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  • author  Ted LoCascio  /  released on  Apr 19, 2008
    Microsoft Expression Design on Demand Product Description

    Microsoft Expression Design on Demand





    • Create, open, and save Expression Design documents

    • Navigate documents easily by zooming and scrolling

    • Understand how to use the Expression Design interface controls

    • Align objects by snapping to grids, guides, and points

    • Select objects, path segments, and points with the various selection making tools

    • Arrange, align, distribute, and stack objects on the artboard

    • Control object visibility and position using Layers panel controls

    • Draw shapes and paths using the various drawing tools, such as the Pen, B-spline, and Polyline tools

    • Apply object attributes such as fills, strokes, and effects

    • Incorporate bitmap images and graphics into your designs

    • Create and format editable text objects

    • Export in various formats such as XAML, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, and PDF

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  • author  Sara Froehlich, Marc Campbell  /  released on  Jan 26, 2008
    Microsoft Expression Design Step by Step Product Description

    The smart way to learn Microsoft Expression Design one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, and hands-on exercises to master the fundamentals of creating professional-looking designs and illustrations with the powerful tools that Expression Design delivers. 

    You will learn how to produce high-quality effects by using the Live Effects feature, how to use a variety of brush types, and how to work with vector images. With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! 

    Includes an easy-search companion CD with files for practicing the book s lessons, a complete eBook, and more!

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  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Oct 22, 2009 (7 months ago)
    In this tutorial Timmy Kokke shows how to create a smoke effect like the one used in the Silverlight Logo.Image

    There are some techniques to render smoke by using 3D modeling software. But creating this effect in a tool like Expression Design is easier than it looks.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Oct 05, 2009 (8 months ago)
    ImageIn this tutorial Timmy Kokke shows how to create lines like those on the picture in Expression Design.
  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Oct 05, 2009 (8 months ago)
    Gavin Wignall explains about the three main options of importing artwork and graphics into Expression Blend 3.
    The 3 main options are through:
    • Expression Design
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator

    All 3 routes allow vector shapes, element names and Text to be brought through safely.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 23, 2009 (11 months ago)
    For those of you who get confused by the plethora of Expression family products (Blend, Encoder, Web, Design, Media, Studio), here is one post written by Mike Ormond with purpose to try and simplify things as well as to provide a “jump-start” for some of the individual tools.

    Starting from the beginning, Expression is our brand for more “design” oriented products (as distinct from Visual Studio as our brand for development related products). Now that’s a gross oversimplification and it would probably take roughly 2s to shoot holes in it but I like simple things and I like buckets so there you go. The Expression tools are currently at version 2 (in fact most, if not all, are v2 Sp1). Version 3 is imminent.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jun 16, 2009 (more than a year ago)

    If you are a developer and you are familiar of WPF or Silverlight, you may have wished you had a better sense of design to really take advantage of XAML and create a visually compelling app. A new Design for Developer series has been started and you can watch the first installment here.

    Learn more about Balance, a principle of design that will help you achieve harmony in your designs and compositions. You will learn more about Balance while exploring Expression Design.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 21, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Alex Knight has posted a few useful tips and tricks when working with vectors in Expression Design.

    Shine is the oldest vector trick going around but it can add an element of realism to any graphic and it’s ever so easy.
    There are a few different types on shine you can add to an object, the first is a flat shine, add this to your logos and other object to give a flat yet glass appeal.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 08, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Alex Knight has a great tutorial in which he shows how to create a button that looks as if it has a fire lurking inside. The tutorial uses both Expression Design and Expression Blend.

    For this tutorial we will start off in Expression Design to create the graphics for the button, then we will move into Expression Blend to create the button template and animate it.

  • 0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  May 06, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Andrew Duthie experienced a problem while trying to cut and paste XAML from Blend and he decided to explain it in a little tip in order to save the readers from some troubles.

    I mentioned in my previous post that I’m working on a cool application (will be revealed in less than 2 weeks) that’s finally giving me the opportunity to spend some quality time with Silverlight 2.

    In addition to the aforementioned web service interaction, the application naturally makes use of the animation support in Silverlight for some nice interactivity. I created some custom elements for the UI using Expression Design, exported the XAML into Expression Blend, and then animated the UI elements appropriately.

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