Expression Media

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Overview Get your digital assets in order with Microsoft Expression Media. Hosted by Nick Wilcox-Brown, this video series teaches you …


Get your digital assets in order with Microsoft Expression Media. Hosted by Nick Wilcox-Brown, this video series teaches you how to organize and catalog your entire library of digital files for easy retrieval and presentation. Sorting out your files just got easier! With Total Training for Microsoft Expression Media, you’ll learn how to rank and rate your files, add metadata and copyright information, and output your digital assets to an HTML gallery.

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?
  • Course outline
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  • Graphic designers
  • Videographer
  • Artists
  • Business designers
  • Creatives
  • Designers

This course is comprised of the following modules:

Part 1

  • Module 01: Overview & Importing assets
  • Module 02: Organizing & viewing assets
  • Module 03: Adding Annotations
  • Module 04: Advanced organization of assets
  • Module 05: Filtering & editing

Part 2

  • Module 01: Publishing & Proofing
  • Module 02: Interfacing with other applications
  • Module 03: Slide show & Backup

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. 

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 Media.

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

This course will teach you to understand how to best order your digital assets in an effective manner using this software. Effectively organise the digital files which you possess and sort them out more easily. By using this software you can easily retrieve your digital files and catalog them according to your needs. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to, 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

Nick is a European photographer with a passion for the technical side of the discipline. He started out at a local magazine in Dorset, England and quickly moved into the mainstream after covering a major story on an isolated population of giant elephants in the remote west of Nepal.

Over the last 15 years, his work has appeared in a wide range of books and magazines. In recent years he has combined interesting advertising commissions with consultancy and training services to major names in the photographic industry. He is known for his lively but informative presentations and a variety of technical articles on software and photographic topics. 


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Course Curriculum

Expression Media FREE 00:00:00
Part 01
1. Introducing Expression Media
2. Setting Up the Preferences
3. Importing Files
4. Importing from a Disk or Camera
5. Renaming Images
6. Using Auto-Update
1. Viewing the Interface
2. Sorting, Viewing & Playing Media
3. Setting View Options
4. Viewing Individual Layers from .PSD Files
1. Introducing Metadata
2. Creating a Metadata Template
3. Annotating Images
4. Cataloging Annotated Images
5. Inline Editing
6. Using the Vocabulary Editor
7. Understanding Field Names
8. Adding Custom Fields
9. Synching Annotations
1. Introducing Metadata
2. Working with Catalog Sets
3. Transferring Files
4. Creating Sub Catalogs
5. Resetting the Capture Date & Time
1. Filtering Media Files
2. Searching for Images
3. Working with Image Editing Features
4. Converting Image Files
5. Working with the Light Table
Part 02
1. Emailing Images
2. Creating Contact Sheets & Printing
3. Using the PDF Maker
4. Exporting Data
5. Exporting XML
6. Exporting to a Web Gallery
7. Using the Media Reader
1. Working with Mail, Acrobat® & QuickTime®
2. Working with Photoshop® CS3
3. Working with Helper Applications
4. Working with Camera Raw
5. Exploring the Camera Raw Converted Images
6. Working with Capture One™
7. Creating a CD for a Client
1. Running a Slide Show
2. Backing Up the Assets
3. Reviewing Important Tips
4. Creating Metadata Templates
5. Creating Project Templates
6. Final Comments & Credits

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