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    Re: Drawing is too hard...

    Iím afraid I'm not great at drawing at all and donít really enjoy doing it, but along with perspective and understanding light etc, I do recognise itís one of the key fundamental requirements for...
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    Re: Scribble August 2019

    Can't imagine where the idea came from! ;)

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    Re: Scribble August 2019

    Thatís clever Penny. I didnít get it at first, then it clicked.
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    Re: Scribble August 2019

    Hehe thanks. Yes it could well be a headworm or an earworm - and yes, I am now humming that Christmas song four months early!

    After thinking about it, I think the idea (the head part at least)...
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    Re: Scribble August 2019

    Thanks Larry. Here's the line and the thinking (!) behind my entry :)

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    1. ah yes, that might make a nice leaf shape (plays with blend tool for a while)

    2. or what about a giant...
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    Re: Scribble August 2019

    I must have one of these in my head, or it wouldn't be here! :O

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    Re: text in a spiral

    If you need an alternative way of creating a spiral (linear or exponential) Dmitry Malutin's SPX Spiral Generator is still available to download from the Xara Xone archive page:...
  8. Re: Any recommendations for online gallery template?

    Thanks Gary, that's excellent you've given me a few ideas and things to investigate. It's been great to see some real life working examples.

    btw I'd definitely join your bowls club and get my...
  9. Interactive text size tool aka Live font size preview

    Dear Xara

    This tool appears to have two names and it's behavior also seems to be confusing.

    The tool tip refers to it as ‘Interactive size’ but the help file calls it ‘Live font size preview’....
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    Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    Yes, good one Keith.

    I found a few minutes to try out my original thought which was to draw a rectangle, convert it to an editable shape and use the shape tool to bend the sides to points on a...
  11. Any recommendations for online gallery template?

    Hi all

    Can anyone here recommend a responsive/scaling full screen Xara web template suitable as the starting point for a simple/minimalistic four or five page online portfolio/image/photo gallery?...
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    Re: Stereogram - Remind you of anyone?

    Both version work for me, although I personally found the second one (the one coming out) much easier to get started.
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    Re: How do I bend a rectangle?

    I think the image is attached, but itís quite small.

    You could try using the grid to control and measure the extent and positioning of the node handles when bending the curves. Draw one side,...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Derek

    Hope you had a good one!

    Just had another look at your atmospheric and skillfully drawn carp - it's still my all time favourite!

    http://outsider.xara.com/art/april17/
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    Re: Pair of Jaguar Sepecats

    Fantastic drawing. I suspect these are in UK RAF (Royal Air Force) markings. Jaguars were always thrilling fast jets to see at airshows, especially ones along the coast. You'd wait in anticipation...
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    Re: I really don't know why, but I did...

    Maybe you got nagged into it ;)

    Hereís a link about whatís new in v12 & 15
    https://www.xara.com/uk/designer-pro/whats-new/older/

    and hereís whatís new in v16...
  17. Re: It's a shame that Xara is ignored by Retro Supply and vector Lab products...

    I expect that number also now includes iPad users, yet another advantage for Affinity apps.
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    Re: Xara Xone access problem?

    Thanks, link is working for me now as well. Strange, the dot wasn’t my doing, I was just following the link as provided.
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    Xara Xone access problem?

    I get this message when trying to view Xara Xone as linked from this page:
    https://www.xara.com/uk/community/

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  20. Re: What is a major feature or improvement you would like to see in Xara?

    I was a bit surprised to see this thread as I'd have thought you already must have more than enough suggestions [to shake a stick at] dotted throughout the 'Dear Xara..' forum. Obviously it's nice to...
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    Re: Scribble July 2019

    Thanks Larry. Personally Iím ok with leaving it posted. In the whole scheme of things nobodyís profiting from the image* and itís not going any further than this forum. Iíve also acknowledged the...
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    Re: Scribble July 2019

    Mr Unhappy :(

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    Edit: Larry, I've just quickly drawn this scribble and posted it here because I thought it was relevant, but then just thought about copyright on the original image. I...
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    Re: This is so cool.

    I read somewhere that Roger Hargreaves is the UKís best-selling author after JK Rowling and Dan Brown.

    Me and my mate Gaz had a ritual of watching the original Mr. Men series (narrated by Arthur...
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    Re: a sketch

    Hope you don't mind but I asked my resident art critic (a numskull who lives in my head who gets a bit unruly now and then) to take a peek and hereís what he said...

    ďan interesting and intriguing...
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    Re: Scribble June 2019

    Thanks Chris, yes, thatís exactly what I meant.

    Apologies Larry, what I said was bit ambiguous. This is along the lines of what I was thinking (moon rocket!)...

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