IN THIS MONTH'S EDITION...
  • The editors of PC Pro have recently voted Xara Designer Pro X9 ‘Software of the Year’ in their annual Excellence Awards, beating titles from Microsoft and Adobe into the bargain! PC Pro is the most influential computer title in the UK, so we’re happy - and we hope their confidence is reflected in your experience of our flagship title. You can find out more and link to their recent review below.

  • If you haven’t yet upgraded your copy of Web Designer Premium to v9 then don’t miss our short discount offer. It’s a second chance for v8 owners to upgrade at a bargain price - but for the first time we’re also extending the offer to owners of v7 and older, and owners of the classic version of Web Designer. Plus we're offering a massive 60% off MAGIX Photostory 2013 in the few days before we launch a new version, so if you want to create some cool photo slideshows seize the moment!

  • As usual we have several new tutorials including an intro to photo background erase for owners of Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro. Plus on the Xara Xone you’ll find a whole host of illustration and online presentation tips in their two new tutorials, more information below.

  • Don’t miss our other news including French, Dutch and Spanish v9 releases and Inspirational Art on your favorite theme!

  PC PRO EXCELLENCE AWARDS
  INSPIRATIONAL ART // CARS & PLANES
Our pick of images on a theme of cars and planes. - Find out more
  UPGRADE OFFER // WEB DESIGNER 9 PREMIUM
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.

Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • stygg2003 was very quick off the mark in posting work created using the free vector shapes added to the Xara Xone’s Free Stuff this month, and very nice it is too! Let’s see more of your work using the free stuff and tutorial techniques!

  • There have been two recent Drop Cap challenges with a number of fine entries, why don’t you have a go this month. The Drop Cap Challenge and the Decorative Drop Cap.

  • Minimalist Poster for October: Guess the movie from Acorn's clue and provide your own poster in the Minimalist Poster October 2013 thread.

  MOVIE NEWS

Don’t forget we’ve got lots of short demo movies on xara.com, and we’re adding to them all the time. Click on the links below and select the New category to see the latest, or select Movies in your Help menu at any time.

Designer Pro |  Photo & Graphic Designer
Page & Layout Designer |  Web Designer
  FEATURED TUTORIAL // PHOTO & GRAPHIC DESIGNER // DESIGNER PRO

Erasing Backgrounds and Combining Photos
  OTHER NEWS
MAGIX Music Maker 2014
We’ve just added the new MAGIX Music Maker 2014 and Music Maker 2014 Premium to the Xara site and shop. You can buy them right now on the Xara site.
MAGIX Music Maker 2014
MAGIX Music Maker 2014 Premium

Dutch, French & Spanish v9
MAGIX has just released the Dutch, French & Spanish language versions of Photo & Graphic Designer 9, Web Designer 9 and Page & Layout Designer 9. You can buy them right now on the MAGIX sites.
Xara Designer NL - Meer Info
Xara Designer FR - Plus d'infos
Xara Designer ES - Más información

Xara News, As It Happens
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  HINTS & TIPS
Single/Multi Page View

If you are working on a multi-page document in any recent version of the Xara Designer titles, it's easy to change from multi-page to single page view. Simply right click on the document and then select / unselect 'Multiple page view'.
  PRESS REVIEWS
"...its ability to handle both Illustrator-like vectors and Photoshop-like illustrations, particularly when combined with its price, makes the application an appealing choice for those who need to work with both media types."

Xara Photo and Graphic Designer 9 reviewed by Techbyter.com
  MAGIX OFFER // PHOTOSTORY ON DVD 2013 DELUXE
  IN THE XARA XONE THIS MONTH...
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