Welcome to a gold mine of Xara tutorials created by Xara, Magix and two brilliant former Xone hosts Gary Priester and Gary Bouton, plus many other guest authors from the Xara community. You’ll also find a huge collection of Featured Art and Free Stuff gathered by the two Garys over the last decade.
Learn how to create, customize and edit Xara's huge range of Art and Scatter brushes with this in-depth tutorial.
Creating and using brushes in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Pro X11, Learn how to create, customize and edit Xara's huge range of Art and Scatter brushes with this in-depth tutorial., Xara Group
Part 1 of our Intro to Photo & Graphic Designer gave an overview, and Part 2 introduced the Text Tools. This month in Part 3 we are taking a closer look at the drawing and illustration tools.
Intro to Photo & Graphic Designer Part 3 (Drawing), Part 1 of our Intro to Photo & Graphic Designer gave an overview, and Part 2 introduced the Text Tools. This month in Part 3 we are taking a closer look at the drawing and illustration tools., Xara Group
This month we've picked images from TalkGraphics and Deviant Art from three well known designers using Xara software.
Art Mix 15, This month we've picked images from TalkGraphics and Deviant Art from three well known designers using Xara software., Derek Cooper, A Wrigley, Vjekoslav Ranec
See how to create your own list of abbreviations that will be automatically expanded as you type, so for example XDP could be expanded to Xara Designer Pro as you type.
Auto Correct and Abbreviation Expansion, See how to create your own list of abbreviations that will be automatically expanded as you type, so for example XDP could be expanded to Xara Designer Pro as you type. , Xara Group
Xara Online Designer is an ultra-simple way to view, edit and update the content of your Xara website or web browser on any computer or tablet, even a Mac or Andriod tablet!
Xara Online Designer, Xara Online Designer is an ultra-simple way to view, edit and update the content of your Xara website or web browser on any computer or tablet, even a Mac or Andriod tablet!, Xara Group
Probably the most common type of graphic used in any document is the icon. There are two ways of adding a Font Awesome symbol to your page, learn how through this video.
Font Awesome, Probably the most common type of graphic used in any document is the icon. There are two ways of adding a Font Awesome symbol to your page, learn how through this video. , Xara Group
Learn how to create a page background that covers the entire browser window and stretches to fill the browser width, using Xara Web Designer 11 Premium or Xara Designer Pro 11.
Stretchy objects on web backgrounds, Learn how to create a page background that covers the entire browser window and stretches to fill the browser width, using Xara Web Designer 11 Premium or Xara Designer Pro 11., Xara Group
Learn how to highlight text in our Designer v11 software.
Highlighting Text, Learn how to highlight text in our Designer v11 software., Xara Group
Discover how to use the powerful hyphenation feature in Xara Page & Layout and Designer Pro v11.
Hyphenation, Discover how to use the powerful hyphenation feature in Xara Page & Layout and Designer Pro v11., Xara Group
Last month in our Intro Part 1 we gave a general overview of Photo & Graphic Designer. Part 2 offers an overview of the Text Tool, including an intro to all the options on the Text Tool InfoBar and an explanation of some of the common terminology - equally valuable if you are just starting out with any of the other Designer v11 titles.
Intro to Photo & Graphic Designer Part 2 (Text), Last month in our Intro Part 1 we gave a general overview of Photo & Graphic Designer. Part 2 offers an overview of the Text Tool, including an intro to all the options on the Text Tool InfoBar and an explanation of some of the common terminology - equally valuable if you are just starting out with any of the other Designer v11 titles. , Xara Group
Learn how to embed objects within text using Xara Page & Layout Designer 11, Web Designer 11 Premium or Xara Designer Pro 11.
Embedding Graphics in text, Learn how to embed objects within text using Xara Page & Layout Designer 11, Web Designer 11 Premium or Xara Designer Pro 11. , Xara Group
This month we feature the work of Maksimilijan Gečević from Croatia, a newcomer to Inspirational Art.
Maksimilijan Gečević, This month we feature the work of Maksimilijan Gečević from Croatia, a newcomer to Inspirational Art., Maksimilijan Gečević
Although Photo & Graphic Designer is a great photo editing tool, as the name implies, it’s a lot more than that. It’s also a high-powered general purpose graphics creation tool, able to create graphic designs of all types, from web graphics to page layouts such as posters and flyers, cartoons, and the most complex illustrations. In Part 1 of our series we give a general introduction to Photo & Graphic Designer.
Introduction to Photo & Graphic Designer Part 1, Although Photo & Graphic Designer is a great photo editing tool, as the name implies, it’s a lot more than that. It’s also a high-powered general purpose graphics creation tool, able to create graphic designs of all types, from web graphics to page layouts such as posters and flyers, cartoons, and the most complex illustrations. In Part 1 of our series we give a general introduction to Photo & Graphic Designer.
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For a change this month I have selected work from portfolios on Behance that include some great examples of illustrations created with Photo & Graphic Designer and / or Designer Pro. But it isn’t all change - I couldn’t resist including another great car image!
Art Mix 14, For a change this month I have selected work from portfolios on Behance that include some great examples of illustrations created with Photo & Graphic Designer and / or Designer Pro. But it isn’t all change - I couldn’t resist including another great car image!, Ruslan Aliev, Mircea Dragoi, Estince Voi
This month we have chosen 3 designers whose work we haven't shown before in Inspirational Art, selected from recent posts in the Xara Art Gallery forum on TalkGraphics.
Art Mix 13, This month we have chosen 3 designers whose work we haven't shown before in Inspirational Art, selected from recent posts in the Xara Art Gallery forum on TalkGraphics., Peter Windmill, Mark Beckemeyer, Ronald Weed
Explore the different ways in which you can use the Font Awesome symbols and icons integrated in the Xara Designer titles.
Font Awesome Symbols and Icons, Explore the different ways in which you can use the Font Awesome symbols and icons integrated in the Xara Designer titles., Xara Group
These are objects that you can 'stick' in place as the web page scrolls underneath. A good example is the NavBar which you can stick to the top of the page as viewers scroll down, so they can still easily navigate to other pages without having to scroll back up to the top. In Web Designer / Designer Pro 11 any object can be stuck to any position on the page, or the left of right edge of the browser window. Find out how in this movie.
Create Sticky Objects in Xara Web Designer or Designer Pro, These are objects that you can 'stick' in place as the web page scrolls underneath. A good example is the NavBar which you can stick to the top of the page as viewers scroll down, so they can still easily navigate to other pages without having to scroll back up to the top. In Web Designer / Designer Pro 11 any object can be stuck to any position on the page, or the left of right edge of the browser window. Find out how in this movie., Xara Group
A new Web Animation dialog in v11 introduces powerful and easy to use new animation capabilities. Discover how to set up objects to animate on mouseover, on reveal or on click (or tap on a touch device). Also learn how to use some eye catching new animation types for mouseover and click such as wobble and bounce.
Web Animations on Mouseover, Click & Reveal in Xara Web Designer, A new Web Animation dialog in v11 introduces powerful and easy to use new animation capabilities. Discover how to set up objects to animate on mouseover, on reveal or on click (or tap on a touch device). Also learn how to use some eye catching new animation types for mouseover and click such as wobble and bounce., Xara Group
As promised last month, a second selection of images from the last few months in the Xara Art Gallery forum at TalkGraphics.
Art Mix 12, As promised last month, a second selection of images from the last few months in the Xara Art Gallery forum at TalkGraphics., Jay McLennan, Gary Priester, Igor Vojtela
Allow others to edit your document - even at the same time - with a step-by-step description of how to share files and folders with your clients or colleagues using the main cloud drive providers, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.
Collaborative Online Editing with Xara Online Designer, Allow others to edit your document - even at the same time - with a step-by-step description of how to share files and folders with your clients or colleagues using the main cloud drive providers, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive., Xara Group
Our choice of images from the last few months in the Xara Art Gallery forum at TalkGraphics. So many to choose from I think we'll have to have a Part 2!
Art Mix 11, Our choice of images from the last few months in the Xara Art Gallery forum at TalkGraphics. So many to choose from I think we'll have to have a Part 2!, Graham Ward, Derek Cooper, Paul Saumure
This tutorial focusses on using Xara Online Designer to update your own website and republish it.
An Introduction to Xara Online Designer, This tutorial focusses on using Xara Online Designer to update your own website and republish it., Xara Group
Knockout Venetian: a Bold Boutype Free Font, , Gary Bouton
Gary’s tutorial has nothing to do with typography, and everything to do with the art of making words look terrific on the printed and electronic pages! Come explore some little-known features on the Text Tool’s Infobar, learn how to tap into the power of Text Styles (say that quickly and it sounds like “textiles”!), and use Xara like the desktop publishing program it always could be!
Typesetting With Xara, Gary’s tutorial has nothing to do with typography, and everything to do with the art of making words look terrific on the printed and electronic pages! Come explore some little-known features on the Text Tool’s Infobar, learn how to tap into the power of Text Styles (say that quickly and it sounds like “textiles”!), and use Xara like the desktop publishing program it always could be!, Gary Bouton
Baker's Dozen of Bouton Textures, , Gary Bouton
An in depth 12 part introduction to the features of Xara Designer Pro, covering drawing, photo editing, web design, animation, presentations and much more (recently updated for v11).
The Ultimate Introduction to Xara Designer Pro, An in depth 12 part introduction to the features of Xara Designer Pro, covering drawing, photo editing, web design, animation, presentations and much more (recently updated for v11)., Xhris
Gary Priester gives us an insight into to the new features of Designer Pro X11.
Xara Designer Pro X11 First Look, Gary Priester gives us an insight into to the new features of Designer Pro X11., Gary Priester
It’s becoming increasingly popular in web page design to have interesting animations, items that stick at the same place on screen as you scroll, and items that stretch to fill the browser window width. This tutorial shows how to create these effects in your websites.
Stretchy, Sticky and Animated Objects on your Website, It’s becoming increasingly popular in web page design to have interesting animations, items that stick at the same place on screen as you scroll, and items that stretch to fill the browser window width. This tutorial shows how to create these effects in your websites. , Xara Group
Gary Priester gives us an insight into to the new features of Photo & Graphic Designer 11.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 First Look, Gary Priester gives us an insight into to the new features of Photo & Graphic Designer 11., Gary Priester
Gary Bouton's Dimensional Drop Caps, , Gary Bouton
Gary Bouton's Fresh Textures, , Gary Bouton
Making a Varsity-style Logo, , Gary Bouton
Gary Priester gives us an insight into to the new features of Web Designer 11.
Xara Web Designer 11 First Look, Gary Priester gives us an insight into to the new features of Web Designer 11., Gary Priester
Our pick of images created with Xara software, from TalkGraphics and elsewhere.
Art Mix 10, Our pick of images created with Xara software, from TalkGraphics and elsewhere., Tomáš Kopecký, Ron Duke, Valery Kouleshov
Creating a Battery With Extrudes, , Paul Saumure
Rectangles are by far the most common graphic shape used in almost every type of design. You might assume it’s easy to use the Rectangle tool to add rectangles to your page, and it is very easy, but there’s a lot more to the Rectangle Tool than you might imagine. So here’s a tutorial on getting the most from the Rectangle tool.
Rectangles Everywhere, Rectangles are by far the most common graphic shape used in almost every type of design. You might assume it’s easy to use the Rectangle tool to add rectangles to your page, and it is very easy, but there’s a lot more to the Rectangle Tool than you might imagine. So here’s a tutorial on getting the most from the Rectangle tool., Xara Group
Find out what is involved in making your website mobile friendly. In version 10 of Web Designer Premium and Designer Pro we added the ability to create responsive websites.
Responsive Web Design, Find out what is involved in making your website mobile friendly. In version 10 of Web Designer Premium and Designer Pro we added the ability to create responsive websites. , Xara Group
Designing A Casino Part Two, where you finish up February’s Casino poster tutorial. You’re going to need some goodies and some advice. Gary provides both with a video round-up of novel techniques and a professional approach to page layout. Put your cards on the table, leave the room, and go warm up You Tube.
Creating a Casino Poster Part 2, Designing A Casino Part Two, where you finish up February’s Casino poster tutorial. You’re going to need some goodies and some advice. Gary provides both with a video round-up of novel techniques and a professional approach to page layout. Put your cards on the table, leave the room, and go warm up You Tube., Gary Bouton
Cast in Gold, , Frances Proctor
How To Use Bump Maps To Make Cool Artwork Like This, , Gary Bouton
Our choice of images from TalkGraphics and the Xara Art Gallery.
Art Mix 9, Our choice of images from TalkGraphics and the Xara Art Gallery., Bill Dale, A Wrigley, Anjna Masters
How to create photo galleries and photo pop-ups in Web Designer and Designer Pro, using widgets or creating your own custom photo gallery.
Photo Galleries and Photo Pop-ups, How to create photo galleries and photo pop-ups in Web Designer and Designer Pro, using widgets or creating your own custom photo gallery., Xara Group
Nouveau Gothic Rounded Outlined Font, , Gary Bouton
Our choice of images from Xara Xone Featured Artists and posts on TalkGraphics, including a first appearance in Inspirational Art for Rafal Danhoffer.
Art Mix 8, Our choice of images from Xara Xone Featured Artists and posts on TalkGraphics, including a first appearance in Inspirational Art for Rafal Danhoffer., Rafał Danhoffer, Graham Ward, Luca Pennisi, Paul Saumure
Teach A Man To Fish, , Bob Taylor
You’re going to learn and use a lot of features, a convergence of both tools and skills as you perform Part One of the two-parter Gary has created. You’ll be building a casino night poster for a charity event. In this part, you’ll see how to make a roulette wheel-style border, create text that looks like neon, and design a poker table felt texture.
Creating a Casino Poster Part 1, You’re going to learn and use a lot of features, a convergence of both tools and skills as you perform Part One of the two-parter Gary has created. You’ll be building a casino night poster for a charity event. In this part, you’ll see how to make a roulette wheel-style border, create text that looks like neon, and design a poker table felt texture., Gary Bouton
How to transform poor photos into great ones using a selection of the Photo Tools in Photo & Graphic Designer or Designer Pro.
Photo Editing - A Real World Example, How to transform poor photos into great ones using a selection of the Photo Tools in Photo & Graphic Designer or Designer Pro., Xara Group
We couldn't resist returning to the ever popular theme of cars & motorbikes!
Cars & Bikes, We couldn't resist returning to the ever popular theme of cars & motorbikes! , Evgeny Rogachev, A Wrigley, Javier Vila, Ron Duke
If you need a photorealistic element in a scene, you take a photograph of it! And then trace over it! It’s that simple—you own the photo, you own the resulting art. This month, Gary shows you step-by-step hot to reproduce a watering can in a scene, so well-defined, many people won’t notice it’s a drawing. It’s that’s your goal, kick some time and effort into it and watch the video.
Tracing Is Not Cheating, If you need a photorealistic element in a scene, you take a photograph of it! And then trace over it! It’s that simple—you own the photo, you own the resulting art. This month, Gary shows you step-by-step hot to reproduce a watering can in a scene, so well-defined, many people won’t notice it’s a drawing. It’s that’s your goal, kick some time and effort into it and watch the video., Gary Bouton
Organizing a World of Colors, , Frances Proctor
Bouton's 25 Free Seamless Tiling Textures, , Gary Bouton
Discover the improved Color Select & Enhance options in the Photo Tool of Photo & Graphic Designer 10 and Designer Pro 10.
Photo Editing Guide Part 4 (Color Select), Discover the improved Color Select & Enhance options in the Photo Tool of Photo & Graphic Designer 10 and Designer Pro 10., Xara Group
There’s 3D that moves, and there’s 3D that looks so real, you want to reach out and touch it. This month, Gary takes you from beginning to a finished origami, polygonal-shaped dimensional tree that looks dimensional enough that you’d expect it to rotate. It’s all in using star shapes in combination with the Mould tool in Default Perspective mode, a little knowledge of perspective, and how to build panels by connecting control points. It’s a real Xara workout, you’d learn oodles of techniques, and be able to draw a forest in no time with Xara’s drop a copy feature.
Making a Polygonal Tree, There’s 3D that moves, and there’s 3D that looks so real, you want to reach out and touch it. This month, Gary takes you from beginning to a finished origami, polygonal-shaped dimensional tree that looks dimensional enough that you’d expect it to rotate. It’s all in using star shapes in combination with the Mould tool in Default Perspective mode, a little knowledge of perspective, and how to build panels by connecting control points. It’s a real Xara workout, you’d learn oodles of techniques, and be able to draw a forest in no time with Xara’s drop a copy feature., Gary Bouton
How To Draw a Jelly Bean, , Gary Bouton
Four different designers do their best to help put you in the Christmas mood, and hopefully bring a smile to your face.
It's got to be Christmas!, Four different designers do their best to help put you in the Christmas mood, and hopefully bring a smile to your face., Denis Sazhin, David Cockburn, Gary Priester, Rik Datta
Igor's Propellers - 5 Free Geometric Wonders, , Igor Vojtela
A detailed look at the options in the Enhance tool in the Photo Tool (v10) including brightness & contrast, shadows & highlights, color saturation, color temperature, hue, sharpen & blur, brightness levels and color select.
Photo Editing Guide, Part 3 (The Enhance Tool), A detailed look at the options in the Enhance tool in the Photo Tool (v10) including brightness & contrast, shadows & highlights, color saturation, color temperature, hue, sharpen & blur, brightness levels and color select., Xara Group
This month we feature the work of David Cockburn, another newcomer to Inspirational Art.
David Cockburn, This month we feature the work of David Cockburn, another newcomer to Inspirational Art., David Cockburn
Making Watery Text, , Frances Proctor
Frances Proctor's Seamless Tiling Stone Textures, , Frances Proctor
Backgrounds complete the image; they put your illustration into context, help the audience out visually, they enhance your drawing into a composition. This month's video The Importance of Backgrounds! shows you step-by-step how to build an innovative, content-rich room behind a drawing that complements your work instead of stealing the show.
The Importance of Backgrounds!, Backgrounds complete the image; they put your illustration into context, help the audience out visually, they enhance your drawing into a composition. This month's video The Importance of Backgrounds! shows you step-by-step how to build an innovative, content-rich room behind a drawing that complements your work instead of stealing the show., Gary Bouton
An introduction to the photo tools in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro.
Photo Editing Guide, Part 2 (An Intro to the Photo Tools), An introduction to the photo tools in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro. , Xara Group
Big GIFs Tiny Animations, , Gary Bouton
Christine Farrelly's Seamless Pattern Collection, , Christine Farrelly
This month Gary shows you how to design using type as creatively as putting pictures together. From the ongoing "Page Layout Series" on Xara Xone.com, this video is bound to spark some ideas and more clever designs of things everyone reads.
Typography Part Two of Page Layout, This month Gary shows you how to design using type as creatively as putting pictures together. From the ongoing "Page Layout Series" on Xara Xone.com, this video is bound to spark some ideas and more clever designs of things everyone reads., Gary Bouton
This month we feature the work of Estince Voi from Vietnam, a newcomer to Inspirational Art.
Estince Voi, This month we feature the work of Estince Voi from Vietnam, a newcomer to Inspirational Art., Estince Voi
A quick summary of what you need to know to start editing photos using Photo & Graphic Designer or Designer Pro.
Photo Editing Guide, Part 1 (The Basics), A quick summary of what you need to know to start editing photos using Photo & Graphic Designer or Designer Pro., Xara Group
Simulata Typeface in TTF and OTF, , Gary Bouton
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.
Art Mix 7, 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., Mircea Dragoi, Anjna Masters
Photo composition is a sport that’s largely vertical: not many people know how to blend or alter photos, so you’re in luck this month, twice in fact, as Gary presents both Part 1 and Part II of this mega-informational guided tour of Xara’s photo strengths.
Xara Photo Compositions Part 1, Photo composition is a sport that’s largely vertical: not many people know how to blend or alter photos, so you’re in luck this month, twice in fact, as Gary presents both Part 1 and Part II of this mega-informational guided tour of Xara’s photo strengths., Gary Bouton
Creating illustrations With Only Extrudes, , Rik Datta
Earlier this month, you saw Part 1, on how to blend and alter multiple images to make dramatic compositions. This month, Gary tips in the Mask tools, the ones in Designer Pro 10, some in version 9, and some in version 8. Come see how you can create a spotlight effect on a pile of gems and not even get arrested for breaking and entering a jewelry store!
Xara Photo Compositions Part 2, Earlier this month, you saw Part 1, on how to blend and alter multiple images to make dramatic compositions. This month, Gary tips in the Mask tools, the ones in Designer Pro 10, some in version 9, and some in version 8. Come see how you can create a spotlight effect on a pile of gems and not even get arrested for breaking and entering a jewelry store!, Gary Bouton
How to use the Shadow & Highlight controls in the Photo tool of Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro.
Shadows and Highlights, How to use the Shadow & Highlight controls in the Photo tool of Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro., Xara Group
Designing an Elegant Poster, , Mike W
This month we feature the work of two newcomers to Inspirational Art, Michael Tumey and Tomáš Kopecký.
Art Mix 6, This month we feature the work of two newcomers to Inspirational Art, Michael Tumey and Tomáš Kopecký., Michael Tumey, Tomáš Kopecký
Xara Designer Pro X10 is Xara’s top-of-the-line design product. It contains all the excellent features found in Xara Web Designer Premium 10, Xara Page & Layout Designer, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, plus a few exclusive features. Gary Priester takes a First Look.
Xara Designer Pro X10 First Look, Xara Designer Pro X10 is Xara’s top-of-the-line design product. It contains all the excellent features found in Xara Web Designer Premium 10, Xara Page & Layout Designer, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, plus a few exclusive features. Gary Priester takes a First Look., Gary Priester
Photo & Graphic Designer turns 10! And how mature Photo & Graphic Designer 10 (PGD10) has become! Loaded with new image editing features such as Enhance Photo Colors…a stride past the previous color tools, new Smart Shapes that give you dozens of variations on preset shapes just by dragging on a control point, and Font Awesome, a font palette of symbols you place in-line with text, and the symbol remains as editable text on the web. PGD10 is loaded with too much stuff to explain here…read Gary Priester’s First Looks article.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10 First Look, Photo & Graphic Designer turns 10! And how mature Photo & Graphic Designer 10 (PGD10) has become! Loaded with new image editing features such as Enhance Photo Colors…a stride past the previous color tools, new Smart Shapes that give you dozens of variations on preset shapes just by dragging on a control point, and Font Awesome, a font palette of symbols you place in-line with text, and the symbol remains as editable text on the web. PGD10 is loaded with too much stuff to explain here…read Gary Priester’s First Looks article., Gary Priester
Twelve Mixed Theme Textures & Make a Sphere Tutorial, , Gary Bouton
Displaying your photos creatively on your website need not be an arduous task and you don’t have to be a skilled designer to do it either, as Xara Web Designer makes the task very easy. Xara provide a wide range of templates in which you can display your photos rather than using just the traditional gallery format.
Creative Photo Displays with Pop-Ups for your Website, Displaying your photos creatively on your website need not be an arduous task and you don’t have to be a skilled designer to do it either, as Xara Web Designer makes the task very easy. Xara provide a wide range of templates in which you can display your photos rather than using just the traditional gallery format., Xara Group
The next best thing to a cool refreshing drink this season is a tutorial on how to draw ice cubes. Yeah. Right. Seriously, Gary Bouton will walk you through using the Extrude tool to create a reference model, show you how to draw all six faces of a cube, how to shade it and how to make a shadow for objects such as glass that should have a cool refreshing drink it.
Creating 3D Semi-Transparent Cubes in Xara, The next best thing to a cool refreshing drink this season is a tutorial on how to draw ice cubes. Yeah. Right. Seriously, Gary Bouton will walk you through using the Extrude tool to create a reference model, show you how to draw all six faces of a cube, how to shade it and how to make a shadow for objects such as glass that should have a cool refreshing drink it. , Gary Bouton
The Forecast is for lots and lots of Clouds!, , Gary Bouton
Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone.
Art Mix 5, Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone., Mohamed Elhlaly, Denis Sazhin, Igor Vojtela
Going Beyond 3D, , Gary Bouton
If you want an easy way to create great looking shapes that look as though they’ve been designed by a graphics professional then take a look at the Xara’s SmartShapes selection. They’re a useful range of everyday shapes that you can drop right into your website or documents and then edit in a simple and intuitive way. Choose from Speech Bubbles, Arrows, Text boxes, Polygons, Stars, and many other shapes. I’ll show you how you can customize these shapes for your website using Xara Web Designer 10.
SmartShapes, If you want an easy way to create great looking shapes that look as though they’ve been designed by a graphics professional then take a look at the Xara’s SmartShapes selection. They’re a useful range of everyday shapes that you can drop right into your website or documents and then edit in a simple and intuitive way. Choose from Speech Bubbles, Arrows, Text boxes, Polygons, Stars, and many other shapes. I’ll show you how you can customize these shapes for your website using Xara Web Designer 10., Xara Group
This month Gary has substituted an essay for the regular tutorial because it’s just too important for artists to get their heads around the very real differences between vector and bitmap graphics. Considering 98% of web content is pixel-based, you might want to get to know pixels a little bit better. In Gary’s essay, he takes you through image resolution in a way that applies to Xara and your work, and by the time you’re done reading, you’ll be able to start drawing with a new perspective and more confidence that What You Draw is What Your Audience Will See (WYDIWYAWS, or something like that). Let’s discuss this stuff over at TG when you’re done reading.
Pixel-Based Graphics and Resolution, This month Gary has substituted an essay for the regular tutorial because it’s just too important for artists to get their heads around the very real differences between vector and bitmap graphics. Considering 98% of web content is pixel-based, you might want to get to know pixels a little bit better. In Gary’s essay, he takes you through image resolution in a way that applies to Xara and your work, and by the time you’re done reading, you’ll be able to start drawing with a new perspective and more confidence that What You Draw is What Your Audience Will See (WYDIWYAWS, or something like that). Let’s discuss this stuff over at TG when you’re done reading., Gary Bouton
Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone.
Art Mix 4, Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone. , Zeb, Evgeny Rogachev, Mike Emerson, Maya Doka
Mixing Extrudes and Shapes to Make Molecules, , Gary Bouton
Twelve Textures and One Creative Way to Use Them, , Gary Bouton
Using These Free Textures in a Novel Way, , Gary Bouton
Maya Doka, , Maya Doka
Wouldn’t it be nice to create a web layout that looks the same on a phone, tablet, and on a desktop? This is called Responsive Websites, and for the first time Xara Web Designer 10 makes it easy for designers who don’t code to get your visual message all over the web with consistency across devices. Gary Priester takes a First Look, and what a look it is!
Xara Web Designer 10 First Look, Wouldn’t it be nice to create a web layout that looks the same on a phone, tablet, and on a desktop? This is called Responsive Websites, and for the first time Xara Web Designer 10 makes it easy for designers who don’t code to get your visual message all over the web with consistency across devices. Gary Priester takes a First Look, and what a look it is!, Gary Priester
Playing With Fire (In a Fun Harmless way) with Xara, , Bob Taylor
Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone.
Art Mix 3, Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone., Derek Cooper, A Wrigley, Gary Priester, Fred van der Zee
Remember when mom told you not to run with the scissors? Gary’s mom told him to run Xara instead and create virtual 3D cutout characters using the steps in this month’s video. You’ll see how to overlay shapes and then use the Conical gradient fill to make typography that pops off that page. Gary’s mom also told him not to cross his eyes or they’d stay that way, but that’s another story…
3D Papercrafting in Xara, Remember when mom told you not to run with the scissors? Gary’s mom told him to run Xara instead and create virtual 3D cutout characters using the steps in this month’s video. You’ll see how to overlay shapes and then use the Conical gradient fill to make typography that pops off that page. Gary’s mom also told him not to cross his eyes or they’d stay that way, but that’s another story…, Gary Bouton
If you're looking for a quick way to add some realistic smoke or steam to your image, Gary Bouton comes to the rescue!
Eight Wisps of Smoke and Steam, If you're looking for a quick way to add some realistic smoke or steam to your image, Gary Bouton comes to the rescue!, Gary Bouton
Framed Again! Five Vector Frames, , Gary Bouton
Guiding Your Way, , Frances Proctor
Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone.
Art Mix 2, Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone., Graham Ward, Jay McLennan, Paul Saumure, Valery Kouleshov
14 Textures for 2014, , Gary Bouton
Seven things You Might Have Overlooked in Xara Designer, , Gary Bouton
January begins with a bang with a comprehensive, hands-on tutorial on how to draw plastic and chrome shapes and what the visual differences are. Get the Shape tool out right now! Gary Bouton shows the way.
Drawing Chrome & Plastic: What’s the Diff?, January begins with a bang with a comprehensive, hands-on tutorial on how to draw plastic and chrome shapes and what the visual differences are. Get the Shape tool out right now! Gary Bouton shows the way., Gary Bouton
We're taking a break from themes - this month we've simply picked our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone.
Art Mix 1, We're taking a break from themes - this month we've simply picked our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone., Derek Cooper, Vjekoslav Ranec, Derek Donnelly, Ron Duke
Now you can have your pie and draw it, too! This month it’s pie wedge and pie chart design on Xara TV at The Xara Xone.
Make Pie Slices to Any Size in Xara, Now you can have your pie and draw it, too! This month it’s pie wedge and pie chart design on Xara TV at The Xara Xone., Gary Bouton
The Dodecagon 2014 Calendar Blueprints, , Rik Datta
Our pick of images on a Father Christmas theme from five different Xara designers.
Father Christmas, Our pick of images on a Father Christmas theme from five different Xara designers., Denis Sazhin, Bob Hahn, Paul Söderholm, Rik Datta, Davey Montooth
Creating A Compass Rose-Style Star, , Gary Bouton
Putting Grunge Text on a 3D Wall, , Bob Taylor
Our pick of images on a Christmas card theme from six different Xara designers.
Something Seasonal, Our pick of images on a Christmas card theme from six different Xara designers., Peter McWhinnie, Nancy Griffin, Gary Priester, Paul Saumure, Valery Kouleshov, Frederick Coote
Go to the next level in design with the November tutorial on page layout and design. Get the straight facts the professionals use that separates good work from outstanding design.
Page Design Part One, Go to the next level in design with the November tutorial on page layout and design. Get the straight facts the professionals use that separates good work from outstanding design., Gary Bouton
Snowflake Maker Template, , Frances Proctor
This month’s polygonal playground features Gary’s video tutorial on how to draw a perfectly symmetrical gear. Round and round we go, and where Gary stops is at about 16 minutes.
Stepping into High Gear, This month’s polygonal playground features Gary’s video tutorial on how to draw a perfectly symmetrical gear. Round and round we go, and where Gary stops is at about 16 minutes., Gary Bouton
Gary has used part of his wits and most of his mind creating almost perfect gear illustrations based on a wrist watch that fell into his sink’s garbage disposal.
A Dozen Vector Gears, Gary has used part of his wits and most of his mind creating almost perfect gear illustrations based on a wrist watch that fell into his sink’s garbage disposal., Gary Bouton
Making a Creepy Interactive Halloween Invitation, , Frances Proctor
Our pick of images on a theme of cars and planes.
Cars & Planes, Our pick of images on a theme of cars and planes., Mohamed Elhlaly, Ron Duke, Graham Ward, Leo Gonçalves, Tim Seward, Paul Söderholm, Gary Priester
Drawing an Invitation Card, , Rik Datta
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could build a star-like shape that appears to extend in all three dimensions, not just extruded? Find out how to achieve a stellar effect in Xara with Gary’s sci-fi exploration of space beacons and free photos from the Hubble Observatory!
Creating a Space Beacon, Wouldn’t it be nice if you could build a star-like shape that appears to extend in all three dimensions, not just extruded? Find out how to achieve a stellar effect in Xara with Gary’s sci-fi exploration of space beacons and free photos from the Hubble Observatory!, Gary Bouton
The Dirty Dozen Seamless Textures, , Gary Bouton
Our pick of images based loosely on a theme of animals.
Animals, Our pick of images based loosely on a theme of animals., Nancy Griffin, Derek Donnelly, A Wrigley, Derek Cooper, Gary Priester
A selection of recent highlights from the Xara Art Gallery on TalkGraphics.
A selection from TalkGraphics, A selection of recent highlights from the Xara Art Gallery on TalkGraphics., Vjekoslav Ranec, Rik Datta, Derek Cooper, Graham Ward, Fedor Erofeev, Denis Sazhin, Ron Duke
Mapping Text to Wafting Fabric, , Gary Bouton
Gold and Silver Trinket Brushes, , Gary Bouton
If you’re a “cocktail napkin doodler” or just love to sketch cartoons with physical media, stay tuned, because this month Gary covers the path from paper to Xara with your work. See how to make the best scan, how to import it to Xara and use the Bitmap Tracer feature, and finally, see how to color your work to completion. Also learn how to edit your drawing style, so tracing utilities give you exactly what you need.
Digi-toons!, If you’re a “cocktail napkin doodler” or just love to sketch cartoons with physical media, stay tuned, because this month Gary covers the path from paper to Xara with your work. See how to make the best scan, how to import it to Xara and use the Bitmap Tracer feature, and finally, see how to color your work to completion. Also learn how to edit your drawing style, so tracing utilities give you exactly what you need., Gary Bouton
Victorian Frames, , Gary Bouton
The new Xara Designer Pro X9 is the ultimate all-in-one creative tool that provides all the tools for a range of graphic design tasks that would normally require three or more separate 'suite' programs: illustration, photo editing, advanced page layout (Desktop Publishing), web graphics, websites and more.

By combining all the photo, graphics, page layout and web design tools in one program, Xara Designer Pro X9 achieves a smaller memory footprint, faster performance, no program switching and reduced hardware requirements.
Xara Designer Pro X9 First Look, The new Xara Designer Pro X9 is the ultimate all-in-one creative tool that provides all the tools for a range of graphic design tasks that would normally require three or more separate 'suite' programs: illustration, photo editing, advanced page layout (Desktop Publishing), web graphics, websites and more.

By combining all the photo, graphics, page layout and web design tools in one program, Xara Designer Pro X9 achieves a smaller memory footprint, faster performance, no program switching and reduced hardware requirements., Gary Priester
How to Draw a Photorealistic Bottle Cap, , Rik Datta
Designing a Vector Camouflage Pattern, , Bob Taylor
With a focus on printing and printed output, the all new Xara Page & Layout Designer 9 was created for people who create logos, business cards, brochures, newsletters, advertisements, flyers, business documents, posters, and even magazines. Start your design from scratch using PLD9's extensive toolset, or modify one of the many professionally-designed templates included with Xara P&LD9. Take Gary Priester's tour of the newest member of the Xara family of graphics programs, and see for yourself how easy it is to produce stunning documents.
Xara Page & Layout Designer 9 First Look, With a focus on printing and printed output, the all new Xara Page & Layout Designer 9 was created for people who create logos, business cards, brochures, newsletters, advertisements, flyers, business documents, posters, and even magazines. Start your design from scratch using PLD9's extensive toolset, or modify one of the many professionally-designed templates included with Xara P&LD9. Take Gary Priester's tour of the newest member of the Xara family of graphics programs, and see for yourself how easy it is to produce stunning documents., Gary Priester
Gorgeous Seamless Marble Textures, , Frances Proctor
Xara’s Bevel tool is terrific when you want text or shapes to protrude from the page, but what do you do when you want something to recede—to look as though you took a chisel to marble or othjer stone? The answer is: you watch the tutorial this month, as Gary explains how to use beveled text as a reference for manually creating and shading shapes so they look like they belong on a Greek temple. Put down that chisel, download the resource files, and learn some virtual sculpting!
Carved in Stone, Xara’s Bevel tool is terrific when you want text or shapes to protrude from the page, but what do you do when you want something to recede—to look as though you took a chisel to marble or othjer stone? The answer is: you watch the tutorial this month, as Gary explains how to use beveled text as a reference for manually creating and shading shapes so they look like they belong on a Greek temple. Put down that chisel, download the resource files, and learn some virtual sculpting!, Gary Bouton
Making a Striking Coffee Table Book Cover, , Gary Bouton
YouTube One Channel Theme Template, , Frances Proctor
Adding Custom Textures to Your Web Pages, , Gary Bouton
Gary Priester takes you on a tour de force of Xara Web Designer 9, just released. Both the Premium and Classic versions demonstrate a major step forward in WYSIWYG web page design.
Xara Web Designer 9 First Look, Gary Priester takes you on a tour de force of Xara Web Designer 9, just released. Both the Premium and Classic versions demonstrate a major step forward in WYSIWYG web page design., Gary Priester
12 Web Page and Pasteboard Layer Backgrounds, , Gary Bouton
More than a year ago, Gary started Xarists off with an introduction to Flash animation, and this month you’ll return to the land of Flash and vector animation with an intriguing animation example that uses a reveal technique to make it look as though a pencil is writing a numeric countdown. Get the lead out, and get into an intermediate Xara animation tutorial!
A Return to Animation, More than a year ago, Gary started Xarists off with an introduction to Flash animation, and this month you’ll return to the land of Flash and vector animation with an intriguing animation example that uses a reveal technique to make it look as though a pencil is writing a numeric countdown. Get the lead out, and get into an intermediate Xara animation tutorial!, Gary Bouton
Before you go giving your elegant illustration a solid or blurry shadow, check out April’s tutorial on using Live Effects to make a unique and photorealistic perspective shadow. This month, Gary shows you how a simple filter and some manual editing can help complete a scene with the finesse you need for professional-level illustration.
Creating a Professional Shadow, Before you go giving your elegant illustration a solid or blurry shadow, check out April’s tutorial on using Live Effects to make a unique and photorealistic perspective shadow. This month, Gary shows you how a simple filter and some manual editing can help complete a scene with the finesse you need for professional-level illustration., Gary Bouton
Ron Duke, , Ron Duke
Gary has a gas of a tutorial for you this month: you’ll learn how to draw a Neon (and Argon, and Helium) sign. The technique uses lines, blends, and transparency modes. Put it all together and you’ll have an eye-catching way to advertise just about anything without the knowledge of glass blowing or electricity! Come along and see how to create another photorealistic effect in the world’s fastest drawing program: Xara Designer.
Neon and other Noble Gases, Gary has a gas of a tutorial for you this month: you’ll learn how to draw a Neon (and Argon, and Helium) sign. The technique uses lines, blends, and transparency modes. Put it all together and you’ll have an eye-catching way to advertise just about anything without the knowledge of glass blowing or electricity! Come along and see how to create another photorealistic effect in the world’s fastest drawing program: Xara Designer., Gary Bouton
Part 2 of our Eating & Drinking theme.
Eating & Drinking, Part 2 of our Eating & Drinking theme., Penny O'Rorke, Robert Taylor, Javier Vila, Paul Saumure, Jay McLennan, Rik Datta
Designing a Stained Glass Window, , Frances Proctor
Bouton's Spring Seamless Textures, , Gary Bouton
A theme to make you hungry! We've picked a selection of images from three well known Xara designers for part 1 of our Eating & Drinking theme.
Eating & Drinking, A theme to make you hungry! We've picked a selection of images from three well known Xara designers for part 1 of our Eating & Drinking theme., Luca Pennisi, Gary Priester, Derek Cooper
Making Surreal Backgrounds with Xara Fractals, , Stephen Whittle
Gary has pulled out all the stops this month: you’ll be walked through not just image editing in Xara Designer, but advanced image retouching. Significant areas of a target image are missing, but by first defining a process, and then by following it with Xara’s tools, you’ll be able to restore a photo exactly as a pro would with Xara.
Advanced Image Retouching, Gary has pulled out all the stops this month: you’ll be walked through not just image editing in Xara Designer, but advanced image retouching. Significant areas of a target image are missing, but by first defining a process, and then by following it with Xara’s tools, you’ll be able to restore a photo exactly as a pro would with Xara., Gary Bouton
Bouton Icons!, , Gary Bouton
Making A Handcrafted Valentine Card, , Frances Proctor
Icons are an art form all of their own, the challenge being to fit into a very small space the necessary detail to make your icons both clear and characterful. Here are two Xara designers showing you how they do it.
Christmas Icons, Icons are an art form all of their own, the challenge being to fit into a very small space the necessary detail to make your icons both clear and characterful. Here are two Xara designers showing you how they do it., Davy Montooth, Denis Sazhin
This month Gary shows you how to get results you might not have guessed you could achieve in Xara, with Live Effects and the PS plug-ins that come with the program. Re-light a composition, make drawings look like paintings, speed up your work and make it look more intricate in moments.
Working With Live Effects, This month Gary shows you how to get results you might not have guessed you could achieve in Xara, with Live Effects and the PS plug-ins that come with the program. Re-light a composition, make drawings look like paintings, speed up your work and make it look more intricate in moments., Gary Bouton
A great selection of art from 7 different artists to help you get into the seasonal spirit.
Christmas, A great selection of art from 7 different artists to help you get into the seasonal spirit. , Miguel Boto, Rik Datta, Paul Saumure, Zeb, Bob Hahn, Paul Söderholm, Marcia Broekarts
12 For 12 – Free Tiling Textures for December, , Gary Bouton
A Raindeer Christmas Greeting Card, , Frances Proctor
Gary Bouton shows you how to illustrate a Christmas garland and turn it into a custom Xara brush stroke. It’s time to celebrate the holidays, vector-style, and get into Xara Designer and the intriguing yet accessible video tutorial this month.
Deck The Halls! Making a Garland Brush, Gary Bouton shows you how to illustrate a Christmas garland and turn it into a custom Xara brush stroke. It’s time to celebrate the holidays, vector-style, and get into Xara Designer and the intriguing yet accessible video tutorial this month., Gary Bouton
Great lighting is what makes the difference between a drawing that sits on a page, and one that appears to be in the page. This November 2012 tutorial by Gary Bouton shows you how to use Xara's Extrude tool, Shadow tool, and other tools to make dramatic lighting a snap in your compositions.
Let There Be Light: Lighting in Xara, Great lighting is what makes the difference between a drawing that sits on a page, and one that appears to be in the page. This November 2012 tutorial by Gary Bouton shows you how to use Xara's Extrude tool, Shadow tool, and other tools to make dramatic lighting a snap in your compositions., Gary Bouton
This month we start a two parter loosely on a theme of 'people' starting with the work of 5 accomplished Xara artists.
People 1, This month we start a two parter loosely on a theme of 'people' starting with the work of 5 accomplished Xara artists., Mohamed Elhlaly, Valery Kouleshov, Gordon MacFarlene, Jay McLennan, Dave Cowles
Part 2 of our Inspirational Art on a theme of 'people' showcasing the work of 5 more Xara artists, with 5 more very different subjects and styles.
People 2, Part 2 of our Inspirational Art on a theme of 'people' showcasing the work of 5 more Xara artists, with 5 more very different subjects and styles., Fred van der Zee, Dmitry Malutin, Newton Florentino, Derek Cooper, Simone Pampado
Edge Lighting, , Gary Bouton
Gift wrapping with Xara, , Frances Proctor
Frances’ Fun French Curves Fiesta, , Frances Proctor
The Shape tool, Xara’s all-in-one creation and editing tool is a designer's dream. Come explore this moth not only how to put the Shape tool at your beck and call, but also see how to join and break shapes, how to work the corners of your shapes with end caps, and how a line becomes a shape…and back again.
Revenge of the Shape Tool: Heaven Only Nodes Episode II, The Shape tool, Xara’s all-in-one creation and editing tool is a designer's dream. Come explore this moth not only how to put the Shape tool at your beck and call, but also see how to join and break shapes, how to work the corners of your shapes with end caps, and how a line becomes a shape…and back again., Gary Bouton
Optimizing Images for the Web with Smush.it, , Barbara Bouton
Named Color T-shirt Drawing, , Gary Bouton
If you’ve been messing with the Freehand tool, trying to create the shape of your dreams—park it—and get the low-down on the Pen tool and how to click-drag to make excellent curves. It’s the education you might have missed, in this video tutorial on Xara TV.
All About Drawing and Control Points Episode 1, If you’ve been messing with the Freehand tool, trying to create the shape of your dreams—park it—and get the low-down on the Pen tool and how to click-drag to make excellent curves. It’s the education you might have missed, in this video tutorial on Xara TV., Gary Bouton
Creating Textured Extrusions with Displacement Maps, , Frances Proctor
As promised, part 2 of Inspirational Art on a theme of Planes & Helicopters.
Planes and Helicopters 2, As promised, part 2 of Inspirational Art on a theme of Planes & Helicopters., Graham Ward, Bill Dale, Mohamed Elhlaly
A selection of work on a theme that always seem to inspire the best in Xara artists. Part 1 of Flight.
Planes & Helicopters 1, A selection of work on a theme that always seem to inspire the best in Xara artists. Part 1 of Flight.
, A Wrigley, Vjekoslav Ranec, Bill Dale
Dark Backgrounds, , Gary Bouton
The focus continues this month on how to use Xara Designer as an image editor. Get your feet wet with the Mask tool, the Clone tool, and then dive in head first to some fun, sophisticated, and creative retouching.
Retouching With Xara Designer Pro X Part 2, The focus continues this month on how to use Xara Designer as an image editor. Get your feet wet with the Mask tool, the Clone tool, and then dive in head first to some fun, sophisticated, and creative retouching., Gary Bouton
Salut! Make a Waving Flag with a Plugin, , Gary Bouton
There's no escaping sport at the moment! Racing cars, boats & bikes, ice hockey, golf ... Xara artists have captured the moment.
Sports, There's no escaping sport at the moment! Racing cars, boats & bikes, ice hockey, golf ... Xara artists have captured the moment.
, Graham Ward, A Wrigley, Bill Dale, William Clegg, Derek Donnelly
Yep, no drawing allowed! Gary Bouton will show you some fancy photo retouching moves this month, using Xara version 8’s Color Select, Clone and other advanced editing tools.
Retouching With Xara Designer Pro X, Yep, no drawing allowed! Gary Bouton will show you some fancy photo retouching moves this month, using Xara version 8’s Color Select, Clone and other advanced editing tools., Gary Bouton
Desert Island 20 Typeface Collection, , Gary Bouton
Xara Template for Making Facebook Timeline Covers, , Frances Proctor
Gary Bouton takes you on a interstellar trip with this month's tutorial. Learn how to illustrate Saturn using transparency, blends, fractal fills. Then use the Mould tool to create the proper perspective for cool, planetary rings.
Planet-Building 101, Gary Bouton takes you on a interstellar trip with this month's tutorial. Learn how to illustrate Saturn using transparency, blends, fractal fills. Then use the Mould tool to create the proper perspective for cool, planetary rings., Gary Bouton
Seamless Tiling Textures Pack Created by TalkGraphics Members, , Christine Farrelly, AntsPants, MWenz, Angelize, Stygg2003, Iamtheblues, xtom-blue
Using Text as A Shape, , Gary Bouton
We couldn't resist it any longer! Here's another collection of the most popular theme for Xara artists, CARS!
Cars, We couldn't resist it any longer! Here's another collection of the most popular theme for Xara artists, CARS!, Ron Duke, Graham Ward, Mohamed Elhlaly, Zeb, Evgeny Rogachev, Paul Saumure, A Wrigley
Everything New is Old Again!, , Frances Proctor
You might notice a pattern going on here: all is well, because Gary Bouton shows you how to create seamless tiling patterns with Xara Designer Pro X (v8) this month. Imagine being able to build an intricate image tile that fills any shape for any purpose. Stop imagining now! Download the tutorial Zip archive and tuck into the May 2012 tutorial video.
Create Seamless Patterns with Xara, You might notice a pattern going on here: all is well, because Gary Bouton shows you how to create seamless tiling patterns with Xara Designer Pro X (v8) this month. Imagine being able to build an intricate image tile that fills any shape for any purpose. Stop imagining now! Download the tutorial Zip archive and tuck into the May 2012 tutorial video. , Gary Bouton
Gary Priester takes an in depth look Xara Designer Pro X(v8). Discover what's new and what's HOT!
Xara Designer Pro X and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer MX — First Look, Gary Priester takes an in depth look Xara Designer Pro X(v8). Discover what's new and what's HOT!, Gary Priester
We showcase the work of six talented Xara artists, including three that are new to Inspirational Art. The theme is flowers, but each offers their own unique and very different style.
Flowers, We showcase the work of six talented Xara artists, including three that are new to Inspirational Art. The theme is flowers, but each offers their own unique and very different style., Alan Horwell, Penny O'Rourke, Frances Proctor, Derek Cooper
Gary Bouton takes you through the process of creating an outdoor sign, from concept, to typography, to drawing it in Xara Designer, to exporting it for personal printer and for commercial printing. How good does that get?! If you have a garage sale (don’t tell Gary), a bake sale, a sports league sign-up, or other service, event, or product you need to advertise on a sign, sign up today for Gary’s Xara TV tutorial for April 2012.
Designing a Sign with Xara, Gary Bouton takes you through the process of creating an outdoor sign, from concept, to typography, to drawing it in Xara Designer, to exporting it for personal printer and for commercial printing. How good does that get?! If you have a garage sale (don’t tell Gary), a bake sale, a sports league sign-up, or other service, event, or product you need to advertise on a sign, sign up today for Gary’s Xara TV tutorial for April 2012., Gary Bouton
Moshe Kidron’s 12 Column Web Page Template, , Moshe Kidron
Using Noise (instead of water) to Make Animated Snow, , Larry Leiker
Javier Vila, , Javier Vila
Gary takes you on a passenger’s seat, front row tour of famous commercial logos, and then coaches you on how to build one. A free, downloadable resource file is available so you can follow along.
Creating a Logo with Xara, Gary takes you on a passenger’s seat, front row tour of famous commercial logos, and then coaches you on how to build one. A free, downloadable resource file is available so you can follow along., Gary Bouton
Gary Priester takes an in depth look at the brand new Web Designer MX (v8). Discover what's new NOW!
Xara Web Designer MX Premium First Look, Gary Priester takes an in depth look at the brand new Web Designer MX (v8). Discover what's new NOW!, Gary Priester
Building a Xara Vector Grunge Effect, , Bob Taylor
Bouton's Color Swatches, , Gary Bouton
Many illustrators feel challenged to try and reproduce the look and feel of glass. Here we pick our choice of glass themed images from Xara designers.
Glass, Many illustrators feel challenged to try and reproduce the look and feel of glass. Here we pick our choice of glass themed images from Xara designers.
, Michele Mowat, Derek Cooper, Luca Pennisi, Gary Priester
Gary demystifies the animation power in Xara and gets you into the bounce and swing of things, Flash style. You’ll have a ball, and animate one, too!
The Bouncing Ball Animation, Gary demystifies the animation power in Xara and gets you into the bounce and swing of things, Flash style. You’ll have a ball, and animate one, too!, Gary Bouton
Fabulous Fractals, , Frances Proctor
Free Font and Textures, , Gary Bouton
Derek Cooper, , Derek Cooper
Mohamed Elhlaly, , Mohamed Elhlaly
Frankfurter Venetian Font, , Gary Bouton
In January's video tutioral, Gary Bouton shows you how to use Xara’s Live Effects and other tools together to shape light and texture into eye-popping, 3D geometry.
Making a 3D Dodecahedron, In January's video tutioral, Gary Bouton shows you how to use Xara’s Live Effects and other tools together to shape light and texture into eye-popping, 3D geometry., Gary Bouton
A selection of images from Gary Priester to mark his retirement from the Xara Xone, including many images not previously seen on the Xone or TalkGraphics.
Gary Priester, A selection of images from Gary Priester to mark his retirement from the Xara Xone, including many images not previously seen on the Xone or TalkGraphics., Gary Priester
Gary Priester, , Gary Priester
Gary Priester takes you through his steps in creating this illustration of grapes on the vine, using Xara Designer Pro 7.
Wine Grapes, Gary Priester takes you through his steps in creating this illustration of grapes on the vine, using Xara Designer Pro 7., Gary Priester
Christmas images from six different designers using Xara software, from cartoons to cards with the added decoration of a seasonal stereogram.
Christmas, Christmas images from six different designers using Xara software, from cartoons to cards with the added decoration of a seasonal stereogram.,
3D Illustrations and Flash Videos, , Anas ibn Handel
Strange but rather wonderful glass spheres from 4 different Xara artists.
Spherical Things, Strange but rather wonderful glass spheres from 4 different Xara artists.
, Paul Söderholm, Christian Mueller, Javier Vila, Derek Cooper
Some classic photo realistic images from 3 top Xara artists on a theme that seems to be irresistible to illustrators: Watches.
Watches, Some classic photo realistic images from 3 top Xara artists on a theme that seems to be irresistible to illustrators: Watches., Simone Pampado, Evgeny Rogachev, Javier Vila
Follow Gary Priester as he creates an illustration of a box of French Fries using Xara Designer Pro 7.
A box of tasty French Fries, Follow Gary Priester as he creates an illustration of a box of French Fries using Xara Designer Pro 7., Gary Priester
Design and Illustration, , Paul Saumure
This month we feature the work of six different Xara artists who have been inspired on a musical theme.
Musical Instruments, This month we feature the work of six different Xara artists who have been inspired on a musical theme., Paul Saumure, Mohamed Elhlaly, Steve Johnson, Gary Bouton, Ron Duke, Derek Donnelly
This vector illustration of a rubber ducky was created using the Xara Designer Pro 7 drawing tools. Follow Gary Priester's tutorial to find out how it was done.
A Low Tech Rubber Ducky, This vector illustration of a rubber ducky was created using the Xara Designer Pro 7 drawing tools. Follow Gary Priester's tutorial to find out how it was done. , Gary Priester
People & Portraits. Always a popular subject among Xara artists, so here's some great examples from 4 different artists to inspire you.
People, People & Portraits. Always a popular subject among Xara artists, so here's some great examples from 4 different artists to inspire you., Derek Cooper, Simone Pampado, Valery Kouleshov, Newton Florentino
Art from the Xara Xone Tutorials, , Gary Priester
Illustration and Design, , Rik Datta
It's spring (at least for those of us in the North) so it seems like a good time to return to one of the most popular themes among Xara artists; flowers. We have some great examples from both familiar names and new ones.
Flowers, It's spring (at least for those of us in the North) so it seems like a good time to return to one of the most popular themes among Xara artists; flowers. We have some great examples from both familiar names and new ones., Tim Seward, Alessandro Acqualanga, Rian Mosely, Derek Cooper, Luca Pennisi
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Ellipse tool and other features in Xara Designer Pro 6 to create an automobile dashboard compass.
An Automobile Compass, In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Ellipse tool and other features in Xara Designer Pro 6 to create an automobile dashboard compass. , Gary Priester
Using the 3D Extrude tool in Xara Designer Pro 6 Gary Priester shows you how to create this vector illustration of a parlor fan.
An Electric Parlor Fan, Using the 3D Extrude tool in Xara Designer Pro 6 Gary Priester shows you how to create this vector illustration of a parlor fan. , Gary Priester
Three funny guys, , Zeb, Dave Cockburn, Paul Söderholm
Part 2 of our cartoon art feature introduces 4 more talented designers who use Xara software to create their images.

Plus don't miss the new drop down menu that lets you browse thru all past issues.
Cartoons, Part 2 of our cartoon art feature introduces 4 more talented designers who use Xara software to create their images.

Plus don't miss the new drop down menu that lets you browse thru all past issues., Jay McLennan, Ashraf Kamel, Leo Goncalves, Petr Jansa, Derek Cooper
Vjekoslav Ranec, , Vjekoslav Ranec
Xara software is a popular choice for cartoonists and this month we feature the work of 4 talented designers who are getting the most from it.

Plus don't miss the new drop down menu that lets you browse thru all past issues.
Cartoons, Xara software is a popular choice for cartoonists and this month we feature the work of 4 talented designers who are getting the most from it.

Plus don't miss the new drop down menu that lets you browse thru all past issues., Zeb, Bob Hahn, Derek Donnelly,Paul Söderholm
In this tutorial Gary Priester uses his timely imagination and the 3D Extrude tool in Xara Designer Pro 6 to create this illustration of a World Time Clock.
World Time Clock, In this tutorial Gary Priester uses his timely imagination and the 3D Extrude tool in Xara Designer Pro 6 to create this illustration of a World Time Clock. , Gary Priester
Here's a topic that inspires the masters of photo realistic art. And no, none of these images are photos!

Plus don't miss the new drop down menu that lets you browse thru all past issues.
Cameras, Here's a topic that inspires the masters of photo realistic art. And no, none of these images are photos!

Plus don't miss the new drop down menu that lets you browse thru all past issues., Trevor Shaw, Simone Pampado, Mohamed Elhlaly, Evgeny Rogachev
The 2010 Featured Artists Holiday Group Show, ,
The Best from the Featured Artists Gallery 2000 - 2010, ,
This basic vector image of a soccer ball, unlike a bitmap image, can be scaled up and down. Gary Priester shows you how using the features in Xara Designer Pro 6.
A (Mostly) Vector Soccer Ball, This basic vector image of a soccer ball, unlike a bitmap image, can be scaled up and down. Gary Priester shows you how using the features in Xara Designer Pro 6., Gary Priester
This is part 2 on a theme of 'flight' and we have some more inspiring examples from the master of plane art Graham Ward, Bill Dale and Outsider newcomer Mike Emerson.

Plus don't miss the new drop down menu that lets you browse thru all past issues.
Flight, This is part 2 on a theme of 'flight' and we have some more inspiring examples from the master of plane art Graham Ward, Bill Dale and Outsider newcomer Mike Emerson.

Plus don't miss the new drop down menu that lets you browse thru all past issues., Graham Ward, Mike Emerson, Bill Dale
This month our theme is 'flight' and we have some truly great art created with Xara. What's more we're showing the work of two new artists whose work we've never shown in the Outsider. This style of graphic is perfect for Xara because it's part art, part technical illustration.
Flight, This month our theme is 'flight' and we have some truly great art created with Xara. What's more we're showing the work of two new artists whose work we've never shown in the Outsider. This style of graphic is perfect for Xara because it's part art, part technical illustration., Bill Dale, Vjekoslav Ranec
The Cartoon Show, ,
This month we were planning a showcase with an animals theme, but we never got past this marvellous set of images from Luca Pennisi (Lupen on TalkGraphics). Apologies to the many other talented artists who have created inspirational art featuring animals, we will just have to return to the subject in future Outsiders!
Animals, This month we were planning a showcase with an animals theme, but we never got past this marvellous set of images from Luca Pennisi (Lupen on TalkGraphics). Apologies to the many other talented artists who have created inspirational art featuring animals, we will just have to return to the subject in future Outsiders!, Luca Pennisi
This is the second half of Gary Priester's Wall Clock tutorial. He uses the Rectangle and Curvature tool in Xara Designer Pro 6 to start this vector illustration.
A Seth Thomas No.2 Regulator Wall Clock, This is the second half of Gary Priester's Wall Clock tutorial. He uses the Rectangle and Curvature tool in Xara Designer Pro 6 to start this vector illustration.
, Gary Priester
Flowers seem to be a very popular subject matter for Xara artists, so we're featuring a selection of work from different designers to highlight the variety of talent and styles.
Flowers, Flowers seem to be a very popular subject matter for Xara artists, so we're featuring a selection of work from different designers to highlight the variety of talent and styles., Mohamed Elhlaly, Tim Seward, Nancy Griffin, Stygg2003, Gary Priester, Desislava Vanchev
Follow Gary Priester as he shows you how to create this vector illustration of A Seth Thomas No.2 Regulator Wall Clock using Xara Designer Pro 6 (Part I of 2).
A Seth Thomas No.2 Regulator Wall Clock, Follow Gary Priester as he shows you how to create this vector illustration of A Seth Thomas No.2 Regulator Wall Clock using Xara Designer Pro 6 (Part I of 2)., Gary Priester
Derek Cooper, , Derek Cooper
Following on nicely from our drinks theme last month, how about something to eat, as visualized by two of the top Xara artists, 'Masque' and 'Lupen' from TalkGraphics.
Food, Following on nicely from our drinks theme last month, how about something to eat, as visualized by two of the top Xara artists, 'Masque' and 'Lupen' from TalkGraphics., Luca Pennisi, Derek Cooper
Simone Pampado, , Simone Pampado
In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how to use the Shape Editor Tool in Xara Xtreme 5 to create a Zippy Little Sansa MP3 Player.
A Zippy Little Sansa MP3 Player, In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how to use the Shape Editor Tool in Xara Xtreme 5 to create a Zippy Little Sansa MP3 Player., Gary Priester
Something to drink? Five different artists offer six different answers, demonstrating yet again the sheer depth and variety of talent among Xara artists.
Something To Drink, Something to drink? Five different artists offer six different answers, demonstrating yet again the sheer depth and variety of talent among Xara artists., Derek Cooper, Valery Kouleshov, Newton Florentino, Mohamed Elhlaly, Luca Pennisi
Evgeny Rogachev, , Evgeny Rogachev
Gary Priester shows you how to use the Mould and Extrude tool in Xara Xtreme 5 to create this puzzling Rubik's Cube. Follow his step by step tutorial.
The Puzzle Solved - A Rubik's Cube, Gary Priester shows you how to use the Mould and Extrude tool in Xara Xtreme 5 to create this puzzling Rubik's Cube. Follow his step by step tutorial. , Gary Priester
After last month's painterly, water-inspired theme, we jump to a very different sort of art, with some jaw dropping, photo-realistic drawings. Heaven for Gadget Lovers.
Gadgets, After last month's painterly, water-inspired theme, we jump to a very different sort of art, with some jaw dropping, photo-realistic drawings. Heaven for Gadget Lovers., Mohamed Elhlaly, Evgeny Rogachev
After last month's parade of photo realistic motorbikes, we turn our attention to the more gentle inspiration that 4 Xara artists have found in water...
Water Settings, After last month's parade of photo realistic motorbikes, we turn our attention to the more gentle inspiration that 4 Xara artists have found in water..., Tim Seward, Roger Cotgreave, Valery Kouleshov, John Logovend
Luca Pennisi, , Luca Pennisi
You've seen the cars, now it's the turn of the bikes!
Bikes, You've seen the cars, now it's the turn of the bikes! , John Logon, Graham Ward, Detlev Birkholz, Raymond Breakspear
It's the mystery of outer space! Gary Priester shows you how to use the Shape and Color Editor tools in Xtreme Pro 5 to create your own Space Oddity.
A Strange Apparition in Outer Space, It's the mystery of outer space! Gary Priester shows you how to use the Shape and Color Editor tools in Xtreme Pro 5 to create your own Space Oddity., Gary Priester
Follow Gary through this tutorial on how to create this frosty holiday window using the Xara On Line Snow Lens Effect. All done in Xara Xtreme Pro 5.
A Frosty Glass Window Pane, Follow Gary through this tutorial on how to create this frosty holiday window using the Xara On Line Snow Lens Effect. All done in Xara Xtreme Pro 5., Gary Priester
Holiday Group Show, , Zeb, Tim Seward, Sven-Ingvar Oskarsson , Steve Ledger, Penny O’Rorke, Paul S�derholm, Paul Nicholson, Nancy Griffin, Luca Pennisi, Larry Leiker, Jon Marr, John Pratt, Jim MacGregor, Javier Vila, Harry Taylor, Graham Ward, Gary Priester Fred C.
The latest commercial work from Miroslav Hristov
Commercial Designs, The latest commercial work from Miroslav Hristov, Miroslav Hristov
Black Panther, , Mohamed Elhlaly
Gary Priester shows you how to capture some special electrifying magic! All done in Xara Xtreme Pro 5.
Lightning Over the Mesas, Gary Priester shows you how to capture some special electrifying magic! All done in Xara Xtreme Pro 5. , Gary Priester
Here are a selection of images that are out of this world!
Space, Here are a selection of images that are out of this world!, Denis Sazhin, Simone Pampado, Paul Söderholm, Emanuel Brito, Derek Cooper, Risto Klint
Nancy Griffin, , Nancy Griffin
An assortment of landscapes.
Landscapes, An assortment of landscapes., Tim Seward, Nancy Griffin, Roger Cotgreave
Portraits are a popular choice among Xara artists and this selection proves, if proof is still needed, that there are as many ways to use Xtreme as there are Xtreme owners
Portraits, Portraits are a popular choice among Xara artists and this selection proves, if proof is still needed, that there are as many ways to use Xtreme as there are Xtreme owners, James Logovend , Tao Jones, Newton Florentino, Bob Hahn, Raymond Breakspear, Risto Klint
The car art created by artists using Xara Xtreme is justly famous, to the extent that it has become something of a yardstick for lesser drawing programs.
Cars, The car art created by artists using Xara Xtreme is justly famous, to the extent that it has become something of a yardstick for lesser drawing programs., Leo Goncalves, A Wrigley, Mohamed Elhlaly, Sandor Beres, Javier Vila
We like to bring you a variety of styles in Inspirational Art and it always surprises us how easy that is.
Birds, We like to bring you a variety of styles in Inspirational Art and it always surprises us how easy that is. , Vladimyr Savvateew, Nancy Griffin, Newton Florentine
Follow Gary Priester as he shows you how to create a wine bottle with a magical reflection of a nearby scene. All created in Xara Xtreme Pro 5.
Creating A Red Burgundian Wine Bottle, Follow Gary Priester as he shows you how to create a wine bottle with a magical reflection of a nearby scene. All created in Xara Xtreme Pro 5., Gary Priester
Anjna Master, , Anjna Master
Javier Vila, , Javier Vila

In this tutorial by Gary Priester you learn how to create stereograms with a hidden 3D image. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0.
Creating a Hidden Image, Mapped Texture and Floating Image Stereogram,
In this tutorial by Gary Priester you learn how to create stereograms with a hidden 3D image. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0., Gary Priester
A great display of imagination and skill shown in these images of fish.
Fish, A great display of imagination and skill shown in these images of fish. , Newton Florentine, Tao Jones, Nancy Griffin, Derek Cooper, Risto Klint
This month we’re showcasing some great examples of work where the designer aims to create a painterly style using Xara Xtreme, for example the look of an oil painting or a watercolor.
Painterly Effects, This month we’re showcasing some great examples of work where the designer aims to create a painterly style using Xara Xtreme, for example the look of an oil painting or a watercolor., Raymond Breakspear, Tim Seward, Tao Jones, Vladimir Konstantinovic
Denis Sazhin, , Denis Sazhin
Amongst Xara Xtreme owners there are several great icon designers.
Icons, Amongst Xara Xtreme owners there are several great icon designers., Denis Sazhin, Christian Mueller, Jeffrey Purser, Luka Pensa
Microsoft is currently beta testing the successor to Windows Vista and Windows XP called Windows 7. In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how he designed his idea of a new logo for Windows 7 with Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0.
What will the new Windows 7 logo look like? Like this perhaps?, Microsoft is currently beta testing the successor to Windows Vista and Windows XP called Windows 7. In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how he designed his idea of a new logo for Windows 7 with Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0.
, Gary Priester
Ron Duke, , Ron Duke
Regulars on TalkGraphics will know that Norman Spencer's irrepressible enthusiasm and imagination has been an inspiration to all other forum members over the last few years.
Norman Spencer, Regulars on TalkGraphics will know that Norman Spencer's irrepressible enthusiasm and imagination has been an inspiration to all other forum members over the last few years. , Norman Spencer
Find out how Gary Priester added a little polish to the Macintosh Apple logo. Created with Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0.
Reinventing The Apple, Find out how Gary Priester added a little polish to the Macintosh Apple logo. Created with Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0., Gary Priester
It's Christmas, so we don't need any excuse, but as it happens some of the Christmas card designs on display in TalkGraphics and the Xara Xone are fully worthy of Inspirational Art status at any time of year.
Christmas Cards, It's Christmas, so we don't need any excuse, but as it happens some of the Christmas card designs on display in TalkGraphics and the Xara Xone are fully worthy of Inspirational Art status at any time of year., Bob Hahn, Paul Söderholm, Gary Priester
Featured Holiday Artists 2008, , Bill Lealman, Bill Taylor, Bruce-Stawicki, Cindy Groves, Dave Cockburn, Emanuel Brito, Eric Bramhill, Frances Proctor, Gary W. Priester, Hugh Jago, Jerry Lyles, John Pratt, John Rayner, Mauricio Vila, Paul S�derholm, Penny O'Rorke, Peter Hu, Ronald C. Du
Another artists who is fanatic about detail. Alan Burns has lots of talent and huge patience.
Alan Burns, Another artists who is fanatic about detail. Alan Burns has lots of talent and huge patience. , Alan Burns
A Two Person Show, , Leo Goncalves, Paul Söderholm
In this tutorial, Gary Priester shows you how to create a Mapped Texture Stereogram. This 2D image is created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0.
A Mapped Texture Stereogram, In this tutorial, Gary Priester shows you how to create a Mapped Texture Stereogram. This 2D image is created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0., Gary Priester
Some truly awesome car illustrations have been created with Xara Xtreme and they're always popular Inspirational Art features these are masterful car illustrations from Ron Duke.
Cars, Some truly awesome car illustrations have been created with Xara Xtreme and they're always popular Inspirational Art features these are masterful car illustrations from Ron Duke.
, Ron Duke
Logo Design Contest, , Akhtar Amin Ahmad, Bob Hahn, Boris Kirchdorfer, Bruce Stawicki, Cindy Groves, Denis Gromov, Dennis Eijs, Frances Proctor, Fred Coots, Gary W. Priester, John Pratt, Michael C Geraghty, Mickie Mason, Nuno Alex Oliveira, Ronald C. Duke, Steve Ledger, Y
In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how to create a stereogram of a Japanese teapot, the kind you might find in a Japanese tea house. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 and Pro 4.0.
A Cast Iron Hobnail Teapot, In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how to create a stereogram of a Japanese teapot, the kind you might find in a Japanese tea house. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 and Pro 4.0. , Gary Priester
Take a look at these two superb lions. Two different artists and two very different styles, we hope you'll agree are equally inspirational in their own way.
Lions, Take a look at these two superb lions. Two different artists and two very different styles, we hope you'll agree are equally inspirational in their own way. , Newton Florentino, Valery Kouleshov
This month's Inspirational Art is guaranteed to make you hungry. We have a collection of images from two popular posters in the TalkGraphics Gallery on the theme of food.
Food, This month's Inspirational Art is guaranteed to make you hungry. We have a collection of images from two popular posters in the TalkGraphics Gallery on the theme of food., Derek Cooper, Steve Ledger
TalkGraphics regulars will have seen the work of Gray before, but this is the first time we have featured his awesome photo realistic work in the Outsider.
Graham Ward, TalkGraphics regulars will have seen the work of Gray before, but this is the first time we have featured his awesome photo realistic work in the Outsider. , Graham Ward
Bill Dale, , Bill Dale
In this tutorial Gary Priester uses the Extrude Tool to create a 3D sunflower and flowerpot. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 and Pro 4.0.
Growing a 3D Sun Flower and Flowerpot, In this tutorial Gary Priester uses the Extrude Tool to create a 3D sunflower and flowerpot. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 and Pro 4.0.
, Gary Priester
This month we're featuring the first few images in a 'pulp fiction' series that's been running in the Xara Gallery at TalkGraphics, from forum poster MarkMyWords.
Markmywords, This month we're featuring the first few images in a 'pulp fiction' series that's been running in the Xara Gallery at TalkGraphics, from forum poster MarkMyWords. , Markmywords
You may well have seen previous work from Miroslav Hristov in the Xara Gallery or in his posts on TalkGraphics.com (as Minimiro) but here's something new from Miroslav - a website created entirely in Xara Xtreme V4.
Miroslav Hristov, You may well have seen previous work from Miroslav Hristov in the Xara Gallery or in his posts on TalkGraphics.com (as Minimiro) but here's something new from Miroslav - a website created entirely in Xara Xtreme V4., Miroslav Hristov
In this tutorial, Gary Priester shows you how to create a simple multipage website, complete with pop-ups. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0.
A Multi-page Website with Pop-up and Rollover Buttons, In this tutorial, Gary Priester shows you how to create a simple multipage website, complete with pop-ups. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 & Pro 4.0., Gary Priester
Norman Spencer, , Norman Spencer
Congratulations to Bob Hahn for winning the Ben Wicks Award (Ben Wicks was a London born cartoonist who made his name in Canada - the contest has run since 2001 in his honor), with his proposed illustrations for The Elementary Safety Book for Children.
Bob Hahn, Congratulations to Bob Hahn for winning the Ben Wicks Award (Ben Wicks was a London born cartoonist who made his name in Canada - the contest has run since 2001 in his honor), with his proposed illustrations for The Elementary Safety Book for Children. , Bob Hahn
Graham Ward, , Graham Ward
In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how to create a vector drawing of a wishing well. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 or Pro 4.0.
A Rustic Wishing Well, In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how to create a vector drawing of a wishing well. Created in Xara Xtreme 4.0 or Pro 4.0.
, Gary Priester
Wings And Wheels 2008 Group Show, , Akhtar Amin Ahmad, Anas bin Handel, Barney Rubble Car, Behzad Jamshidi, Bob Hahn, Bob Taylor, Derek Cooper, Graham Ward, Gary W. Priester, Hans Koster, Norman Spencer, Patrik Aminoff, Paul-Soderholm, Roger Cotgreave, Ronald C. Duke, Stan Day, Steve Ledge
Many of you have been inspired and entertained in equal measure by the movies of Denis Sazhin. If you haven't seen them yet then you're missing a treat, so rush along now to YouTube for Happy Squirrel, Icon People and insight into how to create an Icon in Four Minutes.
Denis Sazhin, Many of you have been inspired and entertained in equal measure by the movies of Denis Sazhin. If you haven't seen them yet then you're missing a treat, so rush along now to YouTube for Happy Squirrel, Icon People and insight into how to create an Icon in Four Minutes. , Denis Sazhin
Xara Stereograms, , Paul Söderholm, Stephen L. Robinson , Gary W. Priester
Follow Gary Priester as he shows you how to create a floating 3D cube in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
A 3D Maze, Follow Gary Priester as he shows you how to create a floating 3D cube in Xara Xtreme Pro 3., Gary Priester
Here is another classic image from Valery Kouleshov, master of the photo-realistic image.
Valery Kouleshov, Here is another classic image from Valery Kouleshov, master of the photo-realistic image., Valery Kouleshov
Follow how Gary Priester creates an illustration of a festive holiday ornament using the drawing tools in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
A Festive Holiday Ornament, Follow how Gary Priester creates an illustration of a festive holiday ornament using the drawing tools in Xara Xtreme Pro 3. , Gary Priester
Several distinguished Xara artists use Xara Xtreme to create stereograms.
Stereograms, Several distinguished Xara artists use Xara Xtreme to create stereograms., Gary Priester, Paul Söderholm
Stephen Robinson, , Stephen Robinson
We featured Alan Burn's classic watch illustration last month but there are other top Xara artists who have created inspirational clock and watch images.
Watches & Clocks, We featured Alan Burn's classic watch illustration last month but there are other top Xara artists who have created inspirational clock and watch images. , Valery Kouleshov, Jose Campoy, Simone Pampado, Alan Burns
In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how to create a firing neurone under magnification using Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
A Microscopic Working Neurone, In this tutorial Gary Priester shows you how to create a firing neurone under magnification using Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
, Gary Priester
Valery Kouleshov, , Valery Kouleshov
Xara artists are famous for their drawings of cars, but there's also a pretty impressive collection of clocks and watches. And here's an absolute classic from artist Alan Burns.
Alan Burns, Xara artists are famous for their drawings of cars, but there's also a pretty impressive collection of clocks and watches. And here's an absolute classic from artist Alan Burns. , Alan Burns
In this month's tutorial Gary Priester shows you how he created this drawing of a vampire bat using the tools in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
A Halloween Vampire Bat, In this month's tutorial Gary Priester shows you how he created this drawing of a vampire bat using the tools in Xara Xtreme Pro 3. , Gary Priester
Many of you have admired and commented on the work of multi-talented Bob Hahn, and of course we have linked to quite a few of his YouTube movies in recent months.
Bob Hahn, Many of you have admired and commented on the work of multi-talented Bob Hahn, and of course we have linked to quite a few of his YouTube movies in recent months., Bob Hahn
September 2007 Group Show, , Richard Hoffman, Marcia Broekarts, Peter McWhinnie, Akhtar Amin Ahmad
Follow Gary Priester as he shows you how he created this drawing of a weed in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
A Weed Of The Southwest, Follow Gary Priester as he shows you how he created this drawing of a weed in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
, Gary Priester
You may remember that in an earlier edition of The Outsider we featured an astonishing astrolobe image created in Xara3D by Mike Sims (if you missed it find it here), but you may not have seen this image of the Falkirk Wheel created in a similar manner.
3D Maker, You may remember that in an earlier edition of The Outsider we featured an astonishing astrolobe image created in Xara3D by Mike Sims (if you missed it find it here), but you may not have seen this image of the Falkirk Wheel created in a similar manner., Mike Sims, Gary Bouton, José Campoy , Dusan Kastelic
Valery Kouleshov has wowed the forum users with the stunning results he achieves with his elegant and 'simple' ellipse technique.
Valery Kouleshov, Valery Kouleshov has wowed the forum users with the stunning results he achieves with his elegant and 'simple' ellipse technique. , Valery Kouleshov
The Group Show - New Work, , Akhtar Amin, Barry Meyer, Bill Lealman, Bill Taylor, DAL, Dave Cockburn, David Hewett, Dennis Eijs, Derek Cooper, Gary Priester, Graham Ward, Helen G, James McCluer, John Rayner, Jos� Campoy Ron Duke, Paul Jacobsen, Paul S�derholm, Penny O'Rorke, Pete
Now that Xara Xtreme and Xtreme Pro 3.2 have Flash Animation capabilities Gary Priester has made this tutorial on how to create a complex Flash animation.
A Flashy Flash Animation Tutorial, Now that Xara Xtreme and Xtreme Pro 3.2 have Flash Animation capabilities Gary Priester has made this tutorial on how to create a complex Flash animation.
, Gary Priester
This month's Inspirational Art features just a small selection of the many great flower images created in Xara Xtreme.
Great Flower Images, This month's Inspirational Art features just a small selection of the many great flower images created in Xara Xtreme. , Derek Cooper, Bill Clegg, Ron Duke, Ivan Louette, Risto Klint
Judy Assony, , Judy Assony
Follow Gary Priester as he creates this illustration of a blue bowl with tomatoes using Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
Red Ripe Tomatoes In A Blue Bowl, Follow Gary Priester as he creates this illustration of a blue bowl with tomatoes using Xara Xtreme Pro 3. , Gary Priester
Xara Xtreme has become renowned for its illustrations of cars and bikes.
A Collection Of Vehicles, Xara Xtreme has become renowned for its illustrations of cars and bikes. , Ron Duke, Raymond Breakspear, Sven Ingvar, Risto Klint
In this tutorial Gary Priester was inspired by Penny O'Rorke's beautiful image in the May 2007 Featured Artist Gallery to create this illustration of a magnifying glass using Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
Brass And Glass - A Magnifying Glass, In this tutorial Gary Priester was inspired by Penny O'Rorke's beautiful image in the May 2007 Featured Artist Gallery to create this illustration of a magnifying glass using Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
, Gary Priester
Penny O'Rorke, , Penny O'Rorke
This month's tutorial with Gary Priester revisits the Button and Navbar Tool. It's a very powerful tool that many of us are not even aware is there. The vector drawing is created in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
Creating A Button And Back Bar With Rollovers, This month's tutorial with Gary Priester revisits the Button and Navbar Tool. It's a very powerful tool that many of us are not even aware is there. The vector drawing is created in Xara Xtreme Pro 3. , Gary Priester
This month's inspirational art is not a specific example, but rather a category of art - namely cartoons.
Cartoons, This month's inspirational art is not a specific example, but rather a category of art - namely cartoons. , Bob Hahn, Zeb, Jay McLennan, Boris Kirchdorfer, Byanfu, Risto Klint
Sally Bode, , Sally Bode
Here are some exceptional fantasy 'paintings' produced by Vladimyr Savvateew.
Vladimyr Savvateew, Here are some exceptional fantasy 'paintings' produced by Vladimyr Savvateew., Vladimyr Savvateew
Gary Priester shows you how easy it is to create this illustration of a glass and chrome pin using tools in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
A Simple Glass And Chrome Pushpin, Gary Priester shows you how easy it is to create this illustration of a glass and chrome pin using tools in Xara Xtreme Pro 3. , Gary Priester
Derek Cooper, , Derek Cooper
This month's Inspirational Art features excerpts from a fascinating TalkGrapics thread started by Nicolae Trifu.
Nicolae Trifu, This month's Inspirational Art features excerpts from a fascinating TalkGrapics thread started by Nicolae Trifu., Nicolae Trifu
Follow Gary Priester through this tutorial to create the perfect sunset on a snowy hillside. Created in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
A Magical Pink Sunset On A Snowy Hillside, Follow Gary Priester through this tutorial to create the perfect sunset on a snowy hillside. Created in Xara Xtreme Pro 3. , Gary Priester
Zeb
Zeb, , Zeb
New year! New look! New tutorial! This month, Gary's short tutorial has a pretty cool result. It is festive, falling metallic confetti in clear liquid in glass tubes. Created in Xara Xtreme Pro 3.
A Jolly Gel Filled New Year's Greeting, New year! New look! New tutorial! This month, Gary's short tutorial has a pretty cool result. It is festive, falling metallic confetti in clear liquid in glass tubes. Created in Xara Xtreme Pro 3. , Gary Priester
This month's inspirational art comes direct from the Xara Gallery on the TalkGraphics forum.
Xara Gallery - TalkGraphics Forum, This month's inspirational art comes direct from the Xara Gallery on the TalkGraphics forum.
, Sally Bode, Valery Kouleshov, Stratocast
Here is a great example of the power of Xara Xtreme shading. If you look closely you can see the skin has a texture which adds greatly to the realism of this artwork.
Skin and shading, Here is a great example of the power of Xara Xtreme shading. If you look closely you can see the skin has a texture which adds greatly to the realism of this artwork., Eugene Spearance
Here is a great example of the power of Xara Xtreme shading. If you look closely you can see the skin has a texture which adds greatly to the realism of this artwork.
Skin and shading, Here is a great example of the power of Xara Xtreme shading. If you look closely you can see the skin has a texture which adds greatly to the realism of this artwork., Eugene Spearance
Here's another impressive drawing from the very talented Valery Kouleshov.
Valery Kouleshov, Here's another impressive drawing from the very talented Valery Kouleshov., Valery Kouleshov
This month's inspirational art from Valery Kouleshov is a classic photo-realistic drawing from this Xara master.
Photo Realistic Drawing, This month's inspirational art from Valery Kouleshov is a classic photo-realistic drawing from this Xara master. , Valery Kouleshov
Tim Seward, , Tim Seward
Drawing human faces is probably the hardest thing you can choose to do with an illustration program, especially if you are trying to make it realistic.
Drawing Human Faces, Drawing human faces is probably the hardest thing you can choose to do with an illustration program, especially if you are trying to make it realistic. , Eugene Spearance, Valery Kouleshov, Logokid
Bob Hahn, , Bob Hahn
Ian Hamilton, , Ian Hamilton
Mike Sims is the absolute master of Xara3D, creating examples that even the creators of Xara3D find incredible!
3D Sundial, Mike Sims is the absolute master of Xara3D, creating examples that even the creators of Xara3D find incredible!, Mike Sims
This is an old piece of Xara art, created by Alan Burns, but remains one of the most impressive demonstrations of the drawing capabilities of Xara.
Scope, This is an old piece of Xara art, created by Alan Burns, but remains one of the most impressive demonstrations of the drawing capabilities of Xara. , Alan Burns
Eric Bramhill, , Eric Bramhill
Simon Beck, , Simon Beck
This drawing of a Dodge Viper car has to be one of the most photorealistic drawings ever created using Xara. It's been created by José Campoy and was discussed on the Xara Gallery forum, where Jose has graciously posted the file.
José Campoy , This drawing of a Dodge Viper car has to be one of the most photorealistic drawings ever created using Xara. It's been created by José Campoy and was discussed on the Xara Gallery forum, where Jose has graciously posted the file. , José Campoy
Risto, , Risto
Ross Macintosh, , Ross Macintosh
Ron Duke, , Ron Duke
Gary Bouton, , Gary Bouton
Javier Aller, , Javier Aller
Rian Moseley, , Rian Moseley
Gary Priester, , Gary Priester
Mike Ovsianikov, , MIke Ovsianikov
John Clements, , John Clements
Zeb
Zeb, , Zeb
Simone Pampado, , Simone Pampado
Kane Rogers, , Kane Rogers
Newton Florentino, , Newton Florentino
Richard Reny, , Richard Reny
Mohamed Elhlaly, , Mohamed Elhlaly
Jens G.R. Benthien, , Jens Benthien
Jane Phillpot, , Jane Phillpot
Alexander Grigoriev, , Alexander Grigoriev
Tad Bridenthal, , Tad Bridenthal
Newton Florentino, , Newton Florentino
Steve Newport, , Steve Newport
Aram Alverez, , Aram Alverez
Marius Gabriel, , Marius Gabriel
Graeme Davidson, , Graeme Davidson
Emanuel Brito, , Emanuel Brito
Paul Soderholm, , Paul Söderholm
Roger Weikers, , Roger Weikers
David Cockburn, , David Cockburn
Steve Newport, , Steve Newport
Risto Clint Part II, , Risto Clint Part II
Derek Cooper, , Derek Cooper
Valery Kouleshov, , Valery Kouleshov
Alan Burns, , Alan Burns
Vladimyr Savvateew, , Vladimyr Savvateew
Peter Schwuntek, , Peter Schwuntek
Simone Pampado, , Simone Pampado
Roger Cotgrave, , Roger Cotgrave
Jonna Woodard, , Jonna Woodard
Ivan Louette, , Ivan Louette
Ian Hamilton, , Ian Hamilton
Rudolf Kahl, , Rudolf Kahl
Eric Bramhill, , Eric Bramhill
Misha Petriychuk, , Misha Petriychuk
Celia Elman, , Celia Elman
Nathan Heagy, , Nathan Heagy
Anthony Noa, , Anthony Noa
Cole Schweikhardt, , Cole Schweikhardt
Dusan Kastelic, , Dusan Kastelic
William Clegg, , William Clegg
Quentin Roper, , Quentin Roper
Gary Priester, , Gary Priester
Oleg Tischenkov, , Oleg Tischenkov
Paul Shotan, , Paul Shotan
Dennis Cox, , Dennis Cox
Marcus Geduld, , Marcus Geduld
JoeSkeesick, , Joe Skeesick
Daniel Will Harris, , Daniel Will Harris
Gary Bouton, , Gary Bouton
Klaus Nordby, , Klaus Nordby
Ross Macintosh, , Ross Macintosh
Quentin Roper, , Quentin Roper
Borders and Corners, ,