• We have two great offers for you this month. Firstly 20 free handwriting fonts are included free with every new V7 purchase, but also these fonts are offered free to *all* existing Xara owners. Plus there's a discount offer on MAGIX Movie Edit Pro, already the favorite MAGIX title among Xara customers. Details below.

  • For this month's tutorial we offer some Hints & Tips on web page backgrounds. Plus if you've been thinking of trying Flash animation then don't miss Gary Bouton's latest movie tutorial in the Xara Xone, and there's a bonus guest tutorial on fractal effects (and don't forget there's a new Xone forum on TalkGraphics, and Xone channel on YouTube). All links below.

  • Don't overlook our other regular features, including Inspirational Art on a glass theme from a selection of great Xara designers who have displayed their art in TalkGraphics.

  • If you have a particular interest in the web features of Xara software, now would be a good time to start to follow us on Twitter or Facebook, all the big news reaches you first!
Many illustrators feel challenged to try and reproduce the look and feel of glass. Here we pick our choice of glass themed images from Xara designers.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • The Xara Xone has a new Admin this month, and there's new moderators too. Find the latest news in the Announcements Forum here.
  • If you have created something with Xara software recently then why not share it with the rest of us in this month’s Stop & Post thread.
Offers & Upgrades
We've added a permanent page that lists all our upgrade options and our current special offers.
Check Our Upgrades & Offers

Polish Version of MAGIX Photo & Graphic Designer V7
MAGIX has released the polish version of MAGIX Photo & Graphic Designer V7. Find out more.
New Polish Version

Tutorial & Movie Index
Don't forget this other recent addition to the Xara site; all the movies & tutorials from Xara and third parties in one place, fully searchable.
Tutorial & Movie Index
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"If you are looking for a cost-effective, comprehensive photo editing and graphic design software program with strong tools for bitmap and vector graphics, web and flash animation and even desktop publishing, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer could be your answer."

Photo & Graphic Designer 7 reviewed by Digital Photos 101.

Contour Tool in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro 7

One of the best hidden features of the Contour tool is that it's a way to make shapes fatter or thinner. Just select the Contour tool, drag on one of the corner arrows inwards or outwards, to create a contour, and then click the Inset Path button on the InfoBar.

weggingt creates a custom navigational bar from scratch in Xara Web Designer 6.

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