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I have been using the Expression Studio 3 for only a day or two, but I have played with Expression Studio 2 before and was frustrated with Expression Design. Let me first say, I am NOT a designer, so I am not familiar with Adobe Photoshop for image editing either. The limited image manipulation I have done has been in Paint.NET.

I’ve never had a problem putting a drop shadow on some text, until I tried to do it in Expression Design. Last night, however, I figured it out. So I put some text on an image.

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If you collapse the “Appearance” box, you’ll see the “Effects” box below.

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And the little “fx” button with an arrow next to it.

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When you click on the arrow, choose “Effects” –> “Drop Shadow”.

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And viola!

 

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I hope this helps someone get past a small hump in learning curve for Expression Design 3. I am now able to use it for most of the stuff I do (which ain’t much, let me tell you).

Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 5:10 PM | Back to top


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