• Many of you have already benefited from our Xmas offers, but they're not over yet. We've just started an offer on our download products including Web Designer, Xara3D and template pack 1 (ends 4th Jan). Plus there's another chance to buy the favorite MAGIX product among Xara owners, Movie Edit Pro (ends 5th Jan). More below.

  • It's another month of double art - Inspirational Art on a theme of cameras and a seasonal group show in the Xara Xone, find out more below.

  • We're in the process of revising all our previous tutorials to V6, this month we revisit the topics of creating text on a curve (and around a circle) and photo collages.

  • This month we have part 2 of our template poll, this one for Web Designer and Designer Pro owners. Help us make decisions on future web themes by taking part in our one minute poll, link below.

  • Plus we have our regular features including Xara Xone and TalkGraphics news and featured movies.

  • And finally we at Xara would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and the best of luck for 2011.
Here's a topic that inspires the masters of photo realistic art. And no, none of these images are photos!

Plus don't miss the new drop down menu that lets you browse thru all past issues.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
OFFER: MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus
Movie Edit Pro is a great way for Xara customers to create better presentations, so grab yourself a bargain – offer ends 5th January 2011.
Find out more.

Watch illustrations from Daniel Will-Harris
Here's something different: Designer & typographer Daniel Will-Harris has been using Xara to design watch faces inspired by Japanese architecture.
Find out more.

Xara Gallery Update
We've continued to update the Gallery on xara.com, with some great new examples from Vjekoslav Ranec and updated examples from José Campoy.
Visit the Xara Gallery.

Xara News, As It Happens
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Replace Photos (PGD, DP & WD V6 only)

Did you know you can replace photos in a design by dragging image files from Windows Explorer and dropping them onto the images. All copies of the image on the page are replaced unless you hold CTRL while replacing.

If you're an owner of Web Designer 6 or Designer Pro 6, then you can help us to decide what sort of templates to create in the future by telling us which of the current web themes is your favorite.
As promised we have more new movies covering V6 features – these include text repel around objects, using the text tool, web pages and website templates, spell checking, find & replace text, brightness levels, NavBars & menus, photo galleries and sketch mode.

You will find them in the NEW category of our movies page.

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