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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 Total Training for Microsoft Expression Design training series, 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.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Graphic designers
  • Videographer
  • Artists
  • Business designers
  • Creatives
  • Designers

Course outline

This course is comprised of the following modules:

  • Module 01: Introducing The Workspace
  • Module 02: Getting to know the panels
  • Module 03: Using Shapes & Layers
  • Module 04: Using & Creating Strokes
  • Module 05: Defining Strokes & XAML Export

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment: 

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed. 


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Expression Design.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT. 

Career Path: 

You can now streamline the production time which you spend on designing and use this software to effectively make use of the tools built in-house within the application. Save time and energy and keep to those tight deadlines which seem always hard to meet. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Graphic designers – £21,956 per annum
  • Video Editor – £23,994 per annum
  • Videographer – £23,073 per annum
  • Digital Designer – £24,870 per annum
  • 3d Artist – £25,524 per annum
  • Web Designer – £22,921 per annum

Presenter Information: 

Jesse Brown is a passionate, hard working designer whose passion is contagious. His background in construction helps him have a “big picture” sensibility and see a project through to completion. As a freelance designer, Jesse has had the opportunity to craft unique Web sites, logos, and illustrations. Jesse’s calm demeanor and keen design sense are why his skills are in high demand on projects for Sony, Microsoft, Pioneer, Purina, Mitsubishi, Alpine, Monster Cable, Big Fish Worldwide, Wild Oats, and more.


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Course Curriculum

Expression Design FREE 00:00:00
1. Exploring the Artboard 00:00:00
2. Using the Selection Tools 00:00:00
3. Using the Paint Brush & the Pen Tools 00:00:00
4. Using the Shape & Text Tools 00:00:00
5. Using the Gradient & Fill Transform Tools 00:00:00
6. Using Start Point, Reverse Path & Scissor Tools 00:00:00
7. The Eyedropper, Hand Tool & Zoom Features 00:00:00
8. Introducing the Properties Panel 00:00:00
9. Using Blend Modes 00:00:00
10. Using Layers 00:00:00
1. Exploring the Layers Panel 00:00:00
2. Creating & Editing Shapes 00:00:00
3. Editing Gradients 00:00:00
4. Adding a Curved Shape to the Icon 00:00:00
5. Cloning a Shape 00:00:00
6. Aligning Using the Action Bar 00:00:00
1. Setting Up Our Document 00:00:00
2. Adjusting Shapes with Guide Lines & Blend Modes 00:00:00
3. Using the Ellipse & Polygon Tools 00:00:00
4. Using the Group Selection Tool 00:00:00
5. Working with Text & the Font Gallery 00:00:00
1. Using Bitmap Strokes 00:00:00
2. Using the Eraser Blend Mode 00:00:00
3. Create Shadows Using Gradients & Shapes 00:00:00
4. Creating a Sample Vector Stroke 00:00:00
5. Stacking & Pasting Layers 00:00:00
6. Creating a Freeform Stroke 00:00:00
1. Using Bitmap Strokes 00:00:00
2. Using the Eraser Blend Mode 00:00:00
3. Create Shadows Using Gradients & Shapes 00:00:00
4. Creating a Sample Vector Stroke 00:00:00
5. Stacking & Pasting Layers 00:00:00
6. Creating a Freeform Strok 00:00:00

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