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Macromedia FreeHand MX: Training from the Source [Kindle Edition]

Patti Schulze
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Macromedia FreeHand MX: Training from the Source  is a thorough ground-up text  that is part of  the popular series from Macromedia Press.  Macromedia FreeHand MX leads you step-by-step through  the program's most important new features as you work through several, practical graphic design projects that reflect real-world problems, solutions, and practices.

With Macromedia FreeHand MX: Training from the Source you'll learn how to use the program's robust tools to create a logo and then create a corporate identity package all in one document, organize and manage complex illustrations, and even create an animation that will then be used in a Flash animation. The book's project-based tutorial approach allows you to work through the lessons in the book at your own pace, using the practice files on the companion CD-ROM to get started immediately with the program!

 

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Macromedia FreeHand MX: Training from the Source  is a thorough ground-up text  that is part of  the popular series from Macromedia Press.  Macromedia FreeHand MX leads you step-by-step through  the program's most important new features as you work through several, practical graphic design projects that reflect real-world problems, solutions, and practices.

With Macromedia FreeHand MX: Training from the Source you'll learn how to use the program's robust tools to create a logo and then create a corporate identity package all in one document, organize and manage complex illustrations, and even create an animation that will then be used in a Flash animation. The book's project-based tutorial approach allows you to work through the lessons in the book at your own pace, using the practice files on the companion CD-ROM to get started immediately with the program!

 


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9814 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Macromedia Press; 1 edition (19 May 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TGST8G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear & concise 27 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I upgraded from Freehand 10 to Freehand MX and I needed a refresher. I wanted something with lessons rather than just a reference book. With limited choice I had to go for Patti Schulze's book. On first receipt I thought the book looked fairly dull - black and white with blue headings. I might have been put off by this if I had bought it off a shelf rather than online. Still, I got stuck into it and I was very pleasantly surprised. Although I wasn't new to Freehand, I hadn't used it for some time so I didn't mind starting from scratch. The lessons proved to be well constructed without superfluous information. Ideal for starting and stopping as time allowed. The notes and tips along the way were very useful and clearly from someone who knew the product well. I was particulary pleased to find very few errors in the text and lessons - not something that I can often say about books like this.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I expected more from the source 29 Jun 2003
By Maxwell Heights - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Training from the source barely scratches the potential of Freehand MX, although it does a good job at getting a user up and running. Power Tips scattered throughout the book are a nice feature, but not much use to a Power User.
Since Macromedia has stopped shipping full manuals with Freehand MX, this title suffices as a manual, but not for people who are interested in the inner workings of Freehand, or even ideas on real world usage, and powerful insider tips to using Freehand effectively.
The name of the title, "Training from the source" just raises your expectations and this book leaves you expecting more.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patti Schulzes' book is the perfect book for my needs. 15 May 2004
By Clifford Sarokoff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a professional who earns my income using Photoshop I was looking for help learning Macromedia Freehand MX. I understood that Freehand, similar to Photoshop is NOT intuitive.
Patti Schulze wrote and organized a "how to book" that enables the reader to reach their goal--learning Freehand MX.
The book is written in an understandable style that anticapated my questions. For example; while moving a rectangle to center it on the guides on the page, I was to drag and center the rectangle by placing the X that would appear in the center of the rectangle over the proper position on the guides. My problem was there was no X in the rectangle. The very next paragraph anticipated my question and gave the answer.
The success of your goal--learning Freehand MX takes effort on the readers part but the author has successfully done his job.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Freehand MX training from the source 11 Sep 2005
By Henry Kreis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A well written introductory level course book that will also be a good reference because of the explanations at each step. It tells why you ake an action and also gives alternative ways to accomplish the same task. 4 stars instead of five because a couple of key steps were omitted in two of the exercises. I had to backtrack repeatedly until I figured out the missing steps. Recommended.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 27 Oct 2004
By R Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The author clearly states in the introduction the book is intended for new Freehand users. One of the previous reviews, stating it is unfit for power users, is probably correct; but that is not the intent of the book. Based on that, this book accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do: acquaint new users to Freehand. I thought it did a very good job. Additionally, the Freehand manual actually is shipped with the CD. It is located on the installation CD in .pdf format.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Maddening in places 5 Sep 2007
By Trouser Roller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am an intermediate user of Dreamweaver MX 2004 as well as Fireworks and am learning Flash (for which I highly recommend the Hands On Training series) and decided I needed to learn FreeHand MX 2004, the 4th leg of the Studio MX 2004 chair. I bought this book because it was the best rated by Amazon users and I've used Training from the Source before. I was disappointed. In places the book seemed maddening (or maybe it's FreeHand MX 2004 that's maddening) and I had to go over and over some of the bits to figure out what wasn't being said in the text so I could complete the examples. In part, it maybe that the book is based on the Macintosh version (the illustration show Mac windows) and I'm working with the PC software.
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