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Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design

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

Corel Draw 12 Florist Flyer
Amaya's Flower Garden Flyer

Steps

01: Document Setup
02: Margins
03: Margins Continued
04: Draw Rectangles
05: Uniform Fill Window
06: Fill Rectangle 1
07: Fill Rectangles 2 to 4
08: Rectangle Outlines
09: Rounded Rectangle
10: Add & Format Text
11: Add New Text
12: Format Text Window
13: Line Spacing
14: Royalty Free Images
15: Place Images
16: Resize Images
17: Duplicate Image
18: Interactive Drop Shadow Tool
19: Drop Shadow Presets
20: Drop Shadow Settings
21: Feathering Direction
22: Arrange Images
23: 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 User Defined Presets Window - Margins
Corel Draw 12 User Defined Presets Window - Margins
Select Margins.

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

Click Ok.



Step 04: Draw Rectangles

Corel Draw 12 Toolbar
Corel Draw
12 Toolbar
We will construct the Colored Background with 4 Rectangles. Select the Rectangle Tool
Corel Draw 12 Rectangle Tool
Corel Draw 12
Rectangle Tool
from the Tool Box located to the Left of the screen.
Corel Draw 12 Rectangle
Corel Draw 12
Rectangle

Once you have drawn Rectangle 1, it will have 8 Squares around it. Move the mouse over any one of these to Resize the shape if needed.

Continue drawing the remaining Rectangles.

They should look like this:
Corel Draw Rectangles on Flyer
Corel Draw 12 Rectangles on Flyer


Step 05: Uniform Fill Window

Corel Draw 12 Object Properties Docker
Corel Draw 12 Object Properties Docker
Select the Pick Tool
Corel Draw 12 Pick Tool
Corel Draw 12
Pick Tool
from the Tool Box, then select Rectangle 1.

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

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



Step 06: Fill Rectangle 1

Corel Draw 12 Uniform Fill Window
Corel Draw 12 Uniform Fill Window
On the Models Tab, select the Down Arrow to the Right of Model and select RGB from the list that appears.

Corel Draw 12 RGB List
Corel Draw 12 RGB List









This will allow you to enter RGB Values for your Custom Color in the Components Section.
Corel Draw 12 RGB Components
Corel Draw 12
RGB Components










Set R to "170", G to "212", and B to "0". Click OK.
Corel Draw 12 Green Color 1 RGB Values
Green R=170
G=212 B=0


Step 07: Fill Rectangles 2 to 4

Corel Draw Green Color 2 RGB Values
Green R=218
G=236 B=143
Select Rectangle 2. Repeat steps to get back to the Uniform Fill Window. Set R to "218", G to "236", and B to "143". Click OK.

Corel Draw Green Color 3 RGB Values
Green R=239
G=255 B=177
Select Rectangle 3. Repeat steps to get back to the Uniform Fill Window. Set R to "239", G to "255", and B to "177". Click OK.

Corel Draw Green Color 4 RGB Values
Green R=209
G=236 B=99
Select Rectangle 4. Repeat steps to get back to the Uniform Fill Window. Set R to "209", G to "236", and B to "99". Click OK.


Step 08: Rectangle Outlines

Hold down the Left mouse button and drag the cursor over the entire page to select all 4 Rectangles. Go back to the Object Properties Docker and select the Outline Tab which is the 2nd Tab.
Corel Draw 12 Object Properties Docker Outline Tab
Corel Draw 12 Object Properties
Docker Outline Tab


Corel Draw 12 Outline Width Options
Corel Draw 12
Outline Width Options
Set Width to "None", by clicking on the Down Arrow to select None from the list.

The new background should look like this:
Corel Draw 12 Florist Flyer Background
Corel Draw 12
Florist Flyer Background


Step 09: Rounded Rectangle

Select the Rectangle Tool from the Tool Box.

Go up to the Property Bar: Rectangle.
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar Rectangle
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Rectangle





Where you see these Rectangle Corners
Corel Draw 12 Rectangle Corner Roundness Icon
Corel Draw 12
Rectangle Corner
Roundness Icon
, allows you to set Rectangle Corner Roundness.

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

Select the Down Arrow and set any one of these 4 Boxes to "75". Notice the number will change for all the boxes.

Corel Draw 12 Colors
Corel Draw 12 Colors
Go back to the Object Properties Docker and set the Fill to "White".

Then click on the Outline Tab and select the Down Arrow next to Color and pick "Green".

The completed background will look like this:
Corel Draw 12 Florist Flyer Background
Corel Draw 12
Florist Flyer Background