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Certification for Expression Design

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Certification for Expression Design


This excellent Expression Design course you will discover the magic of Microsoft Expression Design. During the course you will 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. The course has been created by an expert instructor with years of experience, as you can imagine, you will be given an abundance of insider knowledge and tips.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Bring your text to life as you learn how to type text on a curve
  • See how the Pen tool works, and learn some advanced Pen tool techniques
  • Find out how to affect the opacity of objects
  • Discover how to create the appearance of metal using gradients
  • Learn how to create a simple gel button perfect for your next “user interface” project in just two minutes

Meet the Instructor:

Jesse Brown is a passionate, hardworking 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.

Course Outline:

  • 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

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Expression Design certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What are requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

What careers can I get with this qualification?

With this qualification, you are able to fulfil various roles, such as:

  • Graphic design
  • Videography
  • Art and design
  • Business design

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide any software with this course.

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 33
1: Introducing the Workspace
1. Exploring the Artboard
2. Using the Selection Tools
3. Using the Paint Brush & the Pen Tools
4. Using the Shape & Text Tools
5. Using the Gradient & Fill Transform Tools
6. Using Start Point, Reverse Path & Scissor Tools
7. The Eyedropper, Hand Tool & Zoom Features
8. Introducing the Properties Panel
9. Using Blend Modes
10. Using Layers
2: Getting to Know the Panels
1. Exploring the Layers Panel
2. Creating & Editing Shapes
3. Editing Gradients
4. Adding a Curved Shape to the Icon
5. Cloning a Shape
6. Aligning Using the Action Bar
3: Using Shapes & Layers
1. Setting Up Our Document
2. Adjusting Shapes with Guide Lines & Blend Modes
3. Using the Ellipse & Polygon Tools
4. Using the Group Selection Tool
5. Working with Text & the Font Gallery
4: Using & Creating Strokes
1. Using Bitmap Strokes
2. Using the Eraser Blend Mode
3. Create Shadows Using Gradients & Shapes
4. Creating a Sample Vector Stroke
5. Stacking & Pasting Layers
6. Creating a Freeform Stroke
5: Defining Strokes & Xaml Export
1. Using Bitmap Strokes
2. Using the Eraser Blend Mode
3. Create Shadows Using Gradients & Shapes
4. Creating a Sample Vector Stroke
5. Stacking & Pasting Layers
6. Creating a Freeform Strok
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