Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



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

Using the Rectangle Tool again, draw a Rectangle that completely covers the page, including the 2 shapes.

Corel Draw X6 Gray Rectangle
Corel Draw X6 Gray Rectangle

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

Select both Blue Shapes. Do this by selecting 1 then hold down the Shift Key and select the other.

Corel Draw X6 Ordered Layers
Corel Draw X6 Ordered Layers

We will merge these 2 shapes together so that they become 1 shape.

On the Menu Bar select Arrange > Shaping > Weld.

Corel Draw X6 Arrange Shaping Weld
Corel Draw X6 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

Your New Shape should look something like this one.

Corel Draw X6 Shaping Back Minus Front Cutout
Corel Draw X6 Shaping Back Minus Front Cutout

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

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

Corel Draw X6 Arrange Break Curve Apart
Corel Draw X6 Arrange Break Curve Apart

Now you'll be able to freely move each piece around.

Corel Draw X6 Broken Curve
Corel Draw X6 Broken Curve

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

Move the Top Shape directly above the back layer.

Corel Draw X6 2 Shapes
Corel Draw X6 2 Shapes

Do the same for the Bottom Shape.

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

Corel Draw X6 Order Back of Layer
Corel Draw X6 Order 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

Notice there is still some white space separating the 2 layers at the corner.

Corel Draw X6 Adjust Second Layer
Corel Draw X6 Adjust Second Layer

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

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 Window Docker
Corel Draw X6 Color Window Docker

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

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

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


Step 14: Set RGB Color Values

Change R to 128, G to 0 and B to 0.

Then click on the New Color on the top left of the Color Docker to apply to shape.

Corel Draw X6 Layer with Color
Corel Draw X6 Layer with Color

You can also select the Fill and Outline buttons at the bottom of the Docker.

Set the top layer to our Green Color - R to 153, G to 204 and B to 153.

Then select Fill and Outline.

Corel Draw X6 Layers with Color
Corel Draw X6 Layers with Color



Step 15: Create Rounded Rectangle

Draw a Rectangle, setting its dimensions to Width 1.6" and Height 1.75".
Corel Draw X6 Round Corner Icon
Corel Draw X6 Round Corner Icon

To Round the Corners of this Rectangle, select the Round Corner Icon on the Tools Controls Bar.

Corel Draw X6 Edit Corners Together Icon
Corel Draw X6 Edit Corners Together Icon

Make sure that the Edit Corners Together Icon is also selected, then set the Corner Radius to 0.5".

Corel Draw X6 Rounded Rectangle
Corel Draw X6 Rounded Rectangle

Now you can set the Fill and Outline Color of the Rectangle by selecting the Red Color that was already used.

Corel Draw X6 Red Rounded Rectangle
Corel Draw X6 Red Rounded Rectangle

If you look at the bottom of the screen you will see a Color Palette called the Document Palette.

Corel Draw X6 Document Palette
Corel Draw X6 Document Palette

It shows all the Previously Used Colors within the document, this way you dont have the trouble of re-entering all those color values again.



Step 16: Convert To Bitmap

Now we're gonna have to add a Gaussian Blur to this shape.

With the Rectangle selected, go up to the Menu Bar and select Bitmaps > Convert to Bitmap.

Corel Draw X6 Bitmaps Convert to Bitmap
Corel Draw X6 Bitmaps Convert to Bitmap

A Convert to Bitmap Window appears.

Corel Draw X6 Convert to Bitmap Window
Corel Draw X6 Convert to Bitmap Window

Click OK.