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Real World Print Production by Claudia McCue

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Chapter Eleven. FreeHand Production Tips

In many ways, Macromedia FreeHand’s features match those of Adobe Illustrator, even down to some of the shortcuts. After years of being competitors, they’re now stable mates since Adobe’s acquisition of Macromedia. Will their feature sets be crossbred? We can’t foretell the future. We are pretty sure there’s no truth to the widespread rumor that FreeHand and Illustrator will be combined into a single program called FrusTrator.

Fonts and Graphics

Like other vector drawing programs, FreeHand enables designers and graphic artists to go far beyond lines, circles, and squares by allowing the inclusion of raster images created in image-manipulation programs such as Adobe Photoshop. Factor in FreeHand’s text features, ...

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