The XaraXone Guest Tutorials Series

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Creating Transparent Text with Xara X

This mini tutorial is the second part to the April 2001 Xara Tutorial which shows you how to replicate Apple's Aqua Gel Capsule button effect.

This is only a fill-in tutorial until this month's guest tutor, Eric Bramhill can get his tutorial pulled together. If you have any questions or comments, use the form on the last page to send me your comments.

For this tutorial, we will be using a font called Valken which is available in the Xara X CD Fonts folder. You can also purchase this font from Xara's BuyFonts.Com web site for a few dollars.

Select the Text Tool on the main tool bar on the left side of the screen. Click on the screen to place the text cursor on the page. Key in XARA. Select 72pt from the Size drop down list on the Infobar at the top of the screen.

NOTE: Xara's Infobar, at the top of the screen, is context-sensitive. Different options appear there when different tools are selected.

©2001 Gary W. Priester
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