The latest news, offers and tutorials from Xara

In this month's edition...

  • Designer Pro X365 has arrived! The new version includes some exciting new web features, photo and graphic design tools and text enhancements, and some great new content. We have an overview of what's new on our site and more details in the release notes, plus Gary Priester takes a First Look at the new features on the Xara Xone. Don’t forget you can always discuss the new version in the TalkGraphics forum. Links to all of these below.

  • We have short introductory offers on new copies (ends 14th July) and on upgrades from Designer Pro X11 and Photo & Graphic Designer, Web Designer Premium and Page & Layout Designer (ends 24th July). More information below.

  • We've also just released our first update of Web Designer Premium 365 under the Update Service, and there are continuing improvements to Xara Online Designer. See Other News for more information.
New Product // Designer Pro X365

What's New....
  • New Cross Process Photo Effect
  • New Blend Modes (dodge and burn)
  • Photo Filter Pre-Sets
  • Magnetic Lasso
  • New web animation types & enhanced stickies
  • New SmartShapes including photo grids
  • Lots of new content incl 160+ web themes
....and a lot more.
   More Info...

Launch Offers // Designer Pro X365
Featured Tutorial // Designer Pro X365

Gary Priester's First Look at Designer Pro X365

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

Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback about the new Designer Pro X365 then head over to the Graphics Chat forum or for the Web Designer Premium 365 update the Web Design Chat forum.

  • You may not even realise that there is a Photography Forum on TalkGraphics. Why not check it out this month and better still share your photos. Here's a recent post from TimS that we loved, a ruby throated hummingbird >>>

  • Wizard509 posed a very different sort of challenge in June, providing a set of shapes that you have to use to illustrate the word Heavy, plus the regular Scribble Challenge has just started for July (Rik has already got the ball rolling >>>), so switch your creativity cells on and head over to the Challenge Forum!
Other News

Web Designer Premium 365 Upgraded
We’ve just released the first update to Web Designer 365 Premium under our new Update Service. New features include the addition to the Online Content Catalog of an integrated stock photo and illustration library, and a collection of Photo Filter Pre-Sets. This upgrade is free to existing owners of Web Designer Premium 365 as part of the Update Service.
What's New in the July 2016 Update
The Update Service Explained

Xara Online Designer Updates
Xara Online Designer is also forging ahead with 3 updates since our last issue, including a one click share menu that makes sharing your document a snip, further color editor improvements and an update yesterday that included the Keep with Next and Keep Together features from the new Designer Pro X365.
What's New in Online Designer
More about Online Designer

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Hints & Tips

New Photo Handles in 365
We haven't made a big noise about the new photo handles but if you work with photos a lot you'll find this a great improvement.

Select a photo in the Photo tool and you’ll see the new handles for scale, rotate and crop. It’s a lot easier and more intuitive than using the Fill tool for these simple but frequent actions, and it’s smarter too – ensuring you never see any gaps around the edge of the photo when you move it in its frame or change the shape of the frame. Top Tip – it’s great for horizon straightening!

Press Reviews

Photo & Graphic Designer 365 is Editor's Choice at Download Crew

"A hugely capable design tool which comes packed with high-end features, yet remains generally very easy to use and is amazing value for money."

See the full Download Crew review.
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