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Corel Draw Fall Fest Flyer Tutorial


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

Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer
Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Margins
03: Rounded Rectangle Dimensions
04: Rectangle Corner Roundness
05: Uniform Fill Window
06: Object Properties Docker
07: Duplicate Object
08: Set Rectangle Dimensions
09: Rounded Rectangle Corners
10: Fill & Border Color
11: Group Objects
12: Royalty Free Images
13: Import Images
14: Shape Tool - Crop Images
15: Free Fonts
16: Insert & Format Text
17: Edit Text Fill Color
18: Set Text Alignment
19: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

After opening Corel Draw on your machine, go to the Menu Bar and select File > New.
Corel Draw 12 Menu Bar
Corel Draw 12 Menu Bar

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

Corel Draw 12 Layout Menu Page Setup
Corel Draw 12 Layout Menu Page Setup
To set Margins, go to the 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: Rounded Rectangle Dimensions

Corel Draw 12 Toolbox
Corel Draw 12 Toolbox
The first thing that you will add to this Flyer will be a Rounded Rectangle.

Corel Draw 12 Rectangle Tool Icon
Corel Draw 12 Rectangle Tool Icon
Go to the Toolbox and select the Rectangle Tool.

This will make the Property Bar: Rectangle active.

Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Rectangle
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Rectangle

Enter the Rectangle Dimensions in the Object Size Boxes.

Corel Draw 12 Width Height Box
Corel Draw 12 Width Height Box
The Top box is for the Width and the Bottom box is for the Height. Set Widthto 8.05 and Height to 0.46.

The Rectangle will look like this:

Corel Draw 12 Rectangle
Corel Draw 12 Rectangle



Step 04: Rectangle Corner Roundness

Corel Draw 12 Rectangle Corners Icon
Corel Draw 12 Rectangle Corners Icon
On the Property Bar: Rectangle, where you see these Rectangle Corners, allows you to set Rectangle Corner Roundness.

Corel Draw 12 Round Corners Together Icon
Corel Draw 12 Round Corners Together Icon
Make sure that Round Corners Together is selected.

Select the Up Arrow on any one of these 4 Boxes and set to "50". Notice that the numbers will change for all the boxes.

The Rounded Rectangle will look like this:

Corel Draw 12 Rounded Rectangle
Corel Draw 12 Rounded Rectangle


Step 05: Uniform Fill Window

Corel Draw 12 Pick Tool Icon
Corel Draw 12 Pick Tool Icon
Now we need to change the Rounded Rectangle's Color. To do this, select the Pick Tool from the Toolbox, then select the Rounded Rectangle.

Go to the right of the screen where you will see the Object Properties Docker.

If it is not already docked on your screen, go to the Menu Bar and select Window > Dockers > Properties.

Corel Draw 12 Windows Menu Dockers Properties
Corel Draw 12 Windows Menu Dockers Properties

The Object Properties Docker will then be pinned to the right of the screen.

Corel Draw 12 Object Properties Docker Fill Tab
Corel Draw 12 Object Properties Docker Fill Tab

On the Fill Tab, which is the 1st visible Tab, select Advanced which will open the Uniform Fill Window.

Corel Draw 12 Uniform Fill Window
Corel Draw 12 Uniform Fill Window

On the Models Tab, select the Down Arrow to the right side of Model and select RGB from the list that appears.

Corel Draw 12 Color List
Corel Draw 12 Color List

This will allow you to enter RGB Values for your Custom Color in the Components Section.

For the Orange Bar, set R to 255, G to 102, and B to 0. Click OK.

The Bar will now look like this:

Corel Draw 12 Orange Rounded Rectangle Black Outline
Corel Draw 12 Orange Rounded Rectangle Black Outline


Step 06: Object Properties Docker

Notice it still has a Black Border. To change this, select the Bar and go to the 2nd Tab (Outline Tab) on the Object Properties Docker.

Corel Draw 12 Object Properties Docker Outline Tab
Corel Draw 12 Object Properties Docker Outline Tab

Select the Down Arrow next to Color, scroll down the Color Menu to select the last custom color on the list (our custom color Orange in this case).

The Bar will now look like this:

Corel Draw 12 Orange Rounded Rectangle Outline
Corel Draw 12 Orange Rounded Rectangle Outline

OK, now using what we've just learned we will create a Multicolored Rounded Rectangle Bar.

Draw the 4 Rectangles then edit their Dimensions.