• Font Awesome symbols can be easily accessed via the Insert menu in all Designer titles (v10 and later) so discover just how useful they can be in this month's Outsider tutorial. We also have two new movies on sticky objects and stretching backgrounds for web pages. Links below.

  • The October Offer sees a short return to the Pro 11 launch pricing with discounts on upgrades to Pro 11 from Pro 10, Photo & Graphic Designer, Page & Layout Designer and Web Designer Premium. So if you haven't upgraded yet, don't miss this second chance - the offer ends 3rd November, links below.

  • In this month's Inspirational Art we showcase the work of three artists new to the Outsider, selected from the Art Gallery forum on TalkGraphics. Don't forget you can easily see all back issues via the drop down at the top of the Art page.

  • The German version of Designer Pro X11 and French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian versions of Page & Layout Designer 11 are now available. These are the last of the non-English versions of v11, see Other News below for a link to the full list.
This month we have chosen 3 designers whose work we haven't shown before in Inspirational Art, selected from recent posts in the Xara Art Gallery forum 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:
  • Get in to the spirit of Halloween and submit your design to this year's Pumpkin Carving Challenge. Pumpkin provided. And if that isn't nearly spooky enough, Angelize has donated a string of grinning Halloween lights and a spooky orange glow brush to the Xara Brushes forum!

  • Sticking with the seasonal theme, Igor has added a couple of posts to his Playing with shapes and colors thread, in autumn colors. Don't forget that Igor gave away some examples of his earlier shapes, including tips on how he created them, in Free Stuff on the Xara Xone.


Visit our YouTube channel and discover how to add sticky objects and stretching backgrounds to your web pages, in our new movies for Web Designer 11 Premium or Designer Pro X11.

Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there, and you'll be notified of new movies as we add them.


Make the Most of Font Awesome
German version of Xara Designer Pro X11
MAGIX has recently released the German language version of Xara Designer Pro X11, and French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch versions of Page & Layout Designer 11.
Designer Pro X11 DE
All other non-English versions

Xhris Designer Pro Tutorial
Xhris has updated his epic 14 part Designer Pro tutorial course for v11.
The Designer Pro Course

Special Offers from Xara
Yes, we do have a page where you can find all our current offers on Xara and MAGIX titles!
The Offers Page

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Extend the Text Tool InfoBar
Here's a small change in v11 that you might have missed, but it's very useful if you use the Text tool a lot.

You can now extend the Text Tool InfoBar to include some of the controls that are currently in a fly out bar, such as tracking, kerning and inter-paragraph spacing. Select Window > Bars > Extended Text InfoBar.

“A good value upgrade to what was already a fine product.”

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