Corel Draw New Product Flyer Tutorial
This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a New Product Flyer using the Professional Graphic Design Application - Corel Draw.
01: Document Setup
02: Create Rectangle
03: Convert to Curves
04: Shape Tool - Delete Nodes
05: Adjust Control Handles
06: Duplicate Shape
07: Mirror Image
08: Add Fill & Outline Color
09: Arrange Order
11: Break Curve Apart
12: Adjust Triangular Handle
13: CMYK to RGB Color
14: Set RGB Color Values
15: Create Rounded Rectangle
16: Convert to Bitmap
17: Set Gaussian Blur
18: Royalty Free Images
19: Insert Images
20: Crop Images
21: Basic Shapes Tool - Heart
22: Free Fonts
23: Insert Text On A Path
24: Mirror Text
25: Format Text
26: Set Gradient - Fountain Fill
27: Set Outline Width
28: Add Remaining Text
29: Set Leading/Line Spacing
30: Save File
Step 01: Document Setup
To create a new document, go up to the Menu Bar and select File > New.
To create a new document, go up to the Menu Bar and select File > New. This opens the Create a New Document Window.
Make sure that Size is set to Letter, and I've changed the Primary Color Mode to RGB instead of CMYK.
Step 02: Create Rectangle
Select the Rectangle Tool from the Toolbox to the left of the screen.
Draw a Rectangle on the page.
On the Rectangle Tool Control Bar, set the Rectangle Height to 6.1" and Width to 7.1" by typing in the Object Size Boxes.
Step 03: Convert to Curves
With the Rectangle still selected, right click over it to reveal a menu.
Select Convert to Curves.
Step 04: Shape Tool - Delete Nodes
Select the Shape Tool from the Toolbox.
The Rectangle will now have 4 Tiny Nodes at each corner.
While holding down your mouse button, drag your cursor over the 2 Right Nodes, top and bottom. They will turn to Blue Squares once selected.
On the Tool Control Bar, select the Delete Nodes Icon.
Once the Nodes are deleted, the shape changes.
Step 05: Adjust Control Handles
To change the curve of the shape, select either of the remaining 2 Nodes.
You will see 2 Control Handles (solid blue arrowheads).
Decrease the distance between the Control Handles by dragging each handle closer to the other.
Select the Top Left Node and drag to the Top Left Corner of the page.
Select the Pick Tool then click on the shape.
Step 06: Duplicate Shape
Next we will create a Duplicate of this shape. Go to the Menu Bar and select Edit > Duplicate, or you can hold down your Ctrl and D keys together.
An exact copy of your shape will appear.
Step 07: Mirror Image
On the Tool Control Bar select the Mirror Horizontally Icon to flip the shape.
Move the duplicate shape so that it lines up with the bottom of the page.
Then alternate between the Pick Tool and Shape Tool to make adjustments to the size of the 2 shapes.
The Duplicate Shape should be slightly smaller than the original.
Step 8: Add Fill & Outline Color
Now, to make the shapes a little easier to work with, let's add some color to them.
You can select both shapes by dragging the cursor over them while holding down the mouse button.
On the right side of the screen will be the Color Palette.
Select any color you choose.
Simply click on your desired color in order to Fill the shape and right click over the same color to set the Stroke/Outline of the shape.
Step 09: Arrange Order
Using the Rectangle Tool again, draw a Rectangle that completely covers the page, including the 2 shapes.
Set its Fill Color to something different so that you are able to distinguish between the 2 layers.
Now we will send this layer behind the first by changing the order.
On the Menu Bar select Arrange > Order > To Back of Page.
Step 10: Shaping
Select both Blue Shapes. Do this by selecting 1 then hold down the Shift Key and select the other.
We will merge these 2 shapes together so that they become 1 shape.
On the Menu Bar select Arrange > Shaping > Weld.
Drag the cursor over the entire page to again select both layers.
Go back to the Shaping Menu and this time select Back Minus Front.
Your New Shape should look something like this one.
Select this new layer and repeat Step 06 to create a Duplicate.