The Good Cool new 3D-perspective grid; lets you create Web animation; impeccable color output.
The Bad Keeps plug-ins in inconvenient locations.
The Bottom Line This sophisticated illustration software isn't for amateurs. But professional designers will love FreeHand's short learning curve and high-quality print and Web output.
Adobe FreeHand 9 Documentation
Die-hard FreeHand fans, take note: The latest edition of Macromedia's premier vector illustration program, FreeHand 9.0, sports several new tools to help you draw more precisely and create animated Web graphics. Though FreeHand's plug-ins are scattered about in a jumble of menus and palettes, and the app lacks CorelDraw's configurable interface, it still generates the best-looking print media and Web graphics output we've seen. For an easier-to-master application, however, try CorelDraw.vector illustrationCorelDraw
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