Once upon a time there was a kid who liked to draw. He used crayons, pencils, felt-tip pens, rapidographs, watercolor brushes, india ink,
calligraphy pens, crow quill and speedball nibs. He tried different types of paper—photocopy paper, scrap paper, Strathmore, bristol board and even toilet paper. But nothing seemed to give him the results he was seeking.
Finally, one day, he stumbled upon a computer program called Xara (now Xara Xtreme). His search was over! He could now draw smooth, flowing
lines to his hearts delight and if a particular stubborn line refused to adhere to the stroke of his stylus, he simply tweaked it using the Shape Editor tool. At last, everything was easily editable in real time! This all
made the now grown up kid Xtremely pleased!
Zeb primarily illustrates children's books, comics and lots of other stuff. He is also a missionary living in Mexico. He is married and has 14 kids and 5
grandkids—whew! Zeb, you should take heed to Gary's words of wisdom and "Save your drawing and take a short break."
If you'd like to see and know more, take a look at Zeb's site at www.zebtoonz.com.
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
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 Xara.com 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 BuyFonts.com, 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.