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Remove Backgrounds From Images With Office 2010!
November 11, 2009 – 11:13 am | 2 Comments | 14136 views
Remove Backgrounds From Images With Office 2010!

The upcoming release of Office 2010 from Microsoft has a cool feature that helps you to remove backgrounds from images. Now you can cut yourself out of a picture and place it into your Visio diagrams, while the background details show through!

Super Mask Visio Clipping Shape
November 28, 2008 – 4:39 pm | 12 Comments | 25930 views
Super Mask Visio Clipping Shape

Download a Visio SmartShape that allows you to mask/clip your drawings and diagrams. You can temporarily highlight just a particular portion of the drawing without being distracted by the rest of the details.

Importing Images as Backgrounds for Tracing
April 16, 2008 – 12:30 am | 10 Comments | 41475 views
Importing Images as Backgrounds for Tracing

Learn some helpful techniques for importing bitmap images into Visio, then creating shapes and diagrams by tracing over them.

Lens Flare & Highlight Shapes – Bling Bling!
April 6, 2008 – 9:55 pm | 3 Comments | 23798 views
Lens Flare & Highlight Shapes – Bling Bling!

Make your Visio shapes and diagrams glisten and shine with these flare and highlight shapes. Bling! Bling!

How to Draw Glass in Visio
March 18, 2008 – 6:31 pm | 11 Comments | 40711 views
How to Draw Glass in Visio

Learn how to create see-through, shiny glass effects using basic, end-user features of Visio!

SmartShape Tutorial: Fading Trees
December 3, 2007 – 8:51 pm | 11 Comments | 31630 views
SmartShape Tutorial: Fading Trees

Learn how to create interesting visual effects while uncovering the capabilities of Visio’s ShapeSheet and the Smart Shapes it enables you to create. This article shows you how to create a wintry scene with Smart Trees that fade into the distance as you reduce their size.

VB Visio Drawing
June 8, 2007 – 3:14 am | 6 Comments | 30117 views
VB Visio Drawing

Download aluminum can and bottle shapes that you can customize with your own logos, and have a laugh while doing it!

The Hidden World of Visio Shapes
September 5, 2006 – 8:30 pm | 72 Comments | 309184 views
The Hidden World of Visio Shapes

Learn about the many different ways you can cause Visio shapes, or parts of Visio shapes to become invisible.