• V6 is going down a storm, and we're happy you like it! Those of you still hesitating need to make a note of the date 15th August, when the intro upgrade offers from Web Designer 5 to 6, and Xtreme 5 /Pro 5 to V6 all end.

  • The Photo & Graphic Designer 6 CDs arrived in stock yesterday and we have started to clear the back orders. Designer Pro is due in stock tomorrow, so not long to wait now!

  • For something completely different, there's a new offer on MAGIX PC Check & Tuning especially for Xara customers, starting today. Details below.

  • Don't miss Gary's workbook on the Xara Xone (see below) which is a focus on Designer Pro 6, covering scrolling photo captions, new text and photo tools, enhance transparency and opacity masks.

  • Plus we have our regular features, the ever popular Inspirational Art which features 2 well known Xara artists on the theme of 'food' and your last chance to enter this quarter's Football themed contest - the deadline for entries is 15th August.
Following on nicely from our drinks theme last month, how about something to eat, as visualized by two of the top Xara artists, 'Masque' and 'Lupen' from TalkGraphics.
It's the last month on a theme of Football/Soccer. Entries can be on any subject that's at least somewhat related to the World Cup/Football/Soccer, so long as it's created with a Xara product. You have until 15th August to submit your entries. The prize remains Outsider Glory, $100 of Xara or Magix software of your choice or a $100 credit to your Xara account.

For some starting inspiration, follow this link to a selection of great iStockphoto drawings like the one above.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
Foto & Grafik Designer 6 and Web Designer 6 DE
MAGIX has released German language versions of both Photo & Graphic Designer 6 and Web Designer 6, available now from the MAGIX site and instore in the next few weeks.
MAGIX Foto & Grafik Designer 6
MAGIX Web Designer 6

New AV Bros Plug-ins
We've added a couple of new Photoshop plug-ins to our range, perfect for the Live Effects tool in Photo & Graphic Designer and Pro 6, and with special prices negotiated for Xara customers. You will find demos of the new AvBros Page Curl 2.2 and Puzzle Pro 3 on the V6 CDs.
Visit the Plug-Ins page.

Web Designer 6 Update
We've issued a free patch to Web Designer 6. You can find details on what's updated and how to download on our site.

Xara Gallery Update
We've continued to update the Gallery on xara.com, with some fine new examples from TalkGraphics' 'Black Panther'.
Visit the Xara Gallery.

Xara News, Hot Off The Press
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"When it comes to drawing power, Xara's core strength has always been its amazing speed. This makes it a snap to work with incredibly complex drawings, but it also helps in common tasks."

"But even more extraordinary is the price of this power: at just £69 inc VAT, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 6 is a steal, and makes it a worthy addition to any graphics designer's toolbox."

PC Pro on the new Photo & Graphic Designer. Recommended.

Moving buttons and tools
You can move any of the buttons or tools by simply dragging them to a new position while holding ALT. That includes moving buttons off the new V6 flyouts and on to the main control bar.

Do you listen to Podcasts?
Three great movies from Zebtoonz on YouTube:

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