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.
Comparing the FreeHand and Illustrator interfaces
Importing FreeHand files into Illustrator
Working with type
Using graphic styles and libraries
Using Live Trace and Live Paint
Managing OpenType and XMP Metadata
Integrating with Photoshop