• There are two great offers this month - a free template pack with all purchases of Xara Designer Pro and Web Designer, ends 6th October and a full 20% discount on MAGIX Music Maker 16 for everyone! Details below.

  • Don't miss Gary's Xara Xone Workbook on Designer Pro/ Web Designer 6, covering topics as diverse as managing large websites and creating text around an arch. And as a bonus there's a guest tutorial from Mike Sims on Xara3D. See the Xara Xone section below.

  • The football themed contest has ended, you can find the shortlist below. So please show your support for these Xara artists and cast your vote before 25th October. We'll start a new contest next month, but in the meantime keep your eyes open in TalkGraphics because we'll soon start to invite entries for a new logo to go with the new skin (you can see the winner of last month's skin vote here, number 6, so start thinking!).

  • Plus we have our regular features including the ever popular Inspirational Art which features some great images from 'Lupen'.
This month we were planning a showcase with an animals theme, but we never got past this marvellous set of images from Luca Pennisi (Lupen on TalkGraphics). Apologies to the many other talented artists who have created inspirational art featuring animals, we will just have to return to the subject in future Outsiders! ‚Äč
‚ÄčThis is our shortlist for the quarterly contest on a theme of Football/Soccer, just finished. You get to pick the winner, so show your support for your fellow Xara artists and vote now. The deadline for votes is 25th October.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
Italian MAGIX Photo & Graphic Designer
MAGIX has released an Italian language version of Photo & Graphic Designer 6, available now from the MAGIX site and instore in the next few weeks.
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MAGIX Music Maker 16
Don't miss our special offer on MAGIX Music Maker 16, ends 13th October - Xara customers can save 20% of this popular MAGIX title. Find out more.

Xara Gallery Update
We've continued to update the Gallery on xara.com, with some fine new examples from Mark Lockett (Mark My Words of TalkGraphics)
Visit the Xara Gallery.

German Software Poll
Perhaps German speakers among you would like to give us your support in this online poll for Software of the Year. Foto & Grafik Designer 6 is listed under Grafik and Web Designer 6 under Web Design. But hurry, poll closes 30th September. Vote now.

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Expert Reviews reviewing Xara Photo & Graphic Designer. Budget Buy.

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Toolbar Buttons
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We have updated the movies page for Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro on the xara.com website, hopefully making it easier to see all the Xara movies at a glance - plus there's easy links to YouTube movies.

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