- Nearly 200 movies and hands-on tutorials will ease
any learning curve you thought you might have. This extensive
course was created by an illustrator who has used FreeHand
(for print and the Web) since it was introduced in the late
1980s. Every menu item, feature, and tool is explained in
detail, and you're given a reason why you'd want to use them,
along with examples.
The Freehand Source Your Source for Freehand - Everything You Could Need to Know about Freehand - Made by a Freehand Enthusiast
FreeHand for Cartographers - Has been set up specifically for Cartographers who use Macromedia's FreeHand to produce maps.
Support Forums - Freehand Support Forums
Freehand Tips and Tricks Page Main goal of this page is to help people get most of their use of FreeHand. Since FH isnot panacea, you will need to use some other programs while doing design, and that's why you will find some FreeHand-related problems with Photoshop and QuarkXPress covered here.
Newsflash - A monthly newsletter for users of
FreeHand and Fireworks. To subscribe send an e-mail to email@example.com
(or by clicking on the link). In the subject of the message,
enter: SUBSCRIBE Graphics Newsflash.
Hunt For - Macromedia FreeHand Tutorials
Macromedia Freehand - Who better for Freehand tutorials than Macromedia - the maker.
Macromedia Freehand Technotes - FreeHand Support Center
Macromedia's FreeHand Xtras list - Macromedia's own resource for Xtras available for FreeHand.
Rusty's Shockwave FreeHand Archive - A site that still offers the Shockwave FreeHand plug-in for browsers.
Sketchpad - FreeHand Drawing Basics Tutorials
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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