• It’s a great month for bargains, with short launch offers on Xara Web Pack 2 (with new templates and widgets for Web Designer MX & Designer Pro X) and MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab 2013. Plus there’s a few days left in our great value bundle offer with new copies of Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro. And don't forget that we have MAGIX Anniversary offers all year! More info on all the offers below or in Other News.

  • We also have part 2 of our photo editing tutorial, which gives a brief intro to all the photo tools in Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro. For those of you already familiar with the Xara’s photo tools, Gary Bouton has a Xara Xone tutorial on advanced image retouching using the clone tool & feathering. More on these and other new Xara Xone resources below.

  • Don't miss our Other News, including a Xara Artist Gallery update and new Polish version of Photo & Graphic Designer. Last and definitely not least, we have part 1 of a mouth watering two part Inspirational Art on a theme of eating & drinking.
A theme to make you hungry! We've picked a selection of images from three well known Xara designers for part 1 of our Eating & Drinking theme. - Find out more
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • With more than 1,000 threads and 6,300 posts, the Site Design and Publishing (non-Xara) forum is a great place for sharing ideas on website design. Why not join in here.

  • There are some fine scribbles in this month’s scribble challenge, and there's still time to contribute in the February scribble challenge.
Polish Version of Photo & Graphic Designer 2013
MAGIX has recently released the Polish version of Photo & Graphic Designer 2013. You can buy it right now on the MAGIX site.
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All non-English versions

Photo & Graphic Designer & Designer Pro Offer
Just a couple more days left in our bundle offer on Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro: Free template pack 1 & 2 and Widget Pack 1 with Designer Pro, a free MAGIX Photo Album & Photo Manager with PGD, ends 28th Feb. Find out more

Xara Gallery Updated
We're continuing to update the Xara Gallery. This month we've added a great new artist, Denis Sazhin (Centaurus on TalkGraphics), not to be missed! Facebookers, don't forget to click the Like button if you enjoy the Xara Gallery.
Updated Xara Gallery

MAGIX Anniversary Offers
MAGIX are marking their 20th anniversary with a series of unbeatable value Anniversary Offers for their v2013 titles in the Xara and MAGIX online stores. Find out more:
MAGIX Anniversary Offers.

Xara News, As It Happens
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Xara Web Designer MX is given 5 stars by Computeractive
Xara Designer V8

Changing Font Sizes
You can increase or decrease the point size of the selected text (so long as the selected text is all the same size) by using Ctrl+Shift+> and Ctrl+Shift+<.

Page Co-Ordinates Direction
It's easy to change the direction of the page co-ordinates - for example set the 0,0 point to be the top left hand corner and increase down the page. You'll find the controls in Options > Utilities > Grid & Ruler tab.
Here is a great compilation of some of the cartoons created by Zeb in the past year. All images were created with Xara Designer Pro.

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