• If you are interested in the photo editing and enhancing possibilities of Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro, then you'll definitely want to check out this month's tutorials. The Outsider tutorial is an introduction to the Photo Tool and a great place to start. Meanwhile in the Xara Xone Gary Bouton's Photo Composition movie looks at creating depth of field effects and enhancing based on color selection. More details below.

  • It's also a great month for offers, with a return to the launch intro offer on upgrades from older versions of Web Designer and Web Designer Premium to Premium v10 - now extended to all older versions. Plus there's no less than 50% off all template, web and widget packs. And last but not least we've extended the Designer Pro X10 Fotolia stock photo offer for another month. More info below.

  • There's plenty of other news including a bonanza of localized versions of Photo & Graphic Designer 10. And for the second month in a row we feature two artists who are new to the Outsider in Inspirational Art.
Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Xara artists elsewhere. And just like last month we feature two artists who are new to Inspirational Art: Anjna Masters and Mircea Dragoi. - Find out more
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.

Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • Stop & Post has made a welcome return this month, so if you have any work in progress or an ongoing experiment that you'd like to share with the community - stop what you're doing and post it now in Stop & Post September!

  • It's been a busy month in the Drop Cap Challenge, which features the letter L. It's not too late to add your entry here, or why not start planning for next month - we predict it will be K!

  • Don't forget there's always the Scribble Challenge too, you can join in September's here. All the challenges start in the first few days of the month, so make a note in your diary (we will tweet in future too, @xaragroup).


Color Select & Enhance in V10

We've recently added two movies introducing the powerful Color Select & Enhance feature in the Photo Tool of Photo & Graphic Designer 10 and Designer Pro X10. You can see them now in our YouTube channel - why not subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there and you'll hear about new movies as we add them.

Color Select 1 | Color Select 2

Beginner’s Guide to Photo Editing in Xara
German, French, Italian, Dutch & Spanish!
MAGIX has been very busy in September releasing a German version of Designer Pro X10, and French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish versions of Photo & Graphic Designer 10. All are available now for purchase on the MAGIX sites.
Find out more

V10 Academic Network Licenses Available
Academic network licenses are now available for all the v10 Designer titles. Find out more about our competitive academic pricing on our site or contact our sales team for more information.

Fotolia Offer Extended
The Fotolia offer has proved very popular so we've extended it for one more month, which means that every copy of Designer Pro X10 sold until the 31st October will include a coupon for 5 free top quality photos of your choice from the Fotolia stock photo collection. Offer includes upgrades!

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Making the most of V10
All products have a PDF manual, you'll find the link to download them in your confirmation email. Plus we have detailed V10 release notes for Web Designer 10, Designer Pro X10 and Photo & Graphic Designer 10. Gary Priester's First Looks are also not to be missed, you'll find links to all of them on the right hand side of the home page of the Xara Xone - which of course is where you will find new tutorials every month!

“Verdict: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10 delivers impressively refined results for the money – it’s powerful, responsive and packed with features”.

PC PRO gives Photo & Graphic Designer 10 a PC PRO Recommended award. Read the full review
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