A great many people use Xara Xtreme as their primary and often sole graphics tool to create all
their web graphics (as do we of course - all graphics on all Xara websites are created entirely in
Xara Xtreme and Webstyle). So we thought we'd give this month's issue of the Outsider a web
We've recently made some new web graphics templates available for Webstyle - template pack 5. And also a limited-time offer on Webstyle itself, which is the easiest way of creating great looking web graphics - without actually having to draw or design anything!
At the other end of the scale, we have some stunning new images, both as Outsider inspirational art and in our new screenshot gallery. There are some truly talented artists creating wonderful images with Xara Xtreme.
We've recently announced the release of 0.7 as the stable version and recommend that you update to this version if you have not already. http://www.xaraxtreme.org/download/
And we've created a new screenshot gallery: http://www.xaraxtreme.org/about/screenshots.html
All of these drawings were produced on the Windows version, but it graphically demonstrates the huge variety of styles and work that Xara users create with Xara Xtreme. It also shows that the Linux version is now fully capable of loading all these files.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs. Our pick of top talk this month:
These are two of the most commonly required key shortcuts. Hold the Alt key down while in the Selector Tool. The mouse-pointer changes to an upside down pointer, and each time you click it will select the next document 'under' in the stack of objects.
You can also select an object inside a group (something you can't do with most other illustration software) by holding Ctrl while in the Selector Tool. Click on the object and it's selected inside the group.
If all else fails change to outline mode and click directly on the object's outline - you can still use Ctrl to select object inside groups.
Template Pack 5 offers some great new page layouts and heading designs for owners of Webstyle 4:
Check them out
Do you have your own website?
If you've ever wondered what Webstyle can do, then check out this movie. It shows how to create stunning banner ads in a few clicks - just one of the graphic types that Webstyle can handle with ease. Click here to view.