• Version 6 of Xara Xtreme and Xtreme Pro has arrived! We have new names, a completely new look and plenty of new features!

    We list some of the key new features of V6 below and of course you can find full information on xara.com, plus there are more details in Gary Priester's Xara Xone preview, which is our featured tutorial this month.

    What's more we have an introductory offer on upgrades from Xara Xtreme 5 to either Photo & Graphic Designer 6 or Designer Pro 6, and from Xtreme Pro 5 to Designer Pro 6, more below.

  • The featured tutorial is Gary Priester's intro to V6, but also don't miss the Xara Xone Guest Tutorial by Frances Proctor, and Xone Featured Artist Simone Pampado, links below.

  • V6 might be a scene stealer, but don't overlook our Other News including an offer on MAGIX Photostory, a new Xara site from José Campoy and updates to the Xara Gallery.

  • A new and modern application appearance and user interface
  • New photo features including Content Aware Zoom
  • New photo editing options including clone and brightness curves tools
  • New 'enhance' transparency and vector based transparency masks
  • Enhanced graphics tablet support with powerful pressure profile controls and real time variable width drawing
  • Extra page layout features including an enhanced Page & Layer Gallery
  • Pro only, major new web design features
....and a lot more.

Month 2 for our contest and the subject is Football/Soccer World Cup. Entries can be on any subject that's at least somewhat related to the World Cup/Football/Soccer, so long as it's created with a Xara product. You have until 15th August to submit your entries. The prize remains Outsider Glory, $100 of Xara or Magix software of your choice or a $100 credit to your Xara account.

For some starting inspiration, follow this link to a selection of great iStockphoto drawings like the one above.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
Special Offer: MAGIX Photostory on CD & DVD Deluxe 9
We've just extended this special offer for Xara customers to July 15th. So two more weeks in which you can save 20% on this popular title from MAGIX!
The MAGIX Photostory on CD & DVD offer

José Campoy's Graphic Recipes
Here's a new site that we think you'll love. Graphic Recipes created by José Campoy features drawing, design and text effect tutorials, tips and resources, including many downloadable xar files. In both English and Spanish.

End of Web Designer 6 intro offer
If you own Web Designer 5 and you're still hesitating over the upgrade to V6, you need to know that the intro upgrade offer will end on July 15th!.
Upgrade now

Xara Gallery Update
We've continued to add new art to the Gallery on xara.com, with new collections from Tim Seward and Luca Pennisi, plus updates from Ron Duke, Javier Vila and Mohamed Elhlaly.
Visit the Xara Gallery.

Xara News, Hot Off The Press
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Xara Web Designer 6 gets the thumbs up!

"Manipulation and customisation of a theme is a breeze. Changing elements is simple and intuitive - a feature promised by many competitors, but rarely delivered. Editing text is about as easy as it gets."

"At less than £40, Web Designer 6 is very hard to resist. It provides all the assets, features and tools needed to get a website online in minutes with no previous web design knowledge needed."

Advanced Photoshop, 8/10

Single Letter Shortcuts
Did you realise that you can select a lot of the key tools with a single letter key press? V for the Selector tool, N for Freehand, M for rectangle, L for ellipse, T for text, G for fill, W for blend, E for extrude, Z for Zoom and H for push.

We've just launched V6 so if you have tried the V6 trial we're keen to get your feedback, whether you've decided to buy or not!
Three great movies from Xara Xhris, introducing the new features in V6.

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