• It’s holiday time for many of you so we have some ideas to help you fill the time!

  • Why not try your hand at creating your own music, either recording or composing on the computer, with the help of one of the MAGIX audio titles. They are all on special offer this week, no less than 50% off! More info below.

  • Or you can hone your skills by following one of the many tutorials from the Outsider or Xara Xone. New this month, how to create an online presentation, how to import and edit your hand drawn cartoons (for creating cartoons using Designer don’t miss our featured movie!), and how to make those text messages on fabrics such as T Shirts look right. More below.

  • Inspirational Art took a holiday during the v9 launches but is back this month with our pick of recent great examples from TalkGraphics to encourage you to visit the gallery, or even better, post your own work!

A selection of recent highlights from the Xara Art Gallery on TalkGraphics. - Find out more
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.

Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • With over 380 threads and 2,900 posts, the Xara Art Gallery is a great place to show your work, but don't forget that there is also a separate Web Gallery where you can show off / get feedback on your websites created with Xara software.

  • You still have a week or so to contribute to the August scribble challenge and August minimal poster.


Wow! Don't miss this great speed drawing movie by Denis Sazhin (Centaurus on TalkGraphics), as he shows you how he creates an icon.

Creating a Website Presentation
Last v9 Launch Offers End This Weekend
Our introductory offer on upgrades from Xara Designer Pro X (v8) to the new Designer Pro X9, and the launch offer on new copies of Xara Page & Layout Designer end on 31st August 2013!
Upgrade offer Designer Pro X9
Launch offer Page Layout Designer 9

Free v9 Patches
We’re released several v9 updates in the last few weeks. If you already own v9 then these updates are free, make sure you have the latest by selecting Help > Update within the program. You can find details on our support site.
Click here for additional details

Bonus Xara Xone Tutorial: Packaging and Perspective
Gary added an extra tutorial to the Xara Xone after the Outsider was sent out last month, here it is if you missed it!
Packaging and Perspective Tutorial

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Right Click Menus

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"The latest incarnation, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9, does not disappoint. It provides even more powerful photo editing, vector drawing and compositing tools at a rock bottom price."

"All in all, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 is a strong offering that builds on the solid foundation of the Xara engine. There is nothing like it for the price!"

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