Corel Draw Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Tutorial 2
This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create an Easter Egg Hunt Flyer using the Professional Graphic Design Application - Corel Draw X6.
01: Document Setup
02: Create Rectangle
03: Set Object Size
04: Convert to Curves
05: Create Clone
06: Mirror Object
07: Set Fill & Outline Colors
08: Royalty Free Clip Art
09: Import Images
10: Scale Image
11: Group Objects
12: Create Duplicate
13: Arrange Order
14: Create & Rotate Ellipses
15: Interactive Fill Tool - Gradients
16: Two Color Gradient
17: Color Pattern Fills
18: Download Free Fonts
19: Insert Text
20: Create 3 Point Curve
21: Fit Text to Path
22: Format Text
23: Text Outline Color & Weight
24: Drop Shadow
25: Add & Format Text
26: Save File
Step 01: Document Setup
Let's open a new document by selecting File > New from the Menu Bar.
This brings up the Create a New Document Window.
Here, set Size to Letter and Primary Color to RGB, by selecting each box and choosing an option from the drop down menu.
As you can see, there are many options for different sized documents that you can create with Corel Draw X6.
The Dimensions for Letter are Width 8.5" and Height 11".
A blank document will be created.
Step 02: Create Rectangle
On the Toolbox, located on the left side of the screen, select the Rectangle Tool.
Draw any size Rectangle on the Page. We will set exact dimensions in a bit. But first, notice the 8 Black Handles around the shape.
The Handles in each corner are for Scaling the shape.
The remaining 4 Handles are for Stretching the shape.
Step 03: Set Object Size
To get precise Dimensions for this Rectangle, we will use the Property Bar: Rectangle (visible when the Rectangle Tool and / or Shape is selected).
Set Object Size Width to 8.5" and Object Size Height to 4".
They are represented by these icons. Hit your Enter Key to see the changes made to the Rectangle's Dimensions.
Using the Pick Tool from the Toolbox, select the Rectangle and drag it to the Top of the page.
Step 04: Convert to Curves
With the Rectangle still selected, click on the Convert to Curves Icon located at the end of the Property Bar: Rectangle.
This allows us to change the shape with the Shape Tool.
Select the Shape Tool (located just below the Pick Tool) from the Toolbox.
The 8 Black Handles are replaced by 4 Tiny Nodes at each corner of the Rectangle.
Select the Bottom Right Node. It will become a Blue Square when selected.
Then select the Add Nodes Icon on the Property Bar: Shape.
This will add a Node to the Middle of the Line Segment that is in a Clockwise Direction from the selected Node (confusing I know).
Click on any white area on the screen to deselect both Nodes.
Then select the Middle Node that you just added and drag upwards about an inch.
On the Property Bar: Shape select the Convert to Curve Icon.
The only change you'll notice is that 2 Bezier Handles appear.
Now the Node should still be selected.
Click on the Delete Nodes Icon.
The Line Segment now becomes Curved.
Step 05: Create Clone
Now let's create a Clone of the Shape.
On the Menu Bar, select Edit > Clone.
The Clone will appear above the Original Shape.
Drag this Cloned Shape to the bottom of the page.
Step 06: Mirror Object
Now to Flip this shape we're going to go up to the Property Bar: Shape and select the Mirror Vertically Icon.
You'll notice that the Image has been flipped upside down.
You can now drag it to the bottom of the page.
OK, so now with two identical shapes on the page, we want to decrease the size of the bottom shape.
So with this shape still selected you can drag the Middle Top Handle downwards until the shape is about Two Thirds (2/3) the size of the Original Shape and release.
Or you can set the Dimensions in the Property Bar: Shape.
Set Object Size Height to 3 inches and hit your Enter Key.
Either way works.