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The Xara Xone Workbook
The Workbook #29
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Edited by Gary W. Priester Number 29 • September 15, 2004

Covered in this month's Workbook:

We return once again to the non-structured format of this and that. The September Xara X tutorial creates a hazy 3D Maize. Egg Bramhill creates realistic hair in the September Guest Tutorial. The September Featured Artist Gallery is our annual Logo Show and features the logo designs of 18 Xara users. John W. Horn (Covoxer) has created XetupX, a dandy utility that helps you change many of Xara's Registry settings and includes the ability to create backup files both when you save a document and while your document is open. You can download XetupX for free in the Xara Xone Shareware Page. If you would like to be considered for one of the group shows, e-mail me and let me know where I can see a few of your images.

I am accepting your contributions (Tips, Brushes, Templates, stuff like that). I'm starting to run out of ideas and could use your input. If your site has Xara graphics and is not listed, send me your link and a brief description of how you have used Xara on your site.

Summer offer—order during the 15 day trial and save $30

If you buy Xara X¹ from within the trial during your 15-day trial period you can save $30—Xara X¹ will cost just $149! After the trial has ended the price will rise to $179, but either way Xara X¹ is amazing value and still only costs a fraction of the price of other professional drawing and illustration titles. Upgrades from Xara X cost $39, or $69 from CorelXARA, Xara Studio or ArtWorks, or $129 from Webster 2 (all prices are plus shipping, and plus VAT if you are in Europe). This price includes technical support. A retail box version with an additional disc of Xara Xone tutorials is available as an option for an extra $10.

To purchase Xara X¹, just run the trial, press the Buy Xara X Now button and follow the instructions. The whole process only takes a few minutes and our online store is completely secure.

Hints, Tips, Help and Support

As well as the Xara X FAQs on the Xara Support site, other useful resources include:

  • The Xara Xone includes a new featured artist every month, seven year's worth of eye-opening Xara X tutorials and back issues of the WebXealot magazine packed with advice and tips for Xara users, including a downloadable PDF Xara X manual.
  • is another great resource—a collection of independent moderated forums on graphics topics, ranging from web design and Flash to Xara3D and Xara X (including tips & tricks and free Xara X brushes).

Other Products from Xara

  • Xara3D is a powerful tool for creating static and animated 3D headings, buttons and logos ( trial download)
  • Xara Webstyle 4 is a quick and easy way to produce Web graphics by simply customizing the ready-made graphic templates—from NavBars and banner ads to photo albums and even complete page layouts. You can also import and edit your photos and create thumbnails with pop-up windows, ideal for the web ( trial download)
  • Xara ScreenMaker 3D is a tool for creating animated screensavers with 3D text messages or tumbling cubes with your favorite images—great fun, but also a useful marketing tool for displaying your images or messages ( trial download)
  • Menu Maker is a cut down version of Webstyle dedicated to the task of creating great looking graphical NavBars with DHTML menus. All the JavaScript and HTML is automatically created for you (trial download)
  • Xara Online is an online service which enables you to enhance the functionality, features and appearance of your web site—no programming, design skills or even software required
  • sells a wide range of TrueType and PostScript fonts from just $2.

Affiliate Program

If you think Xara products would be of interest to visitors to your site, then you might also want to read about our affiliate program which pays 20% commission on any sales generated from click throughs from referrer sites.

The Xara Tutorials, On-line Xara X Manual
and WebXealot CD. The perfect way to ease into Spring!

Dozens of you have asked your editor (still me hanging in there—by a thread) over the years for a CD containing the Xara Tutorials, WebXealots, and On-line Xara X Manual. Well thanks to Grant E. Remington, all this (and more) is available on a CD in Adobe PDF (Adobe's Portable Document File) file format for easy viewing and printing! (Hold your applause, please).

Grant has provided an Adobe Acrobat reader on the CD for those of you who may not have one, for viewing the PDF files. Xara Ltd. has included a folder of 19 cool fonts, not available on the Xara X CD, as well as trial copies of Xara Webstyle and Xara 3D 4. If you have never tried Xara 3D 4 you are in for a treat with this incredibly easy to use 3D and animation creation application.

So where do you order your CD and what is it going to cost? Click Here to go to Grant's site to place your order. The price for the CD which includes everything; Xara Tutorials from 1996 - 2001, WebXealots 1-35, including #s 16-35 the on-line Xara X manual, the fonts, the trial versions, the Acrobat reader, the whole enchilada, is $20.00 US which includes free shipping in the USA. The cost outside the USA and Canada is $22.00 US and also included shipping. A great price if I do say so myself.

For a small additional fee, Grant can print your own label design if you decide that you don't like all the worms featured on my handsome label design. So don't delay, order your CD today ! And order several for your friends and relatives!

Thanks to all of you who have already ordered (and received) your copies. If you have not ordered yours, as they say in the TV commercials, there will never be a better time to buy!


©2004 Gary W. Priester, All rights reserved. No portion of this publication,
including the illustrations contained within, may be reproduced in any way
without the express written permission of the author.


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