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This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create an Easter Egg Hunt Flyer using the Professional Graphic Design Application - Corel Draw.

Corel Draw 12 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer
Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

Steps

01: Document Setup
02: Margins
03: Margins Continued
04: Add Text
05: Format Text
06: Align Text
07: Format Text Window
08: Line Spacing
09: Add More Text
10: Uniform Fill Window
11: Custom Color - RGB
12: Set Text Outline
13: Interactive Drop Shadow Tool
14: Drop Shadow Presets
15: Drop Shadow Settings
16: Feathering Direction
17: Royalty Free Images
18: Place Images
19: Arrange Images
20: 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. You will also notice the Property Bar above.
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar





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.

Double click on Guidelines to the right.

Corel Draw 12 Options Window
Corel Draw 12 Options Window


Step 03: Margins Continued

Corel Draw 12 Options
Corel Draw 12 Options
Under Guidelines, select Presets.

Select User Defined Presets.
Corel Draw 12 Guidelines Presets
Corel Draw 12 Guidelines Presets























Corel Draw 12 Guidelines Presets
Select Margins.

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

Click Ok.


Step 04: Add Text

Corel Draw 12 Tool Box
Corel
Draw 12
Tool Box
Select the Text Tool
Corel Draw 12 Text Tool
Corel
Draw 12
Text Tool
from the Tool Box located to the left of the screen. Click anywhere on the canvas and start typing. Start with the event's address.

"Adrienne's Recreation Center
495 Aiden St.,
Atlantis Place, Atlantis 34332
Tel. 555.666.5555
Fax 555.666.7777"



Step 05: Format Text

Select the Text by clicking anywhere over it. Notice that the elements of the Property Bar have changed.
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Text
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Text




Click on the 2nd Down Arrow next to the Font List and choose a Font. Here it is set to "Segoe Print" which is a free Font that was downloaded at FontFreak. The Font Size should be set to "18".

Corel Draw 12 Bold Icon
Corel Draw 12
Bold Icon
Set the Font Size of the Title Text to "28" and make it Bold by clicking on the Bold Icon.


Step 06: Align Text

Corel Draw 12 Alignment List
Corel Draw 12 Alignment List
Select the Down Arrow on the Horizontal Alignment Icon
Corel Draw 12 Horizontal Alignment Icon
Corel Draw
12 Horizontal
Alignment Icon
and choose Center from the list that appears.


Step 07: Format Text Window

Next reselect the Text, and click on the Format Text Icon
Corel Draw 12 Format Text Icon
Corel Draw 12
Format Text Icon
on the Property Bar.
Corel Draw 12 Format Text Window
Corel Draw 12 Format Text Window


This will open the Format Text Window.


Step 08: Line Spacing

Corel Draw 12 Paragraph Tab
Corel Draw 12 Paragraph Tab
Go to the Paragraph Tab.

Then in the Spacing Section, set Before Paragraph to "65%" of Char Height.

Click Apply, then OK.

Corel Draw 12 Title Text
Corel Draw 12 Text
This is what the modified Text will look like:


Step 09: Add More Text

To enter a new block of Text, click on the Text Tool, then click anywhere on the canvas and start typing. Repeat for every new block of Text.
Corel Draw 12 Easter Flyer with Text
Corel Draw 12 Easter Flyer with Text


The "Easter Crafts Egg Hunt" Text and the "Date" Text are of the Font Family "Advert" which I also got from FontFreak.

Set the Size for the "Date" Text at "28pt" and the "Easter" Text at "80pt". Center all Text.

This is what all the Text on the page will look like.