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Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS2

with Mordy Golding

Video: Welcome

Shows FreeHand users how to work in Illustrator, from basic importing to advanced creative effects.
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  1. 26s
    1. Welcome
  2. 12m 42s
    1. The Illustrator workspace
      9m 23s
    2. Choosing a Document Color mode
      3m 19s
  3. 29m 40s
    1. Via native FreeHand files
      10m 4s
    2. Via EPS files
      6m 17s
    3. Via PDF files
      7m 38s
    4. Via Illustrator files
      5m 41s
  4. 14m 9s
    1. Setting up page tiling
      7m 0s
    2. Creating a multi-page PDF
      2m 53s
    3. Exploring other alternatives
      4m 16s
  5. 38m 3s
    1. Drawing basic shapes
      6m 39s
    2. Selecting and editing paths
      7m 3s
    3. Basic object attributes
      5m 21s
    4. The Appearance palette
      5m 45s
    5. Grouping objects
      5m 57s
    6. Using graphic styles
      3m 10s
    7. Managing libraries
      4m 8s
  6. 13m 35s
    1. Two kinds of text objects
      3m 37s
    2. Placing text on a path
      5m 42s
    3. Working with Legacy text
      4m 16s
  7. 27m 46s
    1. Pathfinder
      3m 42s
    2. Cloning objects
      1m 53s
    3. Advanced selections
      4m 35s
    4. Aligning and distributing objects
      4m 24s
    5. Blends in Illustrator
      3m 52s
    6. Applying transparent effects
      3m 8s
    7. Creating and using symbols
      2m 52s
    8. Paste Inside vs. Clipping Mask
      3m 20s
  8. 22m 59s
    1. Converting bitmaps to vectors
      8m 0s
    2. Creating Live Trace presets
      5m 43s
    3. Working with Live Paint groups
      6m 19s
    4. Working with Live Paint selections
      2m 57s
  9. 21m 21s
    1. Introduction to Live Effects
      3m 39s
    2. The 3D effects
      2m 52s
    3. 3D artwork mapping
      3m 39s
    4. The Warp effect
      2m 5s
    5. Using the Symbolism toolset
      6m 14s
    6. Gradient Mesh
      2m 52s
  10. 33m 2s
    1. OpenType support
      6m 9s
    2. XMP metadata support
      4m 16s
    3. Save for Web
      4m 37s
    4. Layer clipping masks
      5m 16s
    5. Opacity masks
      6m 7s
    6. PDF creation
      4m 32s
    7. Photoshop integration
      2m 5s
  11. 35s
    1. Goodbye

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Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS2
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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
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