Firstly we'd like to say a big thank you to every one who sent entries to the new contest. We soon
realized it was going to be very difficult to choose from such a variety of styles and ideas,
but somehow we've narrowed it down to just 5 for the shortlist, which you can see below. Please
vote for your favorite, which we'll announce next month. And see below for details of this month's
new challenge - it's your chance for Outsider glory and a $100 credit to your Xara
account (or a choice of current Xara or MAGIX software).
Xara Xtreme 4 owners shouldn't miss the patch for the V4 CD, see below. We recommend that all CD owners download and install it.
This month's exceptional Inspirational Artist is new to the Outsider. Regulars at TalkGraphics may have seen the work of Gray before, but we feel this deserves a wider audience.
This month's Outsider has a photo theme, including two tutorials that we hope will help you get more from the new Photo tool in Xtreme 4.
No, it's not a photo! Check out this photo realistic drawing masterpiece from Gray.
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We've shortlisted 5 entries from last month's 3D extrude competition. Click the link below to vote for your favorite.
With the Olympics very much in our mind, we've decided to make ' torches' this month's theme. We've picked a few examples from the web to set you thinking, but don't let that limit your ideas in any way. You can use any Xtreme tool, mix vector and bitmap, 3D and 2D or even make it animated if you wish!
Find out more and enter competition