• Black Friday is looming so you're no doubt expecting a big offer - and you won't be disappointed! Our Black Friday + offer involves all the key Xara titles, and runs from Thanksgiving right thru to Cyber Monday - for those of you outside the US let me tell you that is Thursday 24th to Monday 28th November. Find out more below.

    We've also just launched the new MAGIX Music Maker MX (v18) on the Xara site, and there's a launch offer to go with it, details below under 'Other News'.

  • This month we've got a couple of intro photo tutorials covering panoramas and magic erase. Plus there's a tutorial on creating a Christmas gift voucher to go with some free Christmas clipart which owners of Photo & Graphic Designer 7 and Designer Pro 7 will find in their Designs Gallery. And for more tutorials check out the Xara Xone, where Gary takes you thru his steps in creating a great new image, and offers his choice of Top Tips taken from the Xara Xone. You can find more on all of these below.

  • Don't miss our other regular features including Inspirational Art, which this month showcases the work of six Xara artists on a suitably seasonal theme.
Christmas images from six different designers using Xara software, from cartoons to cards with the added decoration of a seasonal stereogram.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month: TalkGraphics
  • Hot off the press: A new clipart forum has just started where you can share anything you have created with other TalkGraphics members. So if you've got some artwork you're willing to donate to the community, or you're on the look out for some, take a look now.
  • You may not realize that TalkGraphics has a non-Xara Graphics Gallery where you can show off your work not .. gasp .. created in Xara. And Gary Bouton is on an absolute roll in this thread.
Finnish & Swedish Versions
MAGIX has recently released Xara Web Designer Premium 7 and Photo & Graphic Designer 7 in Swedish and Finnish. They are available right now on the newly localized MAGIX sites and will soon be in stores throughout Finland and Sweden. Find out more:
All localized versions

Xmas Graphics in The V7 Designs Gallery
We recently added some free Christmas clipart to the Designs Gallery of Designer Pro 7 and Photo & Graphic Designer 7, you should find it now in a new Xmas folder at the bottom of the Designs Gallery, and one of this month's tutorial (links on the left) is a simple idea on how to create a gift voucher using the clipart.

MAGIX Music Maker MX Just Launched in the Xara Store
We've just released the brand new MAGIX Music Maker MX (v18) on the Xara website, and we've got a special launch offer for Xara customers!
Find out more

Xara News, As It Happens
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"Xara Web Designer 7 Premium is a great program and there are many new or enhanced features."

Micromart, awarding Web Designer 7 Premium 'Editor's Choice'.

Creating New Default Settings

It's easy to change the default settings for new documents, such as page units. Create a new document with the settings you want, select File > Save Template and check the option 'Use as Default Template'.
Guilhermemadaleno has some fun recreating an iPhone Nano (comes with a loud and fast warning)!

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