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Overview

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.

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Table of Contents

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING THE WORKSPACE

Introduction

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00:01:39

Exploring the Artboard

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00:03:45

Using the Selection Tools

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00:01:35

Using the Paint Brush & the Pen Tools

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00:03:31

Using the Shape & Text Tools

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00:02:34

Using the Gradient & Fill Transform Tools

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00:02:31

Using Start Point, Reverse Path & Scissor Tools

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00:02:44

The Eyedropper, Hand Tool & Zoom Features

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00:03:26

Introducing the Properties Panel

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00:05:26

Using Blend Modes

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00:03:30

Using Layers

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00:01:26

CHAPTER 2: GETTING TO KNOW THE PANELS

Introduction

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00:00:16

Exploring the Layers Panel

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00:03:16

Creating & Editing Shapes

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00:04:47

Editing Gradients

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00:05:49

Adding a Curved Shape to the Icon

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00:04:30

Cloning a Shape

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00:05:29

Aligning Using the Action Bar

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CHAPTER 3: USING SHAPES & LAYERS

Introduction

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00:00:36

Setting Up Our Document

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00:04:11

Adjusting Shapes with Guide Lines & Blend Modes

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00:09:18

Using the Ellipse & Polygon Tools

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00:05:32

Using the Group Selection Tool

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00:04:19

Working with Text & the Font Gallery

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CHAPTER 4: USING & CREATING STROKES

Introduction

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00:00:25

Using Bitmap Strokes

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00:06:07

Using the Eraser Blend Mode

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00:03:35

Create Shadows Using Gradients & Shapes

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00:08:32

Creating a Sample Vector Stroke

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00:07:38

Stacking & Pasting Layers

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Creating a Freeform Stroke

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CHAPTER 5: DEFINING STROKES & XAML EXPORT

Introduction

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Making Unique Vector Strokes

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00:06:34

Creating Dynamic Strokes

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Editing Existing Vector Strokes

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00:03:34

Creating Image Objects

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Creating Image Strokes

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Exploring Live Effects

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00:02:58

Exporting XAML

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00:03:53

Final Comments & Credits

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00:01:56

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