Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 07: Set Fill and Outline Colors

Corel Draw X6 Color Palette
Corel Draw X6 Color Palette
Now let's add some Color to these shapes. The Color Palette is located to the right of the screen.

Corel Draw X6 Expand Color Palette
Corel Draw X6 Expand Color Palette
Click on the Arrow at the bottom of the Color Palette.




Corel Draw X6 Expanded Color Palette
Corel Draw X6 Expanded Color Palette
This will expand it so that you can see More Colors.

Select a Green Color for this bottom shape. Try the 2nd column, 5th Row. The RGB Color Values for this color would be R 0 G 153 B 51.

Just clicking on the Color one time will change the Fill Color of the shape.

Corel Draw X6 Green Fill Black Outline
Corel Draw X6 Green Fill Black Outline

If you Right Click over the same color, you will also change the Outline Color of the shape.

Corel Draw X6 Green Fill and Outline
Corel Draw X6 Green Fill and Outline

When you select a Color the expanded Color Palette remains open. Just click anywhere in the document to close it.

The Blue Color selected is the 9th from the bottom of the Color Palette. Its RGB Values are R 102 G 153 B 255.

Set the Outline Color to this as well for the first shape.

Now you have the colored background for this Corel Draw Easter Egg Hunt Flyer.

Corel Draw X6 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Blue Green Background
Corel Draw X6 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Blue Green Background




Step 09: Import Images

The first thing we will do is go up to the Menu Bar and select File > Import.
Corel Draw X6 File Menu Import
Corel Draw X6 File Menu Import

This will open the Import Window where you can browse to locate the Image that you wish to place in the flyer.

Corel Draw X6 Import Window
Corel Draw X6 Import Window

So here, select the Black Bunny, and click Import.

Notice that you see information about the Image, it's Name, Height and Width next to your cursor.

Corel Draw X6 Imported Image Info
Corel Draw X6 Imported Image Info

Drop the Image on the page by clicking once.

Corel Draw X6 Imported Image
Corel Draw X6 Imported Image
The Black Bunny is placed with the Resizing Handles. You'll see that it's very small. I recommend that you download the SVG Format of this file.

This ensures that when the Image is made bigger, Image Quality will not be affected. You will also be able to Edit the Image, by changing its Color or Shape, and more.



Step 10: Scale Image

Ok, now we want to make this Image bigger. We're going to do this by setting the Scale Factor to 550%. We'll make the change with the Image selected.

Corel Draw X6 Scale Factor
Corel Draw X6 Scale Factor
On the Property Bar: Shape you are looking for the Scale Factor Boxes which are next to the Percentage Signs.

Set both to 550% and hit your Enter Key.

You'll see that the Image becomes larger, scaled to 550%.


Step 11: Group Objects

Now that the Image is larger it becomes much easier to see that there is an extra line by the hind leg of the bunny. So we need to get rid of it. My suggestion would be to do a quick fix here.

Draw an Oval over the line, you may have to do this multiples times and then set the Fill and Outline Color for each of these shapes to White so that it blends in with the background. Problem solved.

I was able to get rid of the Line with 3 Ovals.

Corel Draw X6 Ellipse Tool
Corel Draw X6 Ellipse Tool
I used the Ellipse Tool from the Toolbox to create them.

Next Group the Image with the 3 Ovals, so that if we move the Image those Ovals remain over the part of the Image that we wish to hide.

Drag your cursor over the entire Image then go up to the Menu Bar and select Arrange > Group so that it all becomes One Image.

Corel Draw X6 Arrange Menu Group
Corel Draw X6 Arrange Menu Group

With the Image still selected let's flip it from left to right by clicking on the Mirror Horizontally Icon that's found on the Property Bar: Shape.

Corel Draw X6 Mirror Horizontally Icon
Corel Draw X6 Mirror Horizontally Icon

Place the Image in the right spot on the flyer.

Corel Draw X6 Easter Flyer Background & Image
Corel Draw X6 Easter Flyer Background & Image

Next Import the Basket and set a Scale Factor of 500%.



Step 12: Create Duplicate

OK, we are not finished with the Bunny yet. We're going to create a Duplicate. First select the Bunny then hit your Ctrl and D Keys together to create 1 Duplicate.

You can also do this by going to the Menu Bar and selecting Edit > Duplicate.

Corel Draw X6 Edit Menu Duplicate
Corel Draw X6 Edit Menu Duplicate

The Duplicate will appear in front of the Original Image.

Corel Draw X6 Duplicate Above Original
Corel Draw X6 Duplicate Above Original

Since the Image is all Black it's going to be hard to tell.

Corel Draw X6 Duplicate with White Fill & Outline
Corel Draw X6 Duplicate with White Fill & Outline

Let's change the Color of this Duplicate to White, changing both Fill and Outline Color.

Next Scale the White Bunny to 105% by changing the Scale Factor.



Step 13: Arrange Order

Now we need to send this White Bunny behind the Black Bunny.

To do this, select the White Bunny then go to the Menu Bar and select Arrange > Order > Behind.

Corel Draw X6 Arrange Menu Order Behind
Corel Draw X6 Arrange Menu Order Behind

A Black Arrow will appear on the screen basically asking which object you would like to place the White Bunny behind.

Corel Draw X6 Order Behind Arrow
Corel Draw X6 Order Behind Arrow

So select the Black Bunny and immediately the White Bunny is placed behind it.

Corel Draw X6 Order Duplicate Behind Original
Corel Draw X6 Order Duplicate Behind Original

Move the White Bunny up so that it appears to be about 1/2 Inch higher than the Black Bunny.

Since we're unable to change the Nodes for this shape create another Duplicate of the White Bunny.

Corel Draw X6 Adjusted Image
Corel Draw X6 Adjusted Image

Drag it to the Left so that you can fill in the area behind the Bunny's Ears.



Step 14: Create and Rotate Ellipses

Using the Ellipse Tool, create an Oval on the page. Pick a Color from the Color Palette to Fill the Oval. Set both the Fill and Outline to the same Color.

Each Egg you place in the Basket needs to be Rotated.

To do this, select the Egg and then click once more over it to reveal the Rotation and Skewing Handles.

Corel Draw X6 Rotation and Skewing Handles
Corel Draw X6 Rotation & Skewing Handles

The Rotation Handles are located on the 4 Corners of the object. Place you cursor over any one of them and gently drag the Image to the left or the right and then move on to the other 2.

Move the Eggs slightly upward and over the rim of the Basket giving the appearance that they are actually on the inside of it.

Draw 1 Larger Oval below the Bunny and then create 4 Duplicates.

Corel Draw X6 Rotated Oval Shapes
Corel Draw X6 Rotated Oval Shapes

Place them in different spots along a Horizontal Line. Rotate each Egg so that it looks different from the rest.

Choose different Colors for each Egg as well.