FreeHand: Level 1

FreeHand: Level 1

Learning Outcomes:

  • Successfully learn to use the Pencil tool and Pen tool to create paths as indicated in the exercises.
  • Provided with a set of criteria, accurately apply fill and stroke attributes to objects and paths.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying Web-safe colors, process colors, custom spot colors, and gradients utilizing a set of instructions in the Lesson Lab.
  • Use layers effectively to manage complex illustrations, add and format text, and create striking text effects according to instructions provided in the exercises.

Macromedia FreeHand is an extremely powerful and sophisticated graphics program, capable of creating complex and attractive illustrations and text effects. In this one day course you will learn many of the basic skills that will allow you to take advantage of FreeHand’s powerful tools.

* The FreeHand Windows Fill and Strokes
* Navigating in FreeHand Stacking Order
* Vector Graphics/Raster Graphics Working with Layers
* Drawing Tools Adding and Formatting Types
* Editing paths Type Paths
* Creating Objects
* Object Editing Techniques
* Choosing Colors

FreeHand: Level 1

Performance-Based Objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Navigate in the FreeHand environment. Use the Pencil tool and Pen tool to create paths. Create and modify basic shapes. Apply powerful path editing techniques. Apply fill and stroke attributes to objects and paths. Specify and apply Web-safe colors, process colors, custom spot colors, and gradients. Use layers to manage complex illustrations. Add and format text, and create striking text effects.

Class Targeted to:

For the student who has little or no experience using FreeHand 10, and who needs to learn the basic skills that are necessary to begin using FreeHand effectively and efficiently.

Prerequisites:

A basic understanding of your computer’s operating system.

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