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Microsoft Expression Media 2: Essentials

Video Description

This training series is jam-packed with impressive material to help you take your workflow to the next level by organizing and managing your assets in Expression Media 2. Presenter and graphic design expert, Justin Steely shares valuable asset management techniques and some fancy shortcuts to help you find what you need, when you need it.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
    1. Introduction 00:00:34
    2. Getting to Know Expression® Media 2 00:03:27
    3. Setting Essential Preferences 00:07:15
    4. Exploring the Interface 00:06:10
    5. Dragging & Dropping Files 00:02:39
    6. Importing from a Camera or Device 00:05:25
    7. Renaming Media 00:03:18
    8. Using List, Thumbnail, & Media Views 00:03:52
    9. Viewing Images in the Light Table 00:03:58
    10. Setting Thumbnails & Preview Options 00:04:34
    11. Viewing Individual Aspects of the Media 00:02:04
    12. Creating HTML Galleries 00:02:45
    13. Creating a Slide Show 00:03:08
  2. CHAPTER 2: ORGANIZING YOUR MEDIA
    1. Introduction 00:00:22
    2. Sorting Media 00:03:04
    3. Using the Organize Panel 00:06:22
    4. Using the Info Panel 00:04:00
    5. Working with Metadata 00:07:20
    6. Adding Annotations 00:02:14
    7. Adding Custom Fields 00:02:42
    8. Rating Media 00:03:37
    9. Filtering Media 00:02:50
    10. Searching for Media 00:04:16
  3. CHAPTER 3: CATALOGING YOUR MEDIA
    1. Introduction 00:00:22
    2. Understanding Catalogs 00:03:00
    3. Moving Files to a New Catalog 00:03:06
    4. Creating Catalog Sub-Folders 00:03:08
    5. Sharing Catalogs on a Network 00:03:05
    6. Preparing a Catalog Strategy 00:03:13
  4. CHAPTER 4: EDITING YOUR MEDIA
    1. Introduction 00:00:23
    2. Rotating Images 00:04:04
    3. Setting Capture Dates 00:02:32
    4. Setting Creator Details 00:02:16
    5. Managing Color Profiles 00:04:08
    6. Using Virtual Earth™ 00:03:52
    7. Converting File Types 00:06:21
    8. Cropping Images 00:02:23
    9. Resizing Images 00:01:56
    10. Removing Red Eye 00:02:38
    11. Adjusting Levels & Color Balance 00:04:07
    12. Applying Auto Enhancements 00:02:06
    13. Creating Duotones 00:03:34
  5. CHAPTER 5: PUBLISHING YOUR MEDIA
    1. Introduction 00:00:19
    2. E-mailing Media 00:02:33
    3. Exporting to an Adobe® PDF 00:04:33
    4. Exporting Media & XML Data 00:03:30
    5. Creating & Printing a Contact Sheet 00:04:56
    6. Creating a Web Gallery 00:04:49
    7. Creating & Editing a Slide Show 00:05:52
    8. Backing up Media 00:02:01
    9. Creating a CD 00:03:34
  6. CHAPTER 6: WORKING WITH OTHER APPLICATIONS
    1. Introduction 00:00:30
    2. Setting Up Helper Applications 00:03:34
    3. Working with Adobe® Acrobat® 00:02:04
    4. Working with Adobe Photoshop® CS3 00:04:44
    5. Working with QuickTime™ 00:01:19
    6. Working with E-mail Applications 00:03:05
    7. Integrated with Microsoft® Expression® Studio 00:02:05
  7. CHAPTER 7: SPEEDING UP YOUR WORKFLOW
    1. Introduction 00:00:23
    2. Using Basic Keyboard Shortcuts 00:03:57
    3. Catalog Keyboard Shortcuts 00:03:55
    4. Keyboard Shortcuts for Editing 00:03:56
    5. View Option Shortcuts 00:03:03
    6. Slide Show Shortcuts 00:01:54
    7. Light Table Shortcuts 00:03:02
    8. Speeding Up the Performance of Expression Media 00:04:03
    9. Final Comments & Credits 00:00:29