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A Southwestern Wildflower

In the American Southwest, where I live, we have a weed called the Western Salsify. It has a flower head like a dandelion but the similarity ends there. Unlike the dandelion, the Western Salsify has long gracefully pointed leaves, a host of very exotic minaret like buds, and in the early stages of summer when it first appears, yellow flowers as well as the fuzzy seed head. Oh, and unlike the dandelion which reach a height of well under one foot, the Western Salsify achieves a height of about 3 feet. The fuzzy seed heads are about the size of a tennis ball.

This tutorial is probably better for users with some experience, although if you are patient, and read all the instruction, maybe you new users will be able to get through it as well. There are 30 steps. I used Xara Xtreme Pro 3.2 but I think you can create this tutorial in most recent versions of Xara.

The simple Flash animation above was created in Xtreme Pro. The only objects used were a bitmap image, and a white rectangle with a Circular transparency.

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©2007 Gary W. Priester
Tutorials are for private use only. No text or images may be used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the author.


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