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The Xara Xone Workbook
The Workbook #53 Xtreme Pro Preview
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Edited by Gary W. Priester Number 53 • November 15, 2006

Special Edition - Xara Xtreme Pro Preview

    Xara Xtreme represented a great leap forward in vector drawing applications. But for many of us, Xtreme lacked some high end professional design tools. Also, many useful features such as Pantone color palettes and prepress features were left out of Xtreme. Well, Xara Xtreme Pro lives up to its name and adds all of these powerful features and many more. Included in the Xtreme Pro version:

  • Greatly Expanded PDF support (Page 1)
  • Flash animation (the animation above was created in Xtreme Pro)
  • Photoshop PSD Layers and transparency import and export support (Page 2)
  • Pantone Color Libraries (Page 1)
  • Color Separation and other prepress support (Page 1)
  • Multiple Page support
  • Levels tool in Xara Picture Editor (Page 2)
  • Redesigned Print Dialog
  • Paragraph Text including tabs and indent capabilities (Page 4)
  • Plus a lot more. In this Workbook, your editor will give you a preview of the most important new features. And a link so you can download your FREE prerelease Beta trial version.

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In the November Xara Xone: The November Xara Xtreme tutorial recreates an old fashioned glowing, clear glass lightbulb. There are some really good blend moves in this tutorial and if you like glass and glow effects, you will love this tutorial. Some knowledge of Xara is helpful. Thomas Käflein created the Guest Tutorial and shows you how to create pipes and a boiler room using the Bevel Tool. It's a fun and informative tutorial. The Featured Artist Gallery this month features a 4-person group show with 4 very different and talented artists including: Raymond Breakspear (Intbel), Finn Boettcher, Peter Windmill, and Zeb. I never cease to be amazed at the talent we have in the Xara community. Check it out. If you would like to be considered for a single or one of the upcoming 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.

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  • 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.
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©2006 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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