XaraX is quite simply the best (vector) graphics package you
will ever see. Ideal for creating both print and web graphics, Xara X is so
simple to use, literally anyone can produce professional quality vector or
bitmap images within a matter of minutes. When you see the list of features
available you won't believe your eyes - Confused by layers? File formats? Get
XaraX. Curve fitting text, Image mapper, (very) Versatile transparency tool,
roll-over bars, extremely high resolution-72,000 dpi, Divides a pixel into
10,000 increments, Output to Xara 3D, Flash, etc., etc., and all for just $149
US (excl. VAT for EU).
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Visit the xaraxone.com for tips, tuts, featured artists and lots
of good stuff.
Big Bad Gary's WebZealot Workbook is a must-see. You'll learn a lot just by taking a look.