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    Using Contours instead of converting lines to shapes (from lucx): Creating graduated fill and keeping the lines editable.


    Cut Out Shapes (from tonylondon): Creating a 3D look with shadows using two clones of the same vector, and the contour tool.

    Bitmap Warping (from ivan louette): Creating amazing artistic effects by using bitmaps and custom brushes, and applying them to shapes.

    Blending contoured shapes on a curve (from Ross Macintosh): Method of blending shapes and preserving interactivy in color and contours.

    Extrude (from preid): Blending between and two shapes, or groups there of, to create extruded 3D effect.
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    Blending Contoured Shapes on a curve 2 (from Egg Bramhill): Creating a shape without a start or end point, using the blend tool.

    Spirals (from ivan louette): Instead of using SPX-E you can also manually create custom spirals.

    Blend on a Curve with an offset (from ivan louette): Another partly hidden feature in Xara X.

    Creating Tiles (from Egg Bramhill): A cool method of showing how to produce tiles with a brush tool.

    Chrome and Golden Text Technique 1 (from jens g.r. benthien): Easily produce a clean chrome or gold effect on any typeface.
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    Contours (from Ross Macintosh): Applying a multi-stepped blend to a shape and interactively modify the color.

    Collage Technique (from ivan louette): Collage technique using bitmaps and vector shapes with brush lines, to preserve interactivity.

    Spirograph (from Ross Macintosh): Creating spirograph, and other effects, using custom brushes and applying them to various shapes.

    Filling Unclosed Shapes (from ivan louette): Preserving the fill (with interactivity) for unclosed shapes after joining and breaking shapes.

    Carved Stone (from gwpriester): Two tutorials showing you to how the created that 'carved in stone' effect.
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    Tracing Techniques (from Risto Klint): Using the bitmap tracer and turning the vectors in to non-overlapping shapes.

    Golden Text Technique 2 (from gwpriester): Creating a shiny gold text effect using the blend tool and a clipview.

    Transparent Bitmap Overlay (from Egg Bramhill): Color your B & W bitmap images using colored overlays and transparencies.

    Exporting from Xara X to Xara 3D (from Egg Bramhill): Exporting vectors from Xara X to Xara 3D in order to apply different extrusions.

    Creating Arrows (from tonylondon): Creating double-ended, and two-way errors for simple and complex paths.
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    Bubbles (from gwpriester): Create your own bubbles using multipoint circular fills and transparencies.

    Multi-color outline fill (from joroho): Creating a multicolored editable outline using the contour tool.

    Filling Incomplete Forms (from Big Frank): Converting un-joined lines in to a vector shape that can be filled and manipulated.

    Wrapping a Sphere (from Erik Heyninck): Creating and wrapping a bitmap image to a sphere using the mould tool and basic vector tools.

    Shading (Rendering) a Bent Tube (from Clements): Create light reflecting off a tubular elbow using the blend tool and a clipview.
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    Drawing Spheres (from gwpriester): How to draw a sphere with a highlight, a core shadow, and a reflected surface using fills.

    Color and Eyedropper Tip (from gwpriester): Two tutorials showing how to create a color scheme with the blend tool and the fill tool.

    Creating Clouds (from Steve Newport): Creating clouds using the freehand tool, fractal fill and feathering.

    Using the Color Picker to Change Line Color (from myles): Definining local line color, or local line color in the color editor.

    Making Fire (from Steve Newport): Two tutorials showing how to create realistic fire, and an exhaust flame.
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    Watercolor Paper Edge Effect (from Ross Macintosh): Watercolor paper using the 'Jiggle' plug-in from Eye Candy 3.1. and Xara.

    Creating a Spooky Portrait (from Ross Macintosh): Bitmap manipulation techniques and transparancies to create a spooky portrait.

    Blending a Wire (from Ross Macintosh): Tip on how to blend two clones of the same line to create wire.

    3D Metal Using the Clone Tool (from Ross Macintosh): Adding volume and a 3D effect to metallic objects or text with an easy clone funtion.

    Interesting Effect Using the Contour Tool on a Single Shape (from Ross Macintosh): Technique for patterns and textures.
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    Complex Single Objects (from Ross Macintosh): Advanced single shape manipulation using profiled transparency and transparent .png fills.

    Cool Effect when Blending and Cloning a Quickshape (from Ross Macintosh): See the original thread: the possibilites are endless...

    Gel Button Generator (from aridzone). A trick that teaches you how to change colors quickly and create your own gel buttons.

    Drawing Objects by layers (from Nicolae Trifu). This mini tutorial shows an excellent technique used in creating very realistic objects.
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