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Sally M. Bode
Xara Xone Featured Artist
April 2007

Sally Bode trained in graphic arts and technical illustration at Glendale College, in Glendale, California. She has worked since 1973 as a graphic artist, illustrator, and technical illustrator. Sally has prepared graphics for book publications, magazines, ads of all sorts, billboards, posters, business cards, signage and product design. She gained experience in AutoCAD when she attended ITT Tech. Although Sally's business requires her to do most of her work in CorelDRAW, she uses Xara Xtreme Pro now at work for all of her illustrations as it is faster and the output is gorgeous. Customers love what Xara can produce. Bode also works in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress and PageMaker. She loves working in vector graphics. "The more I discover new ways to do what only it seemed Photoshop could once do, the more excited I become over the possibilities." In the past year, Sally has been doing a lot of car illustrations. And although she got pretty burned out drawing hardware when she worked at Lockheed, drawing automobiles has been rewarding and lots of fun. "Many of the techniques useful for drawing cars translate pretty well into drawing other things like would you believe, people!?"

Sally is currently the moderator for CorelDRAW forum at, where she answers  questions on mostly on a daily basis.

The work I do daily is primarily preparation of work for print publication ranging from design work on logos, letterhead, envelopes, business cards and brochures and postcards to also include of late many four color calendars. I do however enjoy making animations in Xara, both in traditional .gif format and the latest and greatest Flash formats."

Sally has been married for 30 years and has three sons, two who are in the U.S. Navy and one attending Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California. Sally and her husband also have an adopted son who recently returned from his third tour of duty in Iraq.

Ms. Bode is also a musician and plays and writes music for the piano and flute and recorder, she also sings and writes poetry.

Sally may be contacted by e-mail.

Xara makes several graphics products and all of them are fun and easy to use. And Xara makes this site possible so it would be nice if you just went to these pages and had a look see. Thanks.

You are probably aware of Xara Xtreme but have you downloaded Xara Xtreme Pro? All the tutorials in this Workbook are done in Xtreme Pro, so if you don't have it, get it now.

Here are some other products made by Xara and links to the Website.

  • Xara Xtreme Pro Xara's flagship product. Now with full PDF import and export support and Flash animation capabilities which you can see demonstrated in the upper left corner of this page. Xara is the world's faster vector drawing program and as the artwork in the Featured Artist Gallery attests, one heck of a program. Click here to download your FREE trial version or to upgrade to Xara Xtreme Pro today!
  • Xara Graphics Studio Xara's three most popular products in one irresistible bundle. Xara Graphic Studio contains Xara Xtreme, Xara-3D 6 and Webstyle 4. This bundle will save you a bundle!
  • Xara Menu Maker Create professional graphical NavBars and DHTML menus in an instant with Xara Menu Maker - no technical or design skills required. (And Xara does all of the heavy lifting!)
  • Xara Webstyle 4 Everyone can make quality web graphics with Xara Webstyle, whatever your skill level. From banner ads to complete web pages, simply customize the templates.
  • Xara Screenmaker 3D A 3D screensaver maker that's fast, fun and easy to use. Create animated 3D text or tumbling picture cube screensavers. (This application will make you a hero in your office or home. And it is embarrassingly inexpensive!)
  • Xara 3D-6 Xara 3D is the Number 1 tool for creating stunning, professional-quality 3D web graphics. See why for yourself. You can use a 3D program and drive yourself nuts trying to figure out all that X Y and Z axis nonsense, or you can make your life easy (and fun) with Xara 3D. It's up to you.
  • Xara 3D Heading Maker Add this great interactive tool to your web site and let your visitors make 3D graphics online.
  • Xara Online Web pages stand out with Xara Online's state-of-the-art web page add -ons. Choose graphics, text and photo effects, or advanced applications, all fully-customizable and on your site in minutes.
  • BuyFonts.Com All designers need fonts - get yours for as little as $2 US. Question: Is life a contest to see how few fonts you can use? With low prices and high quality fonts that you get at, do you need to ask?


©2007 Gary W. Priester
All art is copyright of the artist and may not be used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the author.


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