• Many of you have already taken advantage of our Christmas offers, but the season of giving is not over yet! We've just started holiday offers on many of the MAGIX titles, plus some tempting bundle offers on Designer titles across the whole holiday period. More details below.

  • PLUS we've just released a new version of MAGIX Photostory and added Video Easy to the Xara site and store, and both have a tempting double Xara launch offer + MAGIX Anniversary offer, more info under Other News.

  • Our tutorials are also suitably seasonal. We have some ideas on displaying your Christmas photos, plus Gary Bouton's Xara Xone movie shows you how to create and edit brushes in Designer Pro and PGD, demonstrated with a Christmas garland brush. The Xone also has some free tiling textures, and Christmas card Tips & Tricks from Frances Proctor. More info below.

  • Inspirational Art will help you get into the Christmas mood, and so will the result of the Xara Xone tree trimming get together (see below in the Xone news). Next year we'll order a bigger tree!

  • And finally we would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and successful 2013.
A great selection of art from 7 different artists to help you get into the seasonal spirit. - Find out more
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • Bill Taylor (Soquili): 1949-2012

    Sadly we have to report the recent death of Bill Taylor, aka Soquili on TalkGraphics.

    Bill has been at the center of the TalkGraphics community for many years, as a member and moderator whose patient, helpful responses have helped so many of you. His TG profile shows a simply amazing 19,210 posts since November 2000! Barbara Bouton has started a thread where you can post your condolences, which will be printed and sent to his family, you can add your thoughts and wishes here.

NEW: MAGIX Photostory 2013 & Video Easy 4
We've just launched the new version of MAGIX Photostory on DVD 2013 Deluxe and added Video Easy 4 to the Xara site and store, and both have a tempting double Xara launch offer + MAGIX Anniversary offer, click below for more info.
MAGIX Photostory 2013
MAGIX Video Easy 4
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"In my opinion Designer Pro clearly has the easiest fill tools of all the graphic creation software I have used."

"Fastest vector graphics editor on the market. Besides graphics design it will help you handle, desktop publishing, web development, and image editing like a pro. Has a price that's hard to beat. "

Xara Designer Pro X reviewed by Evaluatestuff
Quick Crop in V8

The Clip tool provides lots of cropping options, but it's actually possible to do a really quick simple crop without going into the Clip tool. Simply select the Photo tool and then just drag the mouse pointer over your image. And a quick way to select the Photo tool is to type the letter P (unless you're in the Text tool of course!) or Ctrl+F6.
Here's a suitably seasonal animation from Mark Dyson, posted on YouTube. He created the artwork and the animation with Xara Designer Pro X.

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