Green Slime – Just in Time for Halloween

This is another one of those “How do you do that in Expression Design?” blogs. Consider the following goo: It’s green, bubbly, disgusting and was drawn completely in Expression Design using a combination of different live effects. It’s really easy to draw when you know what effects to apply, so all you have to do…

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Clarification: Pressure Sensitivity in Expression Design

We have recently been able to clarify a confusing topic regarding pressure sensitivity support in Expression Design. The topic has come up in the forums a couple of times and we finally wanted to put this question to rest once and for all: Does Expression Design 2 and above support pressure sensitivity, even on a…

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Troubleshooting Expression Design Setup problems

Lately we are seeing more setup issues with Expression Design on the Expression Design forum than we normally do. The intention of this article is to assist you as much as possible if you do have a setup issue. If the issue cannot be resolved  here on the blog, then this article will help you…

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Troubleshooting Startup Issues with Expression Design 1 and 2

Recently I wrote an article which describes in detail troubleshooting steps to resolve problems one may encounter when attempting to launch Microsoft Expression Design. I’m also publishing here on the support blog to make people more aware of how to troubleshoot Expression Design startup issues. Problem: Expression Design locks up, hangs or crashes while in…

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Seeing Through Your Transparency Problem

The question has been asked several times on the forums as to how you can take an existing bitmap image, bring it into Expression Design, and designate the areas or colors that you want to be transparent, then export as a web-safe file. So let’s talk about transparencies and how you accomplish this. Annie Ford…

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The Industrial Strength Blog

I know it’s been a while since the last blog post and I apologize. I’ve been writing another round of training and tending to some studies for another product that I will be supporting. I will still be supporting Expression Design and producing blogs and podcasts on this most excellent application, however. I’ve got some…

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Podcast 4 – Design 2: The Slice Tool

In this Microsoft Expression Podcast we’ll be taking a look at one of the new features in Expression Design 2, the Slice tool! This podcast covers general usage of the slicing tool and how it can be beneficial to the graphic designer. Podcast 4 – Design 2: The Slice Tool Total Time (minutes/seconds): 10:23 File…

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Working with hand-drawn art in Expression Design

It’s just as easy to work with your hand-drawn art in Expression Design as it is any other well-established vector drawing program. Perhaps more so with Expression Design because of the simplicity of the user interface. In this blog entry I’ll go through a step by step process of bringing a piece of my hand…

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Digital Numbers

This is a sort of different post – this one contains content. Digital numbers in a .Design file free to download and use as you see fit. Enjoy! Click to download digital_numbers.zip File Size: 14.58 KB Preview:

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