Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 07: Duplicate Object

Draw the 1st Rounded Rectangle.

Select it and go up to the Menu Bar and select Edit > Duplicate.

Corel Draw 12 Edit Menu Duplicate
Corel Draw 12 Edit Menu Duplicate

You can do this a total of 3 times so that there will be 4 Rectangles on the screen or you could simply press the Ctrl and D keys on your keyboard together to create a Duplicate.



Step 08: Set Rectangle Dimensions

We will set the Rectangle Dimensions as follows:
Rect1: W 2.16, H 0.48
Rect2: W 1.65, H 0.48
Rect3: W 2.16, H 0.48
Rect4: W 1.35, H 0.48

Move each Rectangle to the right of the other to create a Rectangle Bar, so that they look like this:

Corel Draw 12 Multiple Rectangle Bar
Corel Draw 12 Multiple Rectangle Bar


Step 09: Round Rectangle Corners

Doing one at a time, select each Rectangle and set its Corner Roundness to 50 in the Property Bar: Rectangle. So that the Bar will now look like this:
Corel Draw 12 Multiple Rounded Rectangle Bar
Corel Draw 12 Multiple Rounded Rectangle Bar

Using your arrow keys, select each Rounded Rectangle and make sure that they are equally spaced.



Step 10: Fill & Border Color

Repeating the steps you've already learned to set Fill Color, set the following Colors.

Corel Draw 12 Color R128 G51 B0
Corel Draw 12 Color R128 G51 B0
Rect1: R 128, G 51, B 0

Corel Draw 12 Color R255 G102 B0
Corel Draw 12 Color R255 G102 B0
Rect2: R 255, G 102, B 0

Corel Draw 12 Color R212 G170 B0
Corel Draw 12 Color R212 G170 B0
Rect3: R 212, G 170, B 0

Corel Draw 12 Color R102 G128 B0
Corel Draw 12 Color R102 G128 B0
Rect4: R 102, G 128, B 0

Corel Draw 12 Color Palette
Corel Draw 12 Color Palette
When creating each color, remember to click the "Add to Palette" button at the bottom of the Uniform Fill Window. Your color will then show up at the bottom of the Color Palette located at the right of the screen.

The 4 Rounded Rectangles with visible Black Borders will look like this:

Corel Draw 12 Multicolored Bar With Border
Corel Draw 12 Multicolored Bar With Border



To change the Border Color, simply select a Rectangle, move the mouse over its Color on the Color Palette and Right Click. The border should now have the same color as the Rounded Rectangle itself.

Repeat for the 3 other Rounded Rectangles. So now the Multicolored Bar will look like this:

Corel Draw 12 Multicolored Bar With Same Color Border
Corel Draw 12 Multicolored Bar With Same Color Border

The Flyer will now look like this:

Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer with Colored Rectangles
Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer with Colored Rectangles


Step 11: Group Objects

To make any kind of movement of this multicolored bar easier, you will have to Group all Rounded Rectangles.

To do this, simply select all 4 by holding down the Left Mouse button, and dragging over the 4 Rounded Rectangles, then right click over any of them to reveal another pop up menu.

Corel Draw 12 Arrange Menu Group
Corel Draw 12 Arrange Menu Group

Select Group from the Arrange Menu. If you just want to use the shortcut keys, select the Rectangles along with Ctrl and G together.

With this done, we can now focus on adding Images to the Flyer.



Step 12: Royalty Free Images

Images for this Corel Draw Fall Fest Flyer Tutorial were downloaded from PublicDomainPictures.net. This site hosts over 20,000 Free High Quality Photos for Download. All of their pictures are Free for both Commercial and Personal use.

Autumn Still Life Image
Autumn Still Life Image
The Top Image is Autumn Still Life.

Sweet Conker Image
Sweet Conker Image
The Bottom Image is Sweet Conker, both Images by Petr Kratochvil.

Once your Images have been downloaded, you will need to place them into the flyer.