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Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS3

with Mordy Golding

Video: Welcome

How to make a smooth transition from FreeHand to Illustrator, from importing to using advanced effects.
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  1. 26s
    1. Welcome
  2. 13m 27s
    1. Illustrator's workspace
      7m 55s
    2. Choosing a document color mode
      3m 59s
    3. Choosing a document profile
      1m 33s
  3. 12m 46s
    1. Migrating via native FreeHand 9, 10, or MX files
      5m 15s
    2. Migrating via EPS, PDF, or Illustrator files
      7m 31s
  4. 13m 28s
    1. Opening a multi-page FreeHand file
      2m 59s
    2. Setting up page tiling
      4m 55s
    3. Creating a multi-page PDF
      1m 42s
    4. Exploring other alternatives
      3m 52s
  5. 49m 51s
    1. Drawing basic shapes
      6m 46s
    2. Selecting and editing paths
      8m 12s
    3. Basic object attributes
      9m 58s
    4. The Appearance panel
      7m 34s
    5. Grouping objects
      7m 34s
    6. Using graphic styles
      4m 25s
    7. Managing libraries
      5m 22s
  6. 17m 49s
    1. Two types of text objects
      6m 13s
    2. Placing text on a path
      7m 9s
    3. Working with legacy text
      4m 27s
  7. 35m 22s
    1. Pathfinder
      4m 25s
    2. Cloning objects
      2m 50s
    3. Advanced selections
      5m 54s
    4. Aligning and distributing objects
      4m 24s
    5. Blends in Illustrator
      4m 13s
    6. Applying transparent effects
      3m 53s
    7. Creating and using symbols
      4m 26s
    8. Paste Inside vs. clipping masks
      5m 17s
  8. 55m 10s
    1. Converting bitmaps to vectors
      13m 35s
    2. Working with Live Paint groups
      9m 12s
    3. Understanding Live Paint gap detection
      6m 48s
    4. Working with Live Paint selections
      5m 49s
    5. Getting inspiration from color
      6m 2s
    6. Experimenting with color
      5m 58s
    7. Using Adobe kuler
      7m 46s
  9. 52m 23s
    1. The 3D Extrude effect
      9m 51s
    2. The 3D Revolve effect
      9m 38s
    3. 3D artwork mapping
      10m 59s
    4. The warp effect
      2m 39s
    5. Using the Symbolism toolset
      13m 12s
    6. Gradient Mesh
      6m 4s
  10. 38m 43s
    1. OpenType support
      7m 4s
    2. XMP metadata support
      5m 53s
    3. Saving for the web
      7m 42s
    4. Layer clipping masks
      7m 15s
    5. Opacity masks
      7m 7s
    6. Photoshop integration
      3m 42s
  11. 35s
    1. Goodbye

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Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS3
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Coinciding with the CS3 updates, Migrating from FreeHand to Illustrator CS3 explores the intricacies of making a smooth transition to Illustrator CS3. 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 fundamentals of importing FreeHand files into Illustrator without losing detail, editing paths and changing object attributes, using advanced creative effects, and creating and editing vector graphics. Mordy breaks down Illustrator-specific tools using FreeHand terminology to make the switch as seamless as possible. Exercise files accompany this training.

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