Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


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, allows you to set Rectangle Corner Roundness.

Corel Draw 12 Rectangle Corner Roundness Icon
Corel Draw 12 Rectangle Corner
Roundness Icon


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

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

Go back to the Object Properties Docker and set the Fill to "White".

Corel Draw 12 Colors
Corel Draw 12 Colors

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


Step 10: Add & Format Text

Select the Text Tool from the Tool Box located to the Left of the screen. Click anywhere on the canvas and start typing.

In this case it will be the Company's Title: "Amaya's Flower Garden".

Corel Draw 12 Text Tool
Corel Draw 12 Text Tool

Select the Text then go up to the Property Bar: Text.

Corel Draw 12 Property Bar Text
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar Text

Click on the 2nd Down Arrow to the Right of the Font List and choose a Font. Here it is set to "Harlow Solid Italic".

Immediately to the Right of the Font List is the Font Size. Set it to "48".

Select the Down Arrow on the Horizontal Alignment Icon.

Corel Draw 12 Horizontal Alignment Icon
Corel Draw 12 Horizontal Alignment Icon

Choose Center from the list that appears.

Corel Draw 12 Center Icon
Corel Draw 12 Center Icon

Using the Pick Tool, move the Text into place on the Flyer. This is what it should look like:

Corel Draw 12 Florist Flyer Background Title
Corel Draw 12 Florist Flyer Background Title


Step 11: Add New Text

Next add the company address -
"89 Adrienne Lane,
Alyssatown, Fl 34332,
Tel. 555.111.2323,
Fax 555.111.4434".

Create a new Text Box for each block of Text.

Use the Font Family "Segoe Print" which is a free Font that was downloaded at FontFreak. Font Size is "18" and Layout is "Centered". Some of the Text on the Flyer is made larger and Bold for emphasis.


Step 12: Format Text Window

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

This will open the Format Text Window.

Corel Draw 12 Format Text Window
Corel Draw 12 Format Text Window


Step 13: Line Spacing

Go to the Paragraph Tab.

Corel Draw 12 Format Text Window Paragraph Tab
Corel Draw 12 Format Text Window Paragraph Tab

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

Click Apply, then OK.

Corel Draw 12 Modified Text
Corel Draw 12 Modified Text

Here is the modified Text:

This is what all the Text on the Flyer should look like:

Corel Draw 12 Florist Flyer with Text
Corel Draw 12 Florist Flyer with Text




Step 15: Place Images

To place an Image inside of the Flyer, go to File > Import.
Corel Draw 12 File Menu - Import
Corel Draw 12 File Menu - Import

This brings up the Import Window which allows you to choose where the desired files are, then click Import.

Before seeing your Image, you will see Text similar to this.

Corel Draw 12 Import Image Name
Corel Draw 12 Import Image Name

To place the Image, click on the desired location on the Flyer.

Repeat for the other Images.



Step 16: Resize Images

To Resize the Image, select it and then go up to the Property Bar: Bitmap or OLE Object.
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Bitmap or OLE Object
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Bitmap or OLE Object

You will notice that the Scale Factor is set to "100%".

Corel Draw 12 Scale Factor
Corel Draw 12 Scale Factor

Change both options to 55%, then hit the "Enter" Key. Move the Image into the desired location on the Flyer.

Corel Draw 12 Selected Image
Corel Draw 12 Selected Image

There is another round about way to Resize the Image. Select the Image, then move the mouse over one of the 8 Black Squares that appear around it.

When the Cursor turns into a 2 Sided Arrow, hold down the Left mouse button and drag. While dragging you can see the numbers in the Property Bar are changing. So you drag until you get to "55%" and release the mouse.

Scale the Red Flower to "25%" and the Pink Flower to "30%".