Give Me My Freehand

Give Me My Freehand

Using Illustrator for some concept work, as part of my forced Switch Over from Freehand 2006 plan. I miss the better pen tools, the better masking, and the clone-in-place tools. There’s got to be a way of cloning in place…sheesh. UPDATE Brad tells me it’s “paste in front” CTRL-F. Right under my nose!


  1. Dave Seah 14 years ago

    Right now I’m using the SCALE dialog box, 100%, COPY button. Grumble.


  2. Dave Seah 14 years ago

    Thanks Brad! Life is much easier now. I’m never going to hear the end of this, am I :-)

  3. BradFitz 14 years ago

    No problem, Glad I could help! See.. Illustrator isn’t so bad… :)

    I’m actually surprised to hear you’re switching, you’ve been a Freehand advocate since I’ve known you… why the switch?

  4. Dave Seah 14 years ago

    Freehand support has been getting steadily worse, plus I got CS2 a while ago. I figured that I should really make an effort to learn it, since its more universally supported than Freehand.

  5. Mert Hurturk 14 years ago

    I have switched from Freehand to Illustrator too, and yes, it was too hard, like switching hometown to me. My reason to switch was compatibility problems between freehand and photoshop. But it’s too late now to switch back and I think I have overcome the difficulties.