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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
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

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

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.

Double click on Guidelines to the left.

Corel Draw 12 Options Window
Corel Draw 12 Options Window
Corel Draw 12 Guidelines Presets
Corel Draw 12 Guidelines Presets


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

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

Corel Draw 12 Rounded Rectangle
Corel Draw 12 Rounded Rectangle
The Rounded Rectangle will look like this:


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.

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

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.


Step 07: Duplicate Object

Draw the 1st Rounded Rectangle.

Corel Draw 12 Edit Menu Duplicate
Corel Draw 12 Edit Menu Duplicate
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 Dimensions

We 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

Corel Draw 12 Multiple Rectangle Bar
Corel Draw 12 Multiple Rectangle Bar
Move each Rectangle to the right of the other to create a Rectangle Bar, so that they look like this:


Step 09: Round Rectangle Corners

Doing 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:

Corel Draw 12 Multiple Rounded Rectangle Bar
Corel Draw 12 Multiple Rounded Rectangle Bar
Using your arrow keys, select each Rounded Rectangle and make sure that they are equally spaced.


Step 10: Fill & Border Color

Repeating the steps you've already learned to set Fill Color, set the following Colors.
Rect1: R 128, G 51, B 0
Corel Draw 12 Color R128 G51 B0
Corel Draw 12
Color R128 G51 B0

Rect2: R 255, G 102, B 0
Corel Draw 12 Color R255 G102 B0
Corel Draw 12
Color R255 G102 B0

Rect3: R 212, G 170, B 0
Corel Draw 12 Color R212 G170 B0
Corel Draw 12
Color R212 G170 B0

Rect4: R 102, G 128, B 0
Corel Draw 12 Color R102 G128 B0
Corel Draw 12
Color R102 G128 B0





Corel Draw 12 Color Palette
Corel Draw
12 Color
Palette
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.

Corel Draw 12 Multicolored Bar With Border
Corel Draw 12 Multicolored Bar With Border
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.

Corel Draw 12 Multicolored Bar With Same Color Border
Corel Draw 12 Multicolored Bar With Same Color Border
Repeat for the 3 other Rounded Rectangles. So now the Multicolored Bar will look like this:

The Flyer will now look like this:
Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer with Colored Rectangles
Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer
with Colored Rectangles