Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Corel Draw Bridal Boutique Flyer Tutorial


Step 14: Adjust Upside Down Text

To place Text at the bottom of the Oval, select the Text Tool again and start typing "Create The Perfect Day".
Corel Draw Text On Path Upside Down
Corel Draw 12
Text On Path Upside Down

Notice that the Text is not only heading in the wrong direction, but it is also upside down.

Don't panic! Click on the Pick Tool to change the Property Bar.

Corel Draw Place On Other Side Icon
Corel Draw 12
Place On
Other Side
Icon
Select the Place on Other Side Icon (the last on the Property Bar).

You will then be able to see the Text correctly.

Corel Draw Text On Path Other Side
Corel Draw 12 Text On Path Other Side


Remember to click 3 Times with the Text Tool to select the Text.

Set the Font to Advert and Size to 24.

On the Property Bar, set Distance from Path to -0.4" and Horizontal Offset to 16.1".

Corel Draw Text On Path Bottom
Corel Draw 12 Text On Path Bottom

There will now be a nice flow of Whitespace between the Oval and Text.

Corel Draw Whitespace Text On Path
Corel Draw 12 Whitespace Text On Path


Step 15: Apply Gradient Fill to Text

Next we will apply a Multicolored Gradient to the Bridal Flyer Title.

Select the Text Tool and drag it over the Bridal Pageant Boutique Text to highlight it. Then select the Fountain Fill Dialog from the Fill Tool Menu Bar.

In the Color Blend Section of the Fountain Fill Window, set the From Color to Red and the To Color to Yellow.

Corel Draw Fountain Fill Window Multicolor Gradient
Corel Draw 12 Fountain Fill Window Multicolor Gradient

Then click OK.

Your Gradient Filled Text should look like this:

Corel Draw Bridal Title With Applied Gradient
Corel Draw 12 Bridal
Title With Applied Gradient


Step 16: Interactive Drop Shadow Tool

Go to the Tool Box, click on the Interactive Blend Tool Icon and hold the mouse over it for 2 seconds to reveal the Interactive Tool Menu.
Corel Draw Interactive Tool Icon
Corel Draw 12
Interactive
Tool Icon

Corel Draw Interactive Tool Menu
Corel Draw 12 Interactive Tool Menu

Corel Draw Interactive DropShadow Tool
Corel Draw 12
Interactive
DropShadow
Tool
Select the 4th Icon which is the Interactive Drop Shadow Tool.


Step 17: Drop Shadow Presets

Once the Interactive Drop Shadow Tool is selected, notice that the Property Bar has changed.
Corel Draw Property Bar: Drop Shadow
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Drop Shadow
Corel Draw Presets List
Corel Draw 12
Presets List


Click the Down Arrow to the right of Presets to reveal the Presets List.

Select Flat Bottom Right.



Step 18: Drop Shadow Settings

Corel Draw Shadow Offset
Corel Draw 12
Interactive Tool Menu
Next change the settings for Drop Shadow Offset.
Set X to "0.02" and Y to "-0.05".

Corel Draw Drop Shadow Opacity
Corel Draw 12
Drop Shadow
Opacity
Set the Drop Shadow Opacity to "70".

Corel Draw Drop Shadow Feathering
Corel Draw 12
Drop Shadow
Feathering
Set the Drop Shadow Feathering to "3".



Step 19: Feathering Direction

Select the Drop Shadow Feathering Direction Icon to reveal a menu.
Corel Draw Drop Shadow Feathering Direction Icon
Corel Draw 12
Drop Shadow
Feathering
Direction Icon

Select Average.

Corel Draw Feathering Direction Menu
Corel Draw 12
Feathering Direction Menu

Then select the Down Arrow next to the Drop Shadow Color and select "Black".

Corel Draw Color Options
Corel Draw 12
Color Options
Corel Draw Drop Shadow Color
Corel Draw 12
Drop Shadow Color

This is what the Drop Shadowed Text will look like.

Corel Draw Drop Shadow Applied
Corel Draw 12 Drop Shadow Applied

Repeat these steps to apply a Drop Shadow to the Text at the bottom of the oval.

For Drop Shadow Offset, set X to 0.02" and Y to -0.03".

You will not see much of a difference as the Text's Fill is set to Black.

Corel Draw Color Palette White
Corel
Draw 12
Color
Palette
White
Change this by clicking White from the Color Palette to the right.

This makes the Drop Shadow pop.

Corel Draw Drop Shadow Applied To Text
Corel Draw 12
Drop Shadow Applied To Text



Step 20: Insert and Format Text

All that remains is to add regular Text to the flyer. We'll start with the Flower Girl Text. Note that all remaining Text uses the Gabrielle Font.

Select the Text Tool, then type the Text on the flyer, hitting the Enter Key when necessary. Select all Text and set Font to Gabrielle, and Size to 36.

Since there is no Bold option for this Font, move the mouse over the Color Black on the Color Palette and right click. This gives the Text a Black Stroke and the added appearance of Bold Text.

Corel Draw 12 Alignment Icon
Corel
Draw 12
Alignment
Icon
The remaining blocks of Text are Font Size 16 and 24. Each block is Centered. To Center Text in Corel Draw 12, select the Text block with the Pick Tool or the Text Tool.

Select the Down Arrow on the Horizontal Alignment Icon of the Property Bar. Choose Center from the list that appears.

Corel Draw 12 Alignment List
Corel Draw 12 Alignment List

To save time, aligning multiple Text Boxes can be much easier if you hold the Shift Key down while selecting each Text Box. This way the change will affect all selected Text Boxes at once.



Step 21: Save File

Corel Draw 12 Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer
Corel Draw 12 Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer

There you have it. You have recreated a Bridal Pageant Boutique Flyer using Corel Draw 12.

Corel Draw 12 Save As Menu
Corel Draw 12 Save As Menu

To Save go to the Menu Bar and select File > Save As.

Please share and visit often for new Corel Draw Tutorials and Free Templates.

Want more Corel Draw Tutorials?

Easter Egg Hunt Flyer | Easter Egg Hunt Flyer 2 | Computer Classes Flyer | Florist Flyer | Fall Fest Flyer | New Product Flyer | Christmas Toy Drive Flyer 3 | Mother's Day Flyer 3