Xara X, a substantial upgrade to CorelXara, makes it easier than ever for experienced designers to create impressive illustrations for desktop publishing, professional printing or the Web. For one thing, Xara's familiar interface and speedy rendering can save learning and drawing time. And at less than £100 (ex. VAT), Xara X won't break your bank -- dedicated illustration applications, such as Adobe’s Illustrator, can cost hundreds more. For newcomers, Xara X takes some getting used to. Still, Xara X is a fine choice for those who dabble in both print and Web graphics. If money is no object, Adobe’s LiveMotion is a more sophisticated choice for serious artists who deal with Flash animation.