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Corel Draw Computer Classes Flyer Tutorial

Step 08: Rotation & Skewing

The Color of the Monitor will need to be changed so that it matches one of the background colors.

Draw a Rectangle that partially covers the Monitor.

Corel Draw X5 Rectangle Over Monitor
Corel Draw X5
Rectangle Over Monitor

Now you know what a selected object looks like, because of the Handles that surround it.

Corel Draw X5 Rotation Skewing Handles
Corel Draw X5
Rotation Skewing Handles

Using the Select Tool, click on the Rectangle again. This will change the Scaling and Stretching Handles to Rotation and Skewing Handles.

The Rotation Handles are on the 4 Corners of the Rectangles.

Place your cursor over one of the Rotation Handles and drag slightly to the Right.

Add some Color to this Rectangle so that it's much easier to work with. Here it will be set to Gray RGB 51.

Corel Draw X5 Gray Monitor
Corel Draw X5 Gray Monitor

You'll see that no matter how much you Skew, Scale, Stretch or Rotate, the Rectangle just won't line up correctly.

Corel Draw X5 Zoom Tool
Corel
Draw X5
Zoom Tool
Select the Zoom Tool from the Toolbox and click over the Monitor a couple times. This will make the Colored Background easier to see.


Step 09: Shape Tool - Edit Nodes

Corel Draw X5 Shape Tool
Corel
Draw X5
Shape Tool
Select the Rectangle with Pick Tool again, then select the Shape Tool from the Toolbox. The Shape Tool allows you to Edit an Object by manipulating its Nodes.

Immediately the Handles disappear and are replaced by 4 Nodes.

Corel Draw X5 Rectangle Nodes
Corel Draw X5 Rectangle Nodes

Now dragging any one of these 4 Nodes would Round the Corners of this shape.



Step 10: Convert To Curves

Right click over the Rectangle and select Convert to Curves from the menu that appears.
Corel Draw X5 Convert To Curves
Corel Draw X5 Convert To Curves

There are still Nodes present at the corners of this Rectangle. They are very tiny.

Corel Draw X5 Gray Monitor with Nodes
Corel Draw X5 Gray Monitor with Nodes

Select and drag the Nodes that need to be adjusted.

Corel Draw X5 Background with Image
Corel Draw X5 Background with Image

Notice that none of the Blue Background is visible.



Step 11: Free Fonts

Next we can add the Title Text to the flyer.

For the Computer Classes Flyer Title and Subtitles, the Font used is Black Rose by Bright Ideas.

Black Rose Font
Black Rose Font by Bright Ideas

The remaining Text on the Flyer uses the Desyrel Font by Apostrophic Labs. Both Fonts were downloaded from Fontsquirrel.

Desyrel Font
Desyrel Font by Apostrophic Labs

(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 12: Insert & Format Text

Corel Draw X5 Text Tool
Corel
Draw X5
Text Tool
Select the Text Tool from the Toolbox & click on any white area of the canvas.

You will see a Flashing Cursor where you can type the Flyer Title "Computer Classes".

Corel Draw X5 Font Size Box
Corel Draw X5
Font Size Box
The Font Size Box is located at the right side of the Font List Box.

Click on the down arrow and select 72pt from the list of the Font Sizes.



Step 13: Group Objects

Now let's move the Image up a bit. If you just tried this you will notice that the Rectangle and Image are 2 separate pieces, thus making movement a little difficult. To remedy this we will simply Group the Objects together.

You can drag the Cursor over both Objects but you'll quite likely select the Background Rectangle as well.

Select the Image, then hold down your Shift Key while you select the Rotated Rectangle. With both objects selected, right click and select Group from the menu that appears.

Corel Draw X5 Group
Corel Draw X5 Group

Change the Fill Color of the Title Text to RGB 77.

Corel Draw X5 Image Background Title
Corel Draw X5 Image Background Title

The Flyer should look very similar to this.

For the Stroke Color select White.



Step 14: Drop Shadow

Corel Draw X5 Blend Tool
Corel
Draw X5
Blend
Tool
To add a Drop Shadow to this Text, select the Blend Tool Box on the Toolbox for, at most, a couple seconds.



Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow Menu
Corel Draw X5
Drop Shadow Menu
A pop out menu appears from which you can choose Drop Shadow.

You'll notice 2 Square Handles appear around the Text, the Start Handle and the End Handle.

Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow Handles
Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow Handles

You can drag these Handles to create the Drop Shadow or select a Shadow Preset from the Property Bar.

Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow Presets
Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow Presets

Click the down arrow to the right of Presets and select Flat Bottom Right from the list.

The Drop Shadow appears but there is a little too much space between it and the Text.

Corel Draw X5 Edit Drop Shadow
Corel Draw X5 Edit Drop Shadow

To fix this, you'll need to make some adjustments to the Drop Shadow Offset located on the Property Bar. It sets the Distance between Drop Shadow and an Object.

Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow Offset
Corel Draw X5
Drop Shadow Offset
So set X to 0.075" and Y to -0.09".

You'll see that the Drop Shadow is moved closer to the Text.

Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow Position
Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow Position

However, the Shadow can be a bit more pronounced.

Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow Opacity
Corel Draw X5
Drop Shadow Opacity
To change the Transparency of the Drop Shadow, set Drop Shadow Opacity to 35.

Now the Shadow appears to be visibly darker.

Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow
Corel Draw X5 Drop Shadow



Step 15: Format & Align Text

Group the Text with the Drop Shadow. Just add the remaining Text to complete the Flyer.

The remaining Text, except for Subtitles uses the Desyrel Font. Set the Font Size for the main block of Text to 30. For the other 3 blocks of Text, set Font Size to 22 with Subtitles at 28 and the Font Black Rose.

Corel Draw X5 Horizontal Alignment Icon
Corel
Draw X5
Horizontal
Alignment Icon
To Center the Text, click on the Horizontal Alignment Icon located on the Property Bar. The Red X on this Icon suggests that the Text has No Alignment.

Select Center from the drop down menu.

Corel Draw X5 Alignment Options
Corel Draw X5 Alignment Options

Now the Text will be centered within its bounding box.

Corel Draw X5 Centered Text
Corel Draw X5
Centered Text


Step 16: Save File

All that's left to do is Save your File.

Corel Draw X5 Save Icon
Corel
Draw X5
Save Icon
To do so you can click on the Save Icon located on the Standard Bar, or you can go to the Menu Bar and select File > Save As.

This opens the Save Drawing Window.

Corel Draw X5 Save Drawing Window
Corel Draw X5 Save Drawing Window

Browse to where you wish to save your file, give it a name in the File Name Area and select Save.

Corel Draw X5 Computer Classes Flyer
Corel Draw X5 Computer Classes Flyer

I do hope that you have found this Corel Draw X5 Tutorial to be informative.

It works great as a beginner's guide to the Corel Draw Interface.

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