Reflecting on reflections

Let’s take a moment to ponder a banner image. It’s kind of bland. And not too much going on. By the way, that font I’m using is called ‘Pupcat’. Let’s do a couple of things to spice the banner up a bit and make it more appealing. We will add a texture to the background…

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Creating cool effects with the attribute dropper

In the last blog post we briefly talked about the attribute dropper tool   which allows you to copy styles from a source object to a target object. The way to use it is to hover the mouse pointer over the source object, which is the object you want to copy styles from, click and…

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Applying Styles within Expression Design

When I first started using ED, it wasn’t immediately clear to me how to save a style and then apply it later. What I mean by this is let’s say I have an object, a circle, among a whole page of circles that I’ve set my stroke width, color and a gradient fill with custom…

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Expression Design FAQs

The Official Microsoft Expression website contains great information on the Expression studio products and frequently asked questions (FAQs). Here are some additional FAQs taken directly from customer interaction with the product. These FAQs assume you already know about those linked above. Check back often as the FAQ list here will be updated frequently. Q: How…

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Let’s talk about masks

Masks or masking is the ability to show the content of one picture within the confines of another. Imagine you have a large photo and you want to take a portion of that photo and put it in a nice wooden frame that you bought. You have two objects, the photo and the frame. If you place the frame over…

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SP1 for Design is here!

Greetings designers! Have we got something that’s sure to make you salivate all over your light table – Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Expression Design is finally here! Well, not here here, like not on this blogsite, but as sure as you can click a mouse button you can get it by clicking here! There’s…

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