The latest news, offers and tutorials from Xara

In this month's edition...

  • The 365 versions of Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro X are packed with new photo features, so this seems like a good moment to bring some of our older photo tutorials up to date, and add details of the new tools. Our first tutorial this month is a fully revised introduction to all of the photo tools including the new Effect Painter, and the second tutorial takes a closer look at the photo enhance options, including the new cross process effects.

  • Earlier in July we released the first update for the current Web Designer Premium under our 365 day Update Service. You can see the latest additions on our What's New page (in red, July 2016), which include stock photos & illustrations in the Content Catalog. Those of you who didn't take advantage of our launch offer on upgrades to Premium 365 now have a second chance, because this month's offer is a short return to the launch upgrade pricing, ends 4th August. More info below.

  • Magix has been very busy created localized versions of the new 365 range. The German version of Designer Pro X has just been launched, and the French & Italian versions of Photo & Graphic Designer were released earlier this month, all including the 365 day Update Service. You'll find more information under Other News below.
Upgrade Offers // Xara Web Designer Premium
Featured Tutorial // A Summary of the Photo Editing Tools

An overview of the tools in the photo fly-out menu

Featured Tutorial // The Photo Enhance Options

A detailed look at the options in the Enhance Tool

Other News
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.

Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • I am grateful to a random spammer (that must be a first) for bringing an old post by Gary Priester to the top of the Photography forum. If you also missed it at the time, check out this incredibly detailed macro photography by Colossal. Great find Gary! If you know a photography site with the WOW factor then why not share it with us in the Photography forum.

  • If you enjoyed the new word challenge last month then check out the July variation. Wizard509 has provided a set of shapes, all you have to do is use them to illustrate the word Distant, so give your powers of invention a work out and join the July Challenge!

Our latest tutorial movie shows you how to add parallax scrolling effects to your websites using the new Web Designer Premium and Designer Pro X365.

Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there and you'll hear about new movies as we add them.

Other News

Xara Designer Pro X DE
MAGIX has just released the German language version of the latest Xara Designer Pro X, including the 365 day Update Service, and it is available right now on the MAGIX site.
Mehr Infos
The Update Service Explained
All non-english versions

French & Italian Photo & Graphic Designer
Earlier in July Magix also released the French and Italian language version of the latest Photo & Graphic Designer, again including the 365 day Update Service. Both can be purchased and downloaded from the Magix websites and will be in local stores soon.
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Academic Network Licenses Available
Academic network licenses are now available for all the 365 Designer titles. Find out more about our competitive academic pricing on our site or contact our sales team for more information.

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Hints & Tips

Icons & Symbols
There's more to the icons and symbols than you might imagine. Position your caret in the text and insert a symbol (Insert > Symbol) and it will be treated as a font but add one elsewhere and it becomes a fully editable vector shape.

They are great for web buttons - think Facebook or Twitter or other social media buttons - especially if you make them stick to the top of the page or scroll and stick with our new sticky feature. You can also use them with Auto Correction eg typing euro could be set to expand to € (there's a symbol picker in the auto correction dialog to make it easy).

In 365 we've added a search feature and a set of Material Design icons, making over 1500 symbols and icons in total.

Press Reviews

Web Designer Premium 365 wins the BuyIt award from Computeractive (issue 475)

"This is the easiest and most comprehensive way to build modern-looking responsive websites without code."

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