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Adobe Freehand: New User (In-House)

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Adobe Freehand: New User (In-House)

This course is designed to provides a thorough grounding in the use of Adobe Freehand to produce professional artwork for print and the web. Using a hands on approach, delegates will gain the competence to produce anything from simple logos to high quality artwork, from initial concept through to final output.

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  • In Company
  • United Kingdom
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is designed for user who are new to Freehand and are looking to product logos or digital artwork.


Delegates should have a good level of PC and windows skills, but do not need prior experience with Adobe Freehand.

Training Course Content

Introduction to Freehand

  • Setting up general preferences
  • Document and page set up
  • Creating default documents/templates
  • Importing/opening files
  • Navigating/zooming
  • Menu bar/palettes

Drawing Tools

  • Working with the selection tools
  • Working with the shape tools
  • Cutting and editing paths
  • Using the Bezier tool
  • Push/pull tools
  • Cutting, copying & pasting elements
  • Using the colour tools

Working With Colour

  • The colour palette
  • Creating custom colours
  • Working with swatches
  • CMYK/RGB/Pantone/spot colours
  • Drag n drop colour
  • Web safe colours
  • Colour and bit depths


  • Duplicating
  • Object drag copying
  • Multiple selections
  • Moving, rotating, scaling elements
  • Merging/combining objects
  • Grouping/ungrouping objects
  • Working with strokes & fills
  • Creating masks
  • Gradients
  • Textures/styles/patterns
  • Transformations

Working with Text

  • Creating text
  • Typography & formatting
  • Tab & paragraph palettes
  • Text overflow
  • Linking/unlinking text
  • Setting styles
  • Wrapping text and graphics
  • Outlining type
  • Text paths

Using Layers

  • Working with the layers palette
  • Creating/deleting/hiding layers
  • Changing layer order
  • Locking layers
  • Cutting & pasting between layers
  • Layer options

Gradients & Blends

  • The gradient palette
  • Using the gradient vector tool
  • Creating graduated blends

3-D & Prospective

  • Creating perspectives
  • Manipulating perspectives
  • Using the perspective grid
  • Point perspectives
  • Applying/manipulating grid
  • Creating 3-D objects

Considerations for Web/Print

  • Colour outputs
  • File sizes
  • File Formats
  • Optimizing web graphics

Why choose SquareOne Training

25 years' experience of delivering quality IT Training Services

All trainers Certified Microsoft Office Trainer (MOS) or higher

Public and in-house training throughout the UK


In-House training option - delivered nationwide in the UK

This course is delivered in-house and can be tailored to meet the particular requirements of your organisation.  SquareOne is happy to use client-specific examples for delegates to ensure that the course is as interesting and relevant as possible.

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