I've never had any formal art training, but I come from an artistic background and have always painted, drawn, designed and made things. Xara is perfect as it combines elements
and skills I've used all my life.
I use Xara for designing cards, invitations, T-shirts, prints for children, and layouts for murals. I also use it for doodling, word processing and photo editing – in fact just about everything.
It's a joy to use and figuring out how to do things is fun and satisfying. I love the way "Can I do this?" becomes "How shall I do this?" I'm deeply grateful to Gary for all his help and
encouragement and to the Forum community for so much friendly help and advice.
I'm retired from a variety of jobs in media and retail, living in central London with my husband, and children and grandchildren within easy reach. I got my first computer for my 60th
birthday, was introduced to Xara by my son soon afterwards and began a very happy retirement.
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 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?
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