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Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design

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This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a New Product Flyer using the
Professional Graphic Design Application - Corel Draw.

Corel Draw X6 New Product Flyer
New Product Flyer

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Steps

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
10: Shaping
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

Corel Draw X6 File Menu New
Corel Draw X6 File Menu New
To create a new document, go up to the Menu Bar and select File > New.

This opens the Create a New Document Window.
Corel Draw X6 Create New Document Window
Corel Draw X6 Create New Document Window



























Make sure that Size is set to Letter, and I've changed the Primary Color Mode to RGB instead of CMYK.

Click OK.


Step 02: Create Rectangle

Select the Rectangle Tool from the Toolbox to the left of the screen.
Corel Draw X6 Rectangle Tool
Corel
Draw X6
Rectangle
Tool


Corel Draw X6 Rectangle
Corel Draw X6 Rectangle
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

Corel Draw X6 Convert To Curves
Corel Draw X6 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.
Corel Draw X6 Shape Tool
Corel
Draw X6
Shape Tool


Corel Draw X6 Rectangle with 4 Nodes
Corel Draw X6 Rectangle with 4 Nodes
The Rectangle will now have 4 Tiny Nodes at each corner.

Corel Draw X6 Rectangle with 2 Selected Nodes
Corel Draw X6 Rectangle with 2 Selected Nodes
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.

Corel Draw X6 Delete Nodes Icon
Corel
Draw X6
Delete
Nodes Icon
On the Tool Control Bar, select the Delete Nodes Icon.

Once the Nodes are deleted, the shape changes.
Corel Draw X6 Oval Shape
Corel Draw X6 Oval Shape


Step 05: Adjust Control Handles

To change the curve of the shape, select either of the remaining 2 Nodes.

Corel Draw X6 Shape with Adjusted Control Handles
Corel Draw X6 Shape with Adjusted Control Handles
You will see 2 Control Handles (solid blue arrowheads).
Corel Draw X6 Control Handle
Corel Draw X6
Control Handle
Corel Draw X6 Shape Control Handles
Corel Draw X6 Shape Control Handles


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.
Corel Draw X6 Pick Tool
Corel
Draw X6
Pick Tool


Step 06: Duplicate Shape

Corel Draw X6 Edit Menu Duplicate
Corel Draw X6 Edit Menu Duplicate
Next we will create a Duplicate of this shape.

Then 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.
Corel Draw X6 Duplicate Shape
Corel Draw X6 Duplicate Shape


Step 07: Mirror Image

On the Tool Control Bar select the Mirror Horizontally Icon to flip the shape.
Corel Draw X6 Mirror Horizontally Icon
Corel
Draw X6
Mirror
Horizontally
Icon


Corel Draw X6 Flipped Shape
Corel Draw X6 Flipped 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.

Corel Draw X6 Color Palette Segment
Corel
Draw X6
Color
Palette
Segment
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.

Corel Draw X6 Fill and Stroke Color Applied
Corel Draw X6 Fill and Stroke Color Applied
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

Corel Draw X6 Gray Rectangle
Corel Draw X6 Gray Rectangle
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.
Corel Draw X6 Arrange Order Back of Page
Corel Draw X6 Arrange Order Back of Page


Step 10: Shaping

Corel Draw X6 Ordered Layers
Corel Draw X6 Ordered Layers
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.













Corel Draw X6 Arrange Shaping Weld
Corel Draw X6 Arrange Shaping Weld
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.
Corel Draw X6 Shaping Back Minus Front
Corel Draw X6
Shaping Back Minus Front






















Corel Draw X6 Shaping Back Minus Front Cutout
Corel Draw X6
Shaping Back Minus Front Cutout
Your new shape should look something like this one.

Select this new layer and repeat Step 06 to create a Duplicate.
Corel Draw X6 Duplicated Layers
Corel Draw X6 Duplicated Layers


Step 11: Break Curve Apart

Corel Draw X6 Arrange Break Curve Apart
Corel Draw X6 Arrange Break Curve Apart
We will break this shape apart by going to the Menu Bar and selecting Arrange > Break Curve Apart.

Corel Draw X6 Broken Curve
Corel Draw X6 Broken Curve
Now you'll be able to freely move each piece around.

Remember to change the color so that it will be easier for you to spot which layer you are working with.








Corel Draw X6 2 Shapes
Corel Draw X6 2 Shapes
Move the top shape directly above the back layer.

Do the same for the bottom shape.












Corel Draw X6 Order Back of Layer
Corel Draw X6 Order Back of Layer
Select both shapes, and repeat Step 09 to set order, sending them to Back of Layer.

Then using the Arrow keys on your keyboard, move the shape downward until it is in the desired location on the flyer.

Click any white area to deselect both shapes, then reselect the bottom shape and move upward to desired location.


Step 12: Adjust Triangular Handle

Corel Draw X6 Adjust Second Layer
Corel Draw X6 Adjust Second Layer
Notice there is still some white space separating the 2 layers at the corner.

To remedy this, select the Shape Tool, then click on the 2nd layer and drag the Blue Triangular Handle upward to meet the top layer.

Corel Draw X6 New Product Flyer Background
Corel Draw X6 New Product Flyer Background
Repeat this for the shape at the bottom of the page but select the Blue Square Handle instead and drag downward toward the 1st layer.


Step 13: CMYK to RGB Color

Corel Draw X6 Color Window Docker
Corel Draw X6 Color Window Docker
Next we will set the color for each layer.

To open the Color Docker go up to the Menu Bar and select Window > Dockers > Color.

Corel Draw X6 Color Docker CMYK
Corel Draw X6 Color Docker CMYK































The Color Docker will appear on the right side of the screen.

Click on the down arrow to the right of CMYK and change to RGB.
Corel Draw X6 Color Docker RGB
Corel Draw X6 Color Docker RGB