• After 15 years at the center of the Xara community, Gary Priester retires this month from the Xara Xone. We know that very many Xara users have been encouraged, inspired and instructed by Gary's tutorials and workbooks over the years, including many artists who have started from scratch and now regularly feature in the Xara Gallery and Inspirational Art. So this month the Outsider has a Gary Priester theme, featuring Art and Tutorials from the guru. And we'd like to say a big thank you to Gary from Xara and the Xara community.

    TalkGraphics regulars will be pleased to hear that he will continue in his role at TG. And Xara Xone? Well, we couldn't let the great resource that Gary has built up slip from view, so from January the irrepressible Gary Bouton will be taking on the mantle.

  • There's an offer bonanza this month - it is Christmas after all! There are great value bundle offers on Photo & Graphic Designer, Designer Pro and Web Designer - find out more below. Plus there's a huge discount offer on all MAGIX titles, starting 21st December, so the Christmas holiday looks like a good opportunity to try your hand at creating movies (Movie Edit Pro) or music (Music Maker) to name just two examples!

A selection of images from Gary Priester to mark his retirement from the Xara Xone, including many images not previously seen on the Xone or TalkGraphics.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month: TalkGraphics
  • Have you created something with a Xara product but didn’t share it with the rest of us. It's never too late to join in our Xara Art Gallery Forum .
  • When was the last time you had a go at the scribble challenge? If you don't remember then why not get scribbling in our December Scribble Challenge.
New Tutorial & Movie Index
We've created a new section of the Xara site that we hope will be a huge help for anyone learning to use our software. The new support index includes links to all movies, tutorials and other help resources from Xara and third parties (including all the Xara Xone tutorials). Listed by product but also with a search feature. And we'll continue to expand it in the coming months.
The Tutorial & Movie Index

Widget Guide Update
Our Widget Guide provides help on a wide variety of widgets that can be used with Designer Pro, Web Designer and Web Designer Premium. We've updated it this month to cover the extra widgets available in Widget Pack 1 (under Eyecatcher Widgets).
Visit The Widget Guide
Widget Pack 1

Xara Galleries Updated
There's a new artist in the Xara Art Gallery this month, we've just added the work of relative Xara newcomer Rik Datta. Don't forget there's a Website Gallery too, showing sites created in Web Designer and Designer Pro.
Visit The Xara Gallery Now
Visit The Website Gallery Now

Xara News, As It Happens
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"Xara Designer Pro’s remarkable features help make your work remarkable too."

Xara Designer Pro reviewed by TopTenREVIEWS (Bronze Award).

"An excellent design program."

Photo & Graphic Designer 7 reviewed and awarded 5 stars and a 'Try It' recommendation by Computeractive .
Gary's Top Tips

You can check out Gary Priester's list of all time favorite tips and tricks from the XaraXone.
SuperGreenGamer creates a YouTube layout with attitude using Xara Designer Pro 7.

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