Xtremely Cool Xara Xtreme Tutorial
Andy Farr is to credit for this tutorial. A few month's ago, Andy posted an ice cube challenge in the Xtreme Conference. There were quite a few good entries, but right in the middle of my best attempt, I had a fatal error crash and lost my work. So, I thought, I would take another shot at doing a photorealistic ice cube, and this time if it worked out, make it a tutorial. While this tutorial is short (24 steps), it does require a small amount of familiarity with Xara X and Xtreme's drawing tools. But even new users should be able to give it a go.
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to download a Zipped HTML version of this tutorial
©2006 Gary W. Priester
Tutorials are for private use only. No text or images may be used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the author.