Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 17: Set Gaussian Blur

Go back to the Bitmap Menu and select Blur > Gaussian Blur.

Corel Draw X6 Bitmaps Gaussian Blur
Corel Draw X6 Bitmaps Gaussian Blur

This opens the Gaussian Blur Window.

Corel Draw X6 Gaussian Blur Window
Corel Draw X6 Gaussian Blur Window

Set the Radius to 20 then click OK.

Corel Draw X6 Rectangle with Gaussian Blur
Corel Draw X6 Rectangle with Gaussian Blur

Duplicate this shape.

Recreate a smaller White Rectangle and place inside each of the Red Rectangles.

Set Width to 1.55" and Height to 1.7".

Then set Corner Roundness to 0.258".

Create a Duplicate of this shape and place on top of the other Red Rectangle.

Corel Draw X6 White Rectangle with Red Background
Corel Draw X6 White Rectangle with Red Background

Draw another Rectangle with the following Dimensions - Width 3.55" and Height 3.8".

Set its Corner Roundness to 0.6".

Set its Fill and Outline Color to our already used Green.

Corel Draw X6 Rectangle Before Gaussian Blur
Corel Draw X6 Rectangle Before Gaussian Blur

Repeat the process to set the Gaussian Blur.

Corel Draw X6 Rectangle After Gaussian Blur
Corel Draw X6 Rectangle After Gaussian Blur

Draw another White Rectangle to place above the Green Rectangle setting Width to 3.25" and Height to 3.5".

Corel Draw X6 New Product Flyer Colored Background
Corel Draw X6 New Product Flyer Colored Background

Set Corner Roundness to 0.55".



Step 18: Royalty Free Images

Now you are ready to add Images.

The Images for this Corel Draw New Product Flyer were downloaded from Public Domain Pictures. This site hosts Royalty Free Public Doman Images.

You are free to download and use images for both Commercial and Personal Use. Visit the FlyerTutor Blog posts on Royalty Free Stock Photography and Royalty Free Vector Clip Art to find out more.

The Top Image is called White Teddy Bear and can be found here.
The Bottom Image is called Teddy Bear and can be found here.
The Image of the 2 Bears is called Teddy Bears and can be found here.

All 3 Images were taken by Petr Kratochvil.


Step 19: Insert Images

Once you have downloaded the images, you will need to place them into the flyer.

Starting with the White Teddy Bear, go to the Menu Bar and select File > Import.

Corel Draw X6 File Menu Import
Corel Draw X6 File Menu Import

This opens the Import Window.

Corel Draw X6 Import Window
Corel Draw X6 Import Window

Browse to where you saved the file.

Select it and then click Import on the bottom right of the window.

You will see the Image Name along with some more details about the image next to your cursor.

Corel Draw X6 Image Name
Corel Draw X6 Image Name

Click anywhere on the screen to place the Image.



Step 20: Crop Images

With the image selected, click the Shape Tool Icon on the Toolbox.

Corel Draw X6 White Bear with 8 Handles
Corel Draw X6 White Bear with 8 Handles

The 8 Black Square Handles around your Image will change to 4 Nodes.

Corel Draw X6 White Bear with 4 Nodes
Corel Draw X6 White Bear with 4 Nodes

Select a Node and drag Inwards toward the Image without cutting off any part of it and then release.

Corel Draw X6 White Bear Move 1st Node
Corel Draw X6 White Bear Move 1st Node

Continue to move each Node where necessary.

Corel Draw X6 White Bear Move 2nd Node
Corel Draw X6 White Bear Move 2nd Node
Corel Draw X6 White Bear Move 3rd Node
Corel Draw X6 White Bear Move 3rd Node
Corel Draw X6 White Bear Move 4th Node
Corel Draw X6 White Bear Move 4th Node

Select the White Bear and change the Scale Factor of the Image setting both the Width and Height to 60%.

Corel Draw X6 White Bear Scale Factor
Corel Draw X6 White Bear Scale Factor

You may be wondering what's the difference if the Background of the Image is White anyway?

Corel Draw X6 White Bear Image with 8 Handles
Corel Draw X6 White Bear Image with 8 Handles

Let's just say it will be slightly easier to work with one Image over the other.

Corel Draw X6 Smaller White Bear Image with 8 Handles
Corel Draw X6 Smaller White Bear Image with 8 Handles

Place the newly Cropped Image in the White Box.

Corel Draw X6 Placed Image
Corel Draw X6 Placed Image

Repeat the steps to add the other 2 Images, Crop them and place them where they need to be.

Corel Draw X6 New Product Flyer with Images
Corel Draw X6 New Product Flyer with Images

Set the Scale Factor for the Gray Bear to 65% and the Image of the 2 Bears to 120%.



Step 21: Basic Shapes Tool - Heart

Next we will add some Hearts to the Flyer.

On the Toolbox, select the Basic Shapes Tool.

Corel Draw X6 Basic Shapes Tool
Corel Draw X6 Basic
Shapes Tool

On the Tool Controls Bar you'll see what looks like a Parallelogram. Click on the Down Arrow on the right and select the Heart Icon from the menu that appears.

Corel Draw X6 Perfect Shapes Window
Corel Draw X6 Perfect Shapes Window

While holding down your Ctrl key, draw a Heart on the screen, this gives you a Proportional Image.

On the Tool Controls Bar set its Width and Height to 0.6". Create a Duplicate and move into place on the flyer. Adjust the dimensions of the 2nd Duplicate to Width and Height 0.4".

Create 3 Duplicates and move them into place on the flyer.

Corel Draw X6 New Product Flyer with Hearts
Corel Draw X6 New Product Flyer with Hearts

Adjust the dimensions of the 3rd Duplicate to Width and Height 0.2" and place on the flyer.

Place 4 Hearts on the Red Layer.

Corel Draw X6 Hearts with Color Applied
Corel Draw X6 Hearts with Color Applied

Set their Width and Height to 0.3".

Repeat the steps to apply Color, set the Hearts on the White Background to Solid Red and the Hearts on the Red Background to Solid White.

You can set each Heart's Color one by one, or hold down the Shift Key and select each Heart that you need to apply the change to.

You can also drag your Cursor over all the Hearts you wish to select at once, just be careful not to select any other shapes.

Then set the White Hearts.

Next we will apply Text to the Flyer, starting with the Gradient Filled Title.



Step 22: Free Fonts

For the New Product Flyer Title, Address and Product Name, the Font used is Not Mary Kate by Nick's Fonts, which was downloaded from FontSpace.com.

NotMaryKate Font
NotMaryKate Font

If you want to view more of Nick's Fonts check out his website at www.nicksfonts.com.

For the remaining text I used a Font called Gabrielle. It can be downloaded from FontFreak.com and is designed by Dieter Steffmann.

Gabrielle Font
Gabrielle Font

(Note 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 will have to restart the Corel Draw program after Font(s) installation.)



Step 23: Insert Text on a Path

Select the Text Tool from the Toolbox.
Corel Draw X6 Text Tool
Corel Draw X6 Text Tool


Notice that the cursor changes to an X with an A. Move the cursor over the edge of the Top Red Layer. The cursor changes to an Uppercase I and the word 'Edge'.

When you see this, it means that you are on the Edge of the Layer. Click there and start typing 'New Products'.

Corel Draw X6 Upside Down Text
Corel Draw X6 Upside Down Text

OK, so the Text appears Upside Down.

This can be easily remedied.