Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 07: Royalty Free Image

Bride White Dress Clip Art
Clip Art - Bride White Dress
The Bridal Image for this Corel Draw Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer Tutorial was downloaded from Clker.

This site hosts thousands of Royalty Free Vector Clip Art for Download. All images are Free for both Commercial and Personal use.

The Image is Bride White Dress.

Once your image has downloaded, you will need to place it into the flyer.


Step 08: Import & Resize Image

Go to File > Import.
Corel Draw File Import
Corel Draw 12 File Import

This will open the Import Window.

Corel Draw Import Window
Corel Draw 12 Import Window

Locate your file and select the Import Button on the bottom right of the window.

Corel Draw Image Name
Corel Draw 12 Image Name
You will see the Image Name along with some more details about the image next to your cursor.

Click anywhere on the screen to place the image.

Corel Draw Object Size
Corel Draw 12
Object Size
Once the image is placed, proceed to the Property Bar to set the Object Size.

Set Width to 3.8" and Height to 6.6".


Step 09: Mirror Image

Next we will Mirror the Image so that it faces the opposite direction.
Corel Draw Image Facing Left
Corel Draw 12 Image Facing Left

The reason for this is that we're able to get better use of the canvas in regards to the layout of text for this Bridal Flyer.

Corel Draw Mirror Buttons
Corel Draw 12
Mirror Buttons
On the Property Bar you will see the Mirror Buttons.

Select the Top Mirror Button.

Corel Draw Image Facing Right
Corel Draw 12 Image Facing Right

Make sure to move the Image into to desired position on the flyer.



Step 10: Free Fonts

Next we can start adding text to the Flyer.
Advert Font
Advert Font

For the Bridal Flyer Title, the Font used is Advert by Richard Mueller, which was downloaded from FontFreak.com.

The Advert Font works well for the Title as it is a bold Font that stands out from the rest of the text on the flyer. I stressed this in my blog post on Basic Flyer Design Principles.

This Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer was originally created a few years ago as you can see from the Microsoft Word version of the tutorial. At that time the Segoe Print Font was free for download but this has since changed. You must purchase this Font to use it.

Gabrielle Font
Gabrielle Font

So the Font I've chosen to replace Segoe Print is Gabrielle which was downloaded from FontFreak.com and designed by Dieter Steffmann. So the lesson here is always check a Font's License before using it.

(Note for a newly downloaded Font to be usable on your machine, you must first install it. Any Font installed while Corel Draw is open, will not be visible in the Font List. To correct this, you must first restart the Corel Draw program after Font(s) installation.) For more information on Fonts and how to properly install them, visit the FlyerTutor Blog.



Step 11: Insert Text on Path

Select the Text Tool from the Tool Box located to the Left of the screen.
Corel Draw 12 Text Tool Icon
Corel Draw 12
Text Tool Icon

Corel Draw Cursor For Text On Path
Corel Draw 12
Cursor For
Text On Path
Move the cursor over the edge of the Gradient Filled Oval. Notice that the Cursor will change from a Plus Sign to an I that's next to an A above some sort of Curve.

Click once and start typing the Bridal Flyer Title.

Corel Draw Displaced Text On Path
Corel Draw 12 Displaced Text On Path

It should follow the Path on the Oval.

You can immediately see that the Text does not go where you want it to be.



Step 12: Format Text

Corel Draw Selected Text
Corel Draw 12 Selected Text
Move the Cursor over the Title and quickly click 3 Times to highlight all. Highlighted Text has a Gray background, as shown here.

Go up to the Property Bar: Text and click on the 2nd Down Arrow to the Right of the Font List. Choose the Advert Font.

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

Immediately to the Right of the Font List is the Font Size. Set it to 56.

Yes, this pushes the Text even further down the Oval.

Corel Draw Text Low On Path
Corel Draw 12 Text Low On Path

To remedy this, click at the Start of the Text and press your Space Bar until the words are moved to the Top Center of the Oval.

Corel Draw Text Center Path
Corel Draw 12 Text Center Path



Step 13: Adjust Path Settings

Now we need to create some Space between the Text and the Oval. Go to the Toolbox and choose the Pick Tool.

Move the Pick Tool over the Text, and hit your Ctrl Key while selecting the Text.

The Property Bar will change to Text on Curve/Object.

Corel Draw Property Bar: Text on Curve/Object
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Text On Curve/Object

Make adjustments to the last 2 boxes on the bar.

Corel Draw Distance From Path
Corel Draw 12
Distance From Path
Set Distance from Path to 0.3" either by typing this in or by clicking the Up Arrow.

Corel Draw Horizontal Offset
Corel Draw 12
Horizontal Offset
Then set Horizontal Offset to 25".

Now you'll be able to see some Whitespace between the Title and the Oval.

Corel Draw Bridal Title Whitespace
Corel Draw 12 Bridal Title Whitespace