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Corel Draw Fall Fest Flyer Tutorial

Step 13: Import Images

Go to File > Import.
Corel Draw 12 File Menu Import
Corel Draw 12 File Menu Import

This opens the Import Window.

Corel Draw 12 Import Window
Corel Draw 12 Import Window

Locate your file and select the Import button on the bottom right of the window.

Corel Draw 12 Imported Image Info
Corel Draw 12 Imported Image Info
You will see the Image Name and some more details next to your cursor. Click anywhere on the screen to place the Image. Repeat this step in order to place the 2nd Image.

Notice that the Sweet Conker image when selected has alot of white space around it.

Corel Draw 12 Image With Surrounding White Space
Corel Draw 12 Image with Surrounding White Space

You can take off some of this excess white by Cropping the Image.



Step 14: Shape Tool - Crop Images

With the Image selected, click the Shape Tool Icon on the Toolbox.
Corel Draw 12 Shape Tool Icon
Corel Draw 12 Shape Tool Icon

Corel Draw 12 Image with 4 Nodes
Corel Draw 12 Image with 4 Nodes
The 8 Black Square Handles around your Image will change to 4 Nodes.

Corel Draw 12 1 Node Moved
Corel Draw 12 1 Node Moved
Select a Node and drag Inwards toward the Image without cutting off any part of it and then release.

Then continue to move each Node where necessary.

Corel Draw 12 4 Nodes Moved
Corel Draw 12 4 Nodes Moved
Corel Draw 12 3 Nodes Moved
Corel Draw 12 3 Nodes Moved
Corel Draw 12 2 Nodes Moved
Corel Draw 12 2 Nodes Moved

You may be wondering what's the difference if the background of the Image is white anyway? Let's just say it will be slightly easier to work with one over the other.

Corel Draw 12 Cropped Image Difference
Corel Draw 12 Cropped Image Difference

Place the Cropped Images in the desired spot on the flyer.

Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Background
Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Background


Step 15: Free Fonts

Next we can start adding text to the Flyer. For the Fall Fest Title, the Font used is Kingthings Annex by Kevin King, which was downloaded from FontFreak.
Kingthings Annex Font
Kingthings Annex Font

I picked this Font especially because of all the foliage that comes with it, going well with the theme of the Flyer - Fall. If you want to view more of Kevin King's Free Fonts check out his website at KingthingsFonts.

I originally created this Fall Fest Flyer a few years ago as you can see from the other Fall Fest Flyer Tutorials for OpenOffice Draw and Inkscape.

At that time the Segoe Print Font was free for download but this has since changed. You must now purchase this Font to use it, if you currently do not have Microsoft Office installed on your machine.

So the Font I've chosen to replace Segoe Print is Desyrel which was downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and designed by Apostrophic Labs. So the lesson here is always check a Font's License before using it.

Desyrel Font
Desyrel Font

Note that 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.



Step 16: Insert & Format Text

Corel Draw 12 Text Tool Icon
Corel Draw 12 Text Tool Icon
Select the Text Tool from the Tool Box located to the Left of the screen. Click anywhere on the canvas and start typing. In this case it will be the Fall Fest Title.

Corel Draw 12 Highlighted Text
Corel Draw 12 Highlighted Text
Highlight the Text by dragging over it. Highlighted Text has a Gray background.

Go up to the Property Bar: Text and click on the 2nd Down Arrow to the Right of the Font List and choose a Font.

Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Text
Corel Draw 12 Property Bar: Text

Here it is set to "Kingthings Annex". Immediately to the Right of the Font List is the Font Size. Set it to "125".

Corel Draw 12 Black Fall Fest Text
Corel Draw 12 Black Fall Fest Text


Step 17: Edit Text Fill Color

To change the Color of the Text, hold down the Left mouse button, drag the mouse to select only the word "Fall".

Repeating the steps necessary to Edit Fill Color, set R to 102, G to 128, and B to 0.

Corel Draw 12 Green Filled Text
Corel Draw 12 Green Filled Text

Repeat this step for "Fest" and set R to 212, G to 170, and B to 0.

Corel Draw 12 Gold Filled Text
Corel Draw 12 Gold Filled Text

Now the Flyer is almost complete.

Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer Incomplete
Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer Incomplete



Step 18: Set Text Alignment

Corel Draw 12 Alignment Icon
Corel Draw 12 Alignment Icon
Continue to Format the remaining Text. For the "Date" Text set the Font to Desyrel, Size 36.

Corel Draw 12 Alignment List
Corel Draw 12 Alignment List
Select the Down Arrow on the Horizontal Alignment Icon and choose Center from the list that appears.

The "Craft" Text is "Desyrel", Size 40 and Aligned Left.

The "Children" Text is "Desyrel", Size 26 and Centered.

The "Address" Text is "Desyrel", Size 22 and Aligned Left.



Step 19: Save File

There you have it. You have recreated a Fall Fest Flyer using Corel Draw 12.
Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer
Corel Draw 12 Fall Fest Flyer

To Save go to the Menu Bar and select File > Save As.

Corel Draw 12 File Menu - Save As
Corel Draw 12 File Menu - Save As

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