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Microsoft Expression Design 2: Essentials

Video Description

This series shows you the power of Microsoft® Expression Design 2 and how easy it is to create dynamic vector illustrations and web-ready compositions using this software program. Whether youre creating a business card or designing a website, Expression Design has the tools you need to make it happen. By the time you finish this series youll be ready to take your next project to a whole new level.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
    1. Introduction 00:00:38
    2. Setting Essential Preferences & Options 00:14:26
    3. Exploring the Interface 00:06:36
    4. Creating & Navigating a Document 00:06:00
    5. Customizing Your Workspace & Documents 00:07:15
    6. Applying Live Effects 00:03:37
    7. Slicing for the Web 00:04:20
    8. Applying Blend Modes 00:07:18
    9. Drawing Paths & Strokes 00:13:57
  2. CHAPTER 2: USING OBJECTS & LAYERS
    1. Introduction 00:00:20
    2. Object Types 00:04:21
    3. Selecting Objects 00:06:12
    4. Grouping Objects 00:03:19
    5. Duplicating Objects 00:03:08
    6. Transforming Objects 00:05:12
    7. Resetting & Repeating Transformations 00:04:41
    8. Warping Objects 00:04:51
    9. Aligning, Distributing & Stacking Objects 00:05:36
    10. Copying & Using Object Attributes 00:04:05
    11. Exploring the Layers Panel 00:07:25
    12. Creating & Deleting Layers 00:04:11
    13. Rearranging Layer Content 00:02:14
    14. Renaming & Labeling Layers 00:02:27
  3. CHAPTER 3: CREATING SHAPES & PATHS
    1. Introduction 00:00:23
    2. Drawing Shapes 00:03:58
    3. Creating Paths with the Pen Tool 00:04:57
    4. Using the B-Spline & Polyline Tool 00:11:35
    5. Creating Clipping & Compound Paths 00:06:59
  4. CHAPTER 4: CUSTOMIZING FILLS & STROKES
    1. Introduction 00:00:16
    2. Creating & Using Gradients 00:07:06
    3. Adjusting Gradient Attributes 00:04:52
    4. Adjusting Opacity of Objects 00:04:52
    5. Adjusting Fill Color of Objects 00:03:55
    6. Creating & Using Image Fills 00:03:35
    7. Creating Strokes 00:05:01
    8. Using Custom Brushes 00:05:56
    9. Using Start Point & Reverse Path 00:04:48
    10. Scaling Fills, Gradients & Strokes 00:04:22
  5. CHAPTER 5: WORKING WITH BITMAPS & TEXT
    1. Introduction 00:00:22
    2. Importing Bitmap Images 00:05:14
    3. Creating Bitmap Objects 00:04:31
    4. Converting Bitmaps to Paths 00:03:25
    5. Creating & Formatting Text 00:06:48
    6. Working with Text on a Path 00:04:13
    7. Adding Live Type Effects 00:04:04
    8. Converting Type to Paths 00:02:40
    9. Warping Type 00:04:09
  6. CHAPTER 6: USING EFFECTS & BLEND MODES
    1. Introduction 00:00:18
    2. Exploring the Effects Panel 00:05:23
    3. Making Color Adjustments 00:06:48
    4. Using the Paint Effects 00:05:01
    5. Using Sketch Effects 00:05:04
    6. Using Surface Effects 00:02:52
    7. Using Arts and Crafts Effects 00:03:21
    8. Using Photographic Effects 00:05:28
    9. Changing the Effects Stacking Order 00:04:36
    10. Removing & Hiding Effects 00:04:21
    11. The Darkening Blend Modes 00:03:52
    12. The Lightening Blend Modes 00:03:15
    13. Using the Difference & Eraser Blend Modes 00:05:28
  7. CHAPTER 7: OPTIMIZING FOR WEB & PRINT
    1. Introduction 00:00:23
    2. Setting Up Crop Marks 00:03:40
    3. Printing Your Document 00:03:06
    4. Designing for the Web 00:03:57
    5. Creating & Using Slices 00:04:47
    6. Adjusting Slice Properties 00:10:11
    7. Exporting to the Web 00:07:50
    8. Using XAML Export Features 00:03:08
    9. Final Comments & Credits 00:00:26