My name is David, and I am a former technical illustrator / graphic designer who - following redundancy in July 2013 after almost 30 years in the industry
- decided to have that career change that everyone is recommended at least once in their lives, and now I work in warehousing and distribution.
Originally trained at Mid Cheshire College at Northwich, Cheshire, using drawing boards, T-squares, ellipse templates, proportional dividers, and Rotring pens, etc, I adpated my skills to suit an Apple Macintosh IIci in the very early 1990s, and worked on various right up to an Apple Power Mac G5 just prior to my redundancy - using Quark XPress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and (obviously!)
various versions of Freehand through assorted company name changes!
To get to the point of this first post and introduction, I now have the need to rekindle my invoilvement with Freehand for my hobby, and would very much like to know where is the best place to acquire a Windows version of the installation discs. I have read up a little about Adobe's seeming lack of support for our preferred software, or to continue producing or upgrading it periodically.
If anyone has a quick summary of what options are open to me, and what I can be expected to pay for it, that would indeed be very much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.