Fall Fest Flyer
Step 01: Document Setup
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.
Here you can adjust the Paper/Size Type to Letter 8.5" x 11" and the Orientation to Portrait.
Step 02: MarginsTo set Margins, go to the Layout Menu > Page Setup.
This will open the Options Window.
Double click on Guidelines to the left.
Under Guidelines, select Presets.
This open the Presets Window where you will select User Defined Presets.
Set Top and Left to "0.3" inches, then check the Mirror Margins Box.
Step 03: Rounded Rectangle DimensionsThe first thing that you will add to this Flyer will be a Rounded Rectangle.
Go to the Toolbox and select the Rectangle Tool.
This will make the Property Bar: Rectangle active.
Enter the Rectangle Dimensions in the Object Size Boxes.
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:
Step 04: Rectangle Corner RoundnessOn the Property Bar: Rectangle, where you see these Rectangle Corners, allows you to set Rectangle Corner Roundness. 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:
Step 05: Uniform Fill WindowNow 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.
The Object Properties Docker will then be pinned to the right of the screen.
On the Fill Tab, which is the 1st visible Tab, select Advanced which will open the 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.
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:
Step 06: Object Properties DockerNotice 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.
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:
OK, now using what we've just learned we will create a Multicolored Rounded Rectangle Bar.
Draw the 4 Rectangles then edit their Dimensions.
Step 07: Duplicate ObjectDraw the 1st Rounded Rectangle.
Select it and go up to the Menu Bar and select Edit > Duplicate.
You can do this a total of 3 times so that there will be 4 Rectangles on the screen or you could simply press the Ctrl and D keys on your keyboard together to create a Duplicate.
Step 08: Set Rectangle DimensionsWe will set the Rectangle Dimensions as follows:
Rect1: W 2.16, H 0.48
Rect2: W 1.65, H 0.48
Rect3: W 2.16, H 0.48
Rect4: W 1.35, H 0.48
Move each Rectangle to the right of the other to create a Rectangle Bar, so that they look like this:
Step 09: Round Rectangle CornersDoing one at a time, select each Rectangle and set its Corner Roundness to 50 in the Property Bar: Rectangle. So that the Bar will now look like this:
Using your arrow keys, select each Rounded Rectangle and make sure that they are equally spaced.
Step 10: Fill & Border ColorRepeating the steps you've already learned to set Fill Color, set the following Colors.
Rect1: R 128, G 51, B 0
Rect2: R 255, G 102, B 0
Rect3: R 212, G 170, B 0
Rect4: R 102, G 128, B 0
When creating each color, remember to click the "Add to Palette" button at the bottom of the Uniform Fill Window. Your color will then show up at the bottom of the Color Palette located at the right of the screen.
The 4 Rounded Rectangles with visible Black Borders will look like this:
To change the Border Color, simply select a Rectangle, move the mouse over its Color on the Color Palette and Right Click. The border should now have the same color as the Rounded Rectangle itself.
Repeat for the 3 other Rounded Rectangles. So now the Multicolored Bar will look like this:
The Flyer will now look like this: