s
    3. Exploring other alternatives
      4m 17s
  5. 38m 9s
    1. Drawing basic shapes
      6m 39s
    2. Selecting and editing paths
      7m 4s
    3. Basic object attributes
      5m 22s
    4. The Appearance palette
      5m 46s
    5. Grouping objects
      5m 58s
    6. Using graphic styles
      3m 11s
    7. Managing libraries
      4m 9s
  6. 13m 36s
    1. Two kinds of text objects
      3m 37s
    2. Placing text on a path
      5m 43s
    3. Working with Legacy text
      4m 16s
  7. 30m 50s
    1. Pathfinder
      3m 43s
    2. Cloning objects
      4m 51s
    3. Advanced selections
      4m 36s
    4. Aligning and distributing objects
      4m 24s
    5. Blends in Illustrator
      3m 53s
    6. Applying transparent effects
      3m 9s
    7. Creating and using symbols
      2m 53s
    8. Paste Inside vs. Clipping Mask
      3m 21s
  8. 23m 2s
    1. Converting bitmaps to vectors
      8m 1s
    2. Creating Live Trace presets
      5m 44s
    3. Working with Live Paint groups
      6m 20s
    4. Working with Live Paint selections
      2m 57s
  9. 21m 24s
    1. Introduction to Live Effects
      3m 40s
    2. The 3D effects
      2m 52s
    3. 3D artwork mapping
      3m 39s
    4. The Warp effect
      2m 6s
    5. Using the Symbolism toolset
      6m 14s
    6. Gradient Mesh
      2m 53s
  10. 33m 8s
    1. OpenType support
      6m 10s
    2. XMP metadata support
      4m 17s
    3. Save for Web
      4m 37s
    4. Layer clipping masks
      5m 17s
    5. Opacity masks
      6m 8s
    6. PDF creation
      4m 33s
    7. Photoshop integration
      2m 6s
  11. 36s
    1. Goodbye
      36s

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Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS2
3h 37m Intermediate Aug 09, 2006

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Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS2 shows how to smoothly make the transition to Illustrator, including how to create and edit vector graphics and how to use FreeHand files in Illustrator. Instructor Mordy Golding approaches the lessons from the perspective of FreeHand users who want to work in Illustrator for small or large projects. The tutorials demonstrate the basics of importing FreeHand files into Illustrator without losing detail, editing paths and changing object attributes, and using advanced creative effects. Mordy breaks down Illustrator-specific tools using FreeHand terminology to make the switch as seamless as possible. Exercise files accompany this tutorial.

Topics include:
  • Comparing the FreeHand and Illustrator interfaces Importing FreeHand files into Illustrator Editing objects Working with type Using graphic styles and libraries Using Live Trace and Live Paint Enhancing creativity Enhancing productivity Managing OpenType and XMP Metadata Integrating with Photoshop
Subject:
Design
Software:
FreeHand Illustrator
Author:
Mordy Golding

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