WEBSITE AND WEBSITE GRAPHICS CREATED WITH XARA DESIGNER PRO 6 2010 Gary W. Priester 2010 Gary W. Priester 2010 Gary W. Priester Those three small circles are the bottom part of the pulley that the weight attaches to. There is a question mark shaped  hook that attaches the weight to the pulley. We will create this hook shape next. Create a small vertical rectangle 8 x 20 pixels. Apply Curved Corners and set the Curvature to 0.7. Center this under the smallest of the three pulley circles (use the Arrange > Move Backwards command until the rectangle moves behind the smallest circle). Switch to the Shape Editor Tool (F4). Select the Make Line  icon on the Infobar. Draw a question mark-like shape with line segments as shown in the top illustration. Change the line Width to 3px (or 3pix—both work) in the Width text entry box. Hold down the Shift key and select all but the very bottom control point. Press the Make Curve icon or press c. This gives us a question mark shape. Edit the shape if it does not look quite right. Add a new rectangle (shown in darker gray) and send it to the back (Ctrl b). Drag this wood grain image from your browser and onto the desktop. Then drag and drop it into Designer Pro 6. Open the Bitmap Gallery (F11). Select one of the rectangles, select the wood image and press Fill. Repeat this step and fill each of the rectangles. Switch to the Fill Tool (F5). Click on each rectangle, and rotate and move the center of the fills around so that each piece looks unique. Click twice on each bitmap with the Fill Tool and change the Bitmap Resolution on the Infobar to 96. Select each of the rectangles shown above with a red outline (including the center rectangle) and clone each one (Ctrl k). NOTE: The difference between Clone (Ctrl k) and Duplicate (Ctrl Alt d) is this: Clone creates a duplicate copy exactly on top of the original shape. Duplicate creates a duplicate copy and then offsets the duplicate copy down and to the right. 2010 Gary W. Priester Select the Transparency Tool (F6). Select the inside rectangle (the rectangle behind the pendulum) and apply a Flat, Stained Glass transparency (select Stained Glass from the Transparency Type drop down list). Apply Linear, Stained Glass transparencies to the other cloned shapes as shown above. TIP: Click on a selection with the Transparency Tool, then hold down the Ctrl key (to constrain the direction) and drag to apply an “interactive” Linear transparency. Start and end the transparencies inside the rectangles as shown in the enlargements. The light end of the transparency will be 100% and the dark end will be 0% on the Transparency  slider on the Infobar. NOTE: When you clone or duplicate an object it comes to the top. You will need to use the Arrange > Move Backwards (Shift Ctrl b) command to send the center rectangle behind the other objects. DOWNLOAD ZIPPED TUTORIAL