Having Fun with the Bevel Tool. Or Getting a Head in Xara.
Rather than tell you what this month's tutorial is about, I'll let the Book Flipper from Xara Modules
tell you. (You will need to be connected to the Internet to see the cool effect). As you can see, 99.3% of the finished cartoon face is comprised of beveled shapes. And even though there are a lot of steps in this tutorial (about 45 I think), it is easy enough for new users to tackle and yet challenging enough for experienced users too.
The Book Flipper animation is one of 9 Xara Modules in the Photo Edits and Effects
collection. You may have seen the snow falling on the palm trees image a few months ago, this is another part of the same collection.
I created the effect (constraining myself to only flipping in one direction—there
are about 9 different directions in which the page can flip) in about 5 minutes. No kidding. It's this easy:
Select Book Flipper > Create > New.
Add the images you want to use and determine which way the images will flip (or use the default setting as I did).
Save and Publish.
- Upload the images you want to use to the
for this and some of the other 8 cool effects.
All modules come with a free 15-day trial period. If you don't like the effect, you don't pay for it (of course you can't use it after 15 days if you don't pay for it).
Each module runs under $3.00 US per month or $29.00 a year. If you buy the entire package of 9 effects, however, you pay only $4.95 US per month or just $49.00 a year. You save this much not having to pay for these
tutorials alone! And, I need not remind you who makes these free tutorials free. Eh?
So do me and yourself a favor and pay a visit to the Xara Modules site. There is some really cool and fun effects that will add spice to your web site.