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Macromedia® FreeHand®MX: Training from the Source by Patti Schulze

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Lesson 5. Using Points and Paths

In this lesson, you will create an advertisement for the Action Photos web site. You will draw a bicycle on a layer, using a template to guide you. Once the bike is complete, you will add other layers and use them to draw a cyclist on the bike. You will use the Pen tool and the Bezigon tool while learning about points and paths.

To make full use of all of FreeHand’s capabilities, you need to understand points and paths. Every object you draw in FreeHand is composed of points and paths. Continuous lines are called paths. Every path is made up of two or more points. Paths can be open or closed. An arc is an example of an open path; a rectangle is an example of a closed path.

A point has control handles that you ...

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