InfoThis page was created by Artemy Lebedev (me), Moscow-based designer from Russia. Moscow is famous for its vodka, white bears walking down the streets at night and FreeHand users. Just joking. Now, back to FreeHand.
FreeHand, as you know, is the best tool for vector-based graphics around. Illustrator is just a piece of you-know-what. And it takes both of your hands to do even a simple object, while FreeHand doesn't (hence its name).
FreeHand is better than anything you might imagine (MacDraw, Illustrator, Canvas, LightningDraw, CorelDraw! etc.) It's faster, easier and smarter. That's why I've always used FreeHand and will be using it - hopefully - for the rest of my life - probably until version 71.5.
When I saw FreeHand for a first time (that was like year 1989, and I was using MacintoshPlus, and I think it was FreeHand v1.0) I thought it was a tool for animation, because sample image was drawn on the screen in about 5 minutes. Since I was not into animation, I succesfully trashed it. Some time passed, I learned that vectors are not very bad and my beloved program came back to my hard disk. Since then I hunt for every new version, knowing that it only becomes better, despites its current manufacturer.
Q and AQ: When this page was created?
A: Idea originates at January 1996. "Official release" - September 1996.
Q: Who is the author and how to contact him?
Q: Why Illustrator sucks?
Q: Why then other vector programs suck?
Q: How graphics were created?
Q: How to navigate at your page?