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Microsoft Expression Design

Video Description

Explore the magic of Microsoft Expression Design. This new, designer-friendly workspace houses all of your favorite design tools which will enable you to meet tight deadlines by streamlining your production time. In this session, you'll learn how to use the Pen and Shape tools, as well as the ability to export XAML, which can be used with application or Web authoring tools like Expression Blend or Silverlight.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING THE WORKSPACE
    1. Introduction 00:01:40
    2. Exploring the Artboard 00:03:45
    3. Using the Selection Tools 00:01:36
    4. Using the Paint Brush & the Pen Tools 00:03:32
    5. Using the Shape & Text Tools 00:02:35
    6. Using the Gradient & Fill Transform Tools 00:02:32
    7. Using Start Point, Reverse Path & Scissor Tools 00:02:45
    8. The Eyedropper, Hand Tool & Zoom Features 00:03:26
    9. Introducing the Properties Panel 00:05:27
    10. Using Blend Modes 00:03:30
    11. Using Layers 00:01:27
  2. CHAPTER 2: GETTING TO KNOW THE PANELS
    1. Introduction 00:00:16
    2. Exploring the Layers Panel 00:03:17
    3. Creating & Editing Shapes 00:04:48
    4. Editing Gradients 00:05:49
    5. Adding a Curved Shape to the Icon 00:04:31
    6. Cloning a Shape 00:05:30
    7. Aligning Using the Action Bar 00:01:20
  3. CHAPTER 3: USING SHAPES & LAYERS
    1. Introduction 00:00:37
    2. Setting Up Our Document 00:04:11
    3. Adjusting Shapes with Guide Lines & Blend Modes 00:09:19
    4. Using the Ellipse & Polygon Tools 00:05:33
    5. Using the Group Selection Tool 00:04:20
    6. Working with Text & the Font Gallery 00:05:41
  4. CHAPTER 4: USING & CREATING STROKES
    1. Introduction 00:00:26
    2. Using Bitmap Strokes 00:06:07
    3. Using the Eraser Blend Mode 00:03:35
    4. Create Shadows Using Gradients & Shapes 00:08:33
    5. Creating a Sample Vector Stroke 00:07:38
    6. Stacking & Pasting Layers 00:02:24
    7. Creating a Freeform Stroke 00:04:41
  5. CHAPTER 5: DEFINING STROKES & XAML EXPORT
    1. Introduction 00:00:48
    2. Making Unique Vector Strokes 00:06:35
    3. Creating Dynamic Strokes 00:04:28
    4. Editing Existing Vector Strokes 00:03:35
    5. Creating Image Objects 00:05:12
    6. Creating Image Strokes 00:03:50
    7. Exploring Live Effects 00:02:59
    8. Exporting XAML 00:03:54
    9. Final Comments & Credits 00:01:57