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    Re: Page & Layout Designer 9

    Why did I get a new email this morning announcing this product? Has something changed since the original release?

    The email is dated 20 August 2013 and says it is a new product just released!!
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    Re: NEW: Xara Page & Layout Designer

    Can everyone see the glow on my face. I did not read close enough.

    I would suggest they remove the "TRY NOW" button until it is available.
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    Re: NEW: Xara Page & Layout Designer

    When I go to the page to download the trial, I do not see a link to download it. What am I missing?
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    Re: XPGD 2013 - How od you add a Plugin?

    I had downloaded the 64 bit version of the plugin.

    BTW: My Xara software shows up in the X86 program directory under Windows 8.

    Got it working and like it but cannot justify spending $199 for...
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    Re: XPGD 2013 - How od you add a Plugin?

    Thanks to Gary and Artyboots, I got it working. The problem was that I downloaded the 64 bit version.

    Now, I cannot justify the $199 for the full version (I downloaded the Eye Candy 7). I thought...
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    Re: XPGD 2013 - How do you install a Live Effect Plugin

    I have the Displacement Map one working but cannot get the other one to work. What if I download the 32 bit version then?
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    Re: XPGD 2013 - How od you add a Plugin?

    Tried that and several other approaches and it never shows up in the app. I cannot remember how I installed the Displacement Map plugin but have tried to duplicate what I see for that one as well and...
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    Re: XPGD 2013 - How od you add a Plugin?

    Where do you have that folder? Did you then use the Setup link under Live Effects to point to that folder?
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    XPGD 2013 - How do you add a Plugin?

    I have been trying to install the Eye Candy plugin but cannot get XPGD 2013 to recognize the plugin.

    I ran the Alien Skin plugin and pointed it to the Plugins subdirectory under the Xara program...
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    Yes, I was just "playing" with the outhouse. You guys had done such a great job with the others, it just struck me as kind of a funny thing to do. In particular, I wanted to mess with kind of a "wood...
  11. Re: How to use Seamless Tiles in Xara

    Love these fill textures. Wish I would have had a couple of them for some earlier exercises.

    Thanks a ton.........

    BTW: Would you do this same thing for the borders from February's post?
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    Could not resist one last post in this thread............

    Hope these 2 images show some progress. I have definitely learned some things along the way.

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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    Thanks for the feedback. These are excellent points for me to work on in the next "exercise" but in spite of all of that, I feel I did learn a lot about how to use the tool for the future.

    In...
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    Re: Tackorama-Good site for Retro fonts

    Thanks Gare, lots of interesting stuff on that site.
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    In particular, I love those Yucca plants.
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    This is my final post of the Interweaving Vines. Even if I have still missed the mark somewhat, I think I have made a ton of improvements and I have learned a lot about using various aspects of XPGD....
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    I fully understand this now. I do not think you muddied it. I just missed the point of how to achieve certain parts which I now see as very important. I am making a pretty big revision but am not...
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    Thanks Frances - This clarifies some things for me. When I ungroup the lawn I cannot find the small object at all. Also when I click the transparency tool for the lawn, I see Many instead of the...
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    Thanks Stygg - Before I received this one, I figured out that where I was going wrong before was not cloning in between steps from before. However, this one made it even clearer. I appreciate this...
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    Frances: When I ungroup the lawn, I can no longer access the object with the stained glass transparency and feathering. It just seems to disappear.

    Since I am having problems with the steps that...
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    @stygg - as soon as I select linear from the drop down list, the fill changes to linear and the fractal fill is gone. What am I doing wrong or is there some difference between XP&GD and Designer Pro?...
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    Love that little plane!!
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    @Frances: Some vary interesting things that I overlooked. How did you achieve the feathering at the top of the lawn? I did an ungroup and it went away but I could not find mysterious object that was...
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    @stygg2003: I have looked at your .xar file but I am not being successful at reproducing the steps. I do not get the right colors for the fractal plasma on the second step. Then I still do not see...
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    Re: Interweaving vines with 3D text

    Thanks for sharing this file. I do have a couple of questions.

    When I started pulling things apart it appeared that part of the image that comprised the ground was a fractal. How do you do that...
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