• There's a tutorial bonanza this month. In the first we explain how we added the Website, Art Gallery and Outsider tabs to our Facebook page. The second covers how to create a Webinar in Designer Pro/Web Designer Premium 7. And Gary Priester has rounded this off with a great intro to the most common web design tasks (button bars, pop-ups, publishing etc). More on all of these below.

  • There's a music bundle offer from MAGIX this month that's absolutely fantastic value. We've just added Samplitude Producer to the Xara site, and during the next month you can buy Producer + Music Maker at a huge discount, more below. Plus Xara3D 6 owners, don't forget the upgrade offer to V7 ends on 31st July.

  • Don't miss our other regular features including Inspirational Art - 4 great artists show us their take on portraits & people. And a final parting hint: next month we have one of those landmark birthdays coming up, the sort that end in 0, so look out for some great anniversary offers on xara.com!

People & Portraits. Always a popular subject among Xara artists, so here's some great examples from 4 different artists to inspire you.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month: TalkGraphics
  • You will be pleased to know that Stop & Post is back on TalkGraphics, so why not take a minute to show us what you're currently working on in July Stop & Post.
  • But don't forget to also join-in this month's scribble thread.
V7 CDs in Stock Now
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro v7 CDs are in stock now. We are working our way through the backlog of CDs, and hopefully everyone should receive them within the next week or so.

The Xara Galleries on Facebook
We have recently added Website and Artist Gallery tabs on to our Facebook page. Don’t forget to let us to know what you think about these updates, either through the Like button or by posting a comment. And this month's tutorial shows you how to add pages like this created in Web Designer or Designer Pro to Facebook tabs.
Xara Facebook Page.

Foto & Grafik Designer 7
MAGIX has just released Photo & Graphic Designer 7 in German. You can buy it now on the MAGIX website, and shortly in stores throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Weitere Infos.

Xara News, As It Happens
If you don't want to wait for the next Outsider, you can sign up to the RSS feed on our News page, or you can join our Facebook community - now with over 6400 followers - or follow our tweets at twitter.com/xaragroup.

"Fantastic choice for personal, community or small business websites, and outstanding value"

Web Designer 7 reviewed by Computeractive.
5 Stars: Buy It!

"Giving the program a SimplytheBest Gold Award is the least we could do."

Web Designer 7 reviewed by Simply the best software.
Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
There are lots of keyboard shortcuts of course. But here's 3 ways of changing to a new tool that can really save you time:

  • Selector tool: Alt + S
  • Push tool: Alt + X
  • Zoom tool: Alt + Z

  • Use the same shortcut again to return to the original tool.
    Ikonkaru is well-known for creating great icons. In this speed drawing movie we see him creating one of a new set of weather related icons in Xara Designer Pro.

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