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Corel Draw Bridal Boutique Flyer Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer using the Professional Graphic Design Application - Corel Draw.

Corel Draw 12 Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer
Corel Draw 12 Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Margins
03: Insert Oval
04: Fountain Fill
05: Fountain Fill Gradient Settings
06: Edit Oval Outline
07: Royalty Free Image
08: Import & Resize Image
09: Mirror Image
10: Free Fonts
11: Insert Text on Path
12: Format Text
13: Adjust Path Settings
14: Adjust Upside Down Text
15: Apply Gradient Fill to Text
16: Interactive Drop Shadow Tool
17: Drop Shadow Presets
18: Drop Shadow Settings
19: Feathering Direction
20: Insert & Format Text
21: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

Corel Draw 12 Menu Bar
Corel Draw 12 Menu Bar

After opening Corel Draw on your machine, go to the Menu Bar and select File > New. A blank document will appear.

Corel Draw 12 Property Bar
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar

You will also notice the Property Bar above.

Here you can adjust the Paper/Size Type to Letter 8.5" x 11" and the Orientation to Portrait.



Step 02: Margins

To set Margins, go to the Layout Menu > Page Setup.

Corel Draw 12 Layout Menu Page Setup
Corel Draw 12 Layout Menu Page Setup

This will open the Options Window.

Corel Draw 12 Options Window
Corel Draw 12 Options Window

Double click on Guidelines to the left.

Corel Draw 12 Options
Corel Draw 12 Options

Under Guidelines, select Presets.

This open the Presets Window where you will select User Defined Presets.

Corel Draw 12 User Defined Presets Window
Corel Draw 12 User Defined Presets Window

Select Margins.

Set Top and Left to "0.3" inches, then check the Mirror Margins Box.

Click Ok.



Step 03: Insert Oval

On the Toolbox to the left of the screen, select the Ellipse Tool.
Corel Draw Ellipse Tool
Corel Draw 12
Ellipse Tool


Draw an Oval that takes up most of the page.
Corel Draw Oval
Corel Draw 12 Oval

8 Black Squares appear around the Oval when it is selected.



Step 04: Fountain Fill

Hold your mouse down over the Black Arrow on the right of the Fill Tool on the Toolbox.
Corel Draw Fountain Fill Menu Bar
Corel Draw 12 Fountain Fill Menu Bar

This will expand the menu to reveal these icons: Fill Color Diaglog, Fountain Fill Dialog, Pattern Fill Dialog, Texture Fill Dialog, PostScript Fill Dialog, No Fill and the Color Docker Window.

Select the Fountain Fill Dialog.

This will open the Fountain Fill Window.



Step 05: Fountain Fill Gradient Settings

Set Type to Linear and Angle to 50.
Corel Draw Fountain Fill Window
Corel Draw 12 Fountain Fill Window

In the Color Blend Section select Custom.

Corel Draw Gradient Color Bar
Corel Draw 12
Gradient Color Bar

Notice above the Gradient Color Bar there are 2 Squares, 1 Black and 1 White.

Corel Draw Color Swatch
Corel Draw 12 Color Swatch

Select the Black Square and then click on Yellow from the Color Swatches.

Corel Draw Current Color
Corel Draw 12
Current Color
This changes the Current Color for the Black Square to Yellow.

Notice the change to the Gradient Color Bar.

Corel Draw Gradient Color Bar Yellow

Corel Draw 12 Gradient Color Bar Yellow

Next select the White Square above the bar, and click on the Yellow Color Swatch again.

Corel Draw Color Bar Yellow
Corel Draw 12 Color Bar Yellow

The Gradient Color Bar is just plain Yellow since we picked the same color for both sides.

Now we will add another color.

Clicking once between the Black and White Square, will reveal the area where you can insert a New Gradient Color.

Corel Draw Insert Gradient Color
Corel Draw 12 Insert Gradient Color

Double click about 1/3 of the way in, to reveal a Black Triangle.

Corel Draw Insert Gradient Color Triangle
Corel Draw 12 Insert Gradient Color Triangle

Then click on the White Color Swatch.

Corel Draw Yellow White Gradient
Corel Draw 12 Yellow White Gradient

Repeat this step 2/3 of the way in, and select the White Color Swatch.

Corel Draw Yellow White Gradient
Corel Draw 12 Yellow White Gradient

Then click OK.

Corel Draw Gradient Filled Oval
Corel Draw 12 Gradient Filled Oval

You should have a Gradient Filled Oval.



Step 06: Edit Oval Outline

To remove the Oval's Outline, select it using the Pick Tool.
Corel Draw Select Tool
Corel Draw 12
Select Tool

Then go up to the Property Bar: Ellipse and select the Down Arrow to the right of Hairline to reveal a drop down menu.

Corel Draw Property Bar Ellipse
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar Ellipse


Corel Draw Outline Menu
Corel Draw 12
Outline Menu
Select None.

The Gradient Filled Oval will now have No Outline and should look like this:

Corel Draw Gradient Filled Oval with No Outline
Corel Draw 12 Gradient Filled Oval
With No Outline