Producing icons requires a high level of skill - creating a work of art that is detailed, sharp and meaningful in a tiny space is a task that has defeated
many talented designers.  But amongst Xara Xtreme owners there are several great icon designers, and this month we are showcasing a few examples
from those displayed on
Denis Sazhin (Centaurus on TalkGraphics)
Denis has inspired many other Xtreme owners to try their hand at icon design. His tiny images are the perfect icons in our opinion - combining
incredible detail, beautiful shading - and a sense of humor!
Denis is from Russia and the icons on the right were inspired by his boyhood
memories of ‘summer camps’  - so we take that to be pillow fights, camp fires,
late night horror stories, and early morning wake up calls (plus some ‘nation
You can see more of his work on his website and don’t miss his YouTube movies that will hopefully start to explain his techniques (or at the
very least make you laugh).  If you haven't seen them yet then you're missing a treat, so visit YouTube soon for Happy Squirrel, Icon People and An Icon
CMONE is a relatively new Xtreme owner who was inspired by Denis. He has very generously made many of these xar files available for download in this
thread on TalkGraphics.
Know 1
Know 1 is another talented icon designer who has shown his work on TalkGraphics. 
IconFish is another professional icon designer, and has hundreds of icons on his website.  All of his icon work has been created entirely in Xara
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