Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 15: Interactive Fill Tool - Gradients

Corel Draw X6 Interactive Fill Tool
Corel Draw X6 Interactive Fill Tool
Next select the Interactive Fill Tool at the bottom of the Toolbox.

Move your cursor over one of the Eggs and select it.

Corel Draw X6 Applied Gradient
Corel Draw X6 Applied Gradient

A tiny Node will appear above the shape.

Corel Draw X6 Applied Gradient Adjusted Slider
Corel Draw X6 Applied Gradient Adjusted Slider

Drag this Node downward or to the bottom of the shape to make a Gradient Fill.

Corel Draw X6 Gradients Applied
Corel Draw X6 Gradients Applied

Now you can see the Applied Gradients.



Step 16: Two Color Gradient

What happens if we want to add a Second Color to a Gradient instead of just the Main Color and White. Let's work with the Yellow Egg, changing it from Yellow and White to Yellow and Green. You can add a Second Color to this Fill in 2 ways.

When the Egg is selected, you will see a White Square that has a Double Border.

Corel Draw X6 Gradient Color Options
Corel Draw X6 Gradient Color Options

Select it. Go over to the Color Pallete and slect Green.

Corel Draw X6 Green Yellow Gradient
Corel Draw X6 Green Yellow Gradient
You'll notice that the Egg now has a 2 Color Gradient of Yellow and Green.





Corel Draw X6 Property Bar Fountain Fill
Corel Draw X6 Property Bar Fountain Fill

The other way that we can recreate this is by going to the Property Bar: Fountain Fill. There you will see the Yellow Color that we had originally and White right next to it.

Corel Draw X6 Linear Yellow White Gradient
Corel Draw X6 Linear Yellow White Gradient

The Yellow Color is the First Fill Color and the White Color is the Last Fill Color. Select the down arrow next to White and from this Color Menu you can select Green or any other Color that you choose.

This choosen Color will be applied to the Gradient.



Step 17: Color Pattern Fills

So let's say we wanted to create a Pattern Fill. Select the Egg you wish to make this change too, say the Purple Egg.

On the Property Bar select the down arrow next to Fill Type. So instead of Linear, you should select Two Color Pattern.

Corel Draw X6 Fill Type Two Color Pattern
Corel Draw X6 Fill
Type Two Color Pattern

Next to that is the First Fill Color or Pattern Box.

Corel Draw X6 First Fill Color Pattern Box
Corel Draw X6 First Fill Color Pattern Box

Select the down arrow and pick a Pattern. Try the Second Pattern on the Second Row, just to try it out.

The 2 Colors selected are Front Color Purple and Back Color White.

Corel Draw X6 Tile Size Small
Corel Draw X6 Tile Size Small
Set the Tile Size to Small.

Corel Draw X6 Egg with Two Color Pattern
Corel Draw X6 Egg with Two Color Pattern
You'll immediately notice the changes to your object.

It looks pretty cool!

On the first Egg select the Fill Type of Full Color Pattern.

Corel Draw X6 Full Color Pattern Egg
Corel Draw X6 Full Color Pattern Egg
The First Color or Pattern is first on the Second Row and the Small Tile Size is selected.

Let's stop there because there are just so many options and so many things that we can do.

Click on the Pick Tool and select the Green Shape at the bottom of the flyer.

Go to the Arrange Menu > Order > To Front of Page.

Corel Draw X6 Arrange Menu Front of Page
Corel Draw X6 Arrange Menu Front of Page

This will bring this Layer Above all of the Eggs.

Corel Draw X6 Background and Images
Corel Draw X6 Background and Images

Next we can add the Flyer Title.



Step 18: Download Free Fonts

The Main Font used in this Easter Egg Hunt Flyer is Advert by Richard Mueller, which was downloaded from FontFreak.

Advert Font
Advert Font

The remaining Text on the Flyer uses the Desyrel Font by Apostrophic Labs.

Desyrel Font
Desyrel Font

You can download this Free Font from Fontsquirrel.

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 19: Insert Text

Sticking with the 10 Basic Flyer Design Principles, let's add the Title to the Flyer next.

Corel Draw X6 Text Tool
Corel Draw X6 Text Tool
Select the Text Tool from the Toolbox.

Click on any White area on the page and start typing the Title Text "Easter Egg Hunt".

Corel Draw X6 Typed Text
Corel Draw X6 Typed Text



Step 20: Create 3 Point Curve

Corel Draw X6 Freehand Tool
Corel Draw X6 Freehand Tool
Move you cursor over the Freehand Tool on the Toolbox.

Hold the mouse down for a second here to see a popout menu of other icons.

Corel Draw X6 Freehand Tool List
Corel Draw X6 Freehand Tool List

the 3 Point Curve Tool at the bottom of the list.

Corel Draw X6 3 Point Curve Tool
Corel Draw X6 3 Point Curve Tool
While holding down your mouse button draw a Line Segment that stretches from the left to the right side of the Blue Background. Release it, then drag the cursor upward.

You will see that an Arc begins to form. Release again to make the Arc visible.

The Default Color for this Arc is White.

Corel Draw X6 White Arc
Corel Draw X6 White Arc

Move the Arc as close as possible to the White Bunny by adjusting the Handles around it.

Corel Draw X6 No Outline Color
Corel Draw X6 No Oultine Color
Change the Color of this Arc from White to No Outline. Move your cursor over the White Box with the X inside it on the Color Palette.

So the Arc will still be there, you just won't be able to see it.


Step 21: Fit Text to Path

With the Arc still selected, hold down your Shift Key and click on the Easter Text.

Go up to the Menu Bar and select Text > Fit Text To Path.

Corel Draw X6 Text Menu Fit Text to Path
Corel Draw X6 Text Menu Fit Text to Path

This will put the Easter Text to run along the now Invisible Arc.

Corel Draw X6 Text on Path
Corel Draw X6 Text on Path