This tutorial will show you how to create Area Text, also known as Text in a Path. Area Text allows you to constrain text within the area of a closed path or object.
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This tutorial will teach you how to remove text from a path. We will use Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer’s Release Text function to separate previously attached text.
There are two ways you can add text to a path. The first is to create the path and text separately, then combine them. The second way is to type the text directly onto the path. In our previous tutorial, we explored the first method and combined separate text and path. This guide will show you how to add text directly onto a path.
This tutorial will teach you how to attach text to a path. A path can be either a complicated B-spline curve, a simple object path, or text that has been converted to a path. We will use text on a path to add an a bit of flair to an imaginary advertising piece.
We’ll show you how to turn bitmapped photos or images into vector artwork using the Auto Trace command. The Auto Trace feature converts bitmapped pixels into vector paths, allowing you to edit the image using vector tools or simply to create an interesting visual effect.
Formerly codenamed “Acrylic”, Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer is Microsoft’s exciting venture into the world of graphic design and illustration software. It is based on the Creature House Expression 3 vector graphics software developed by Creature House (later acquired by Microsoft).