The Official Microsoft Expression Design Support Team Blog

The weblog of the Microsoft Expression Design support team

Green Slime – Just in Time for Halloween

This is another one of those “How do you do that in Expression Design?” blogs. Consider the...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 10/13/2009

Color’s off when viewed on the web? It could be Browser Gamma Correction, not Expression Design

I’ve seen a few posts from people saying their colors did not match from Expression Design version 1...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 07/29/2009

Clarification: Pressure Sensitivity in Expression Design

We have recently been able to clarify a confusing topic regarding pressure sensitivity support in...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 07/17/2009

Troubleshooting Expression Design Setup problems

Lately we are seeing more setup issues with Expression Design on the Expression Design forum than we...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 07/08/2009

Troubleshooting Startup Issues with Expression Design 1 and 2

Recently I wrote an article which describes in detail troubleshooting steps to resolve problems one...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 11/19/2008

Seeing Through Your Transparency Problem

The question has been asked several times on the forums as to how you can take an existing bitmap...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 09/03/2008

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...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 07/18/2008

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...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 05/16/2008

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...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 04/22/2008

Digital Numbers

This is a sort of different post - this one contains content. Digital numbers in a .Design file free...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 04/18/2008

Regular blogging to resume

Hello, all! I have been out of pocket writing internal support training for version 2 of Expression...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 04/14/2008

Podcast 3 - Animation in Expression (Part 2)

In this Microsoft Expression Podcast we'll be taking a look at some simple animation, starting with...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 04/11/2008

Let's walkthrough some paths

In the last regular blog I mentioned that we would examine some pathing operations in Expression...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 01/29/2008

Podcast 2 - Animation in Expression (Part 1)

In this Microsoft Expression Podcast we'll be taking a look at some simple animation, starting with...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 01/25/2008

"I have an MSDN subscription - why can't I download Expression Studio?"

I need to post this because I've gotten this question in email a few times. The information here was...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 01/09/2008

You Need an alignment adjustment

One of the first things that frustrated me about Expression Design was the (seemingly) lack of...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 01/04/2008

Podcast 1 - Workflow: From Expression Design to Expression Blend

This is the first Microsoft Expression Design video podcast. This is a re-rendered and re-worked...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 12/13/2007

Different Strokes

I was going through the help files for Expression Design recently. They contain a lot of great...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 11/28/2007

Making waves about ripples

Let's do some more special effects. Today's blog post will discuss how we can take some ordinary...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 11/08/2007

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...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 10/30/2007

Creating cool effects with the attribute dropper

.style1 { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; } In the last blog post we...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 10/30/2007

Applying Styles within Expression Design

.style1 { margin: 10px; } .style2 { font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; } .style3 {...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 10/24/2007

Expression Design FAQs

The Official Microsoft Expression website contains great information on the Expression studio...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 10/22/2007

Let's talk about masks

Masks or masking is the ability to show the content of one picture within the confines of another....

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 10/22/2007

SP1 for Design is here!

Greetings designers! Have we got something that's sure to make you salivate all over your light...

Author: Will Buffington [MSFT] Date: 10/18/2007