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Corel Draw X7 Mother's Day Flyer 3 Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Mother's Day Flyer 3 using the Professional Graphic Design Application - Corel Draw X7.

Corel Draw X7 Mother's Day Flyer 3
Corel Draw X7 Mother's Day Flyer 3

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Steps


01: Document Setup
02: Create Rectangle
03: Set Object Size
04: Custom Colors (Fill & Outline)
05: Outline Width
06: Transparency
07: Royalty Free Clip Art
08: Import Image
09: Duplicate Image
10: Free Fonts
11: Insert Text
12: Format Text
13: Save File

Step 01: Document Setup

Upon opening Corel Draw X7, you will see a Get Started Welcome Screen on the left side of the window.
Corel Draw X7 Get Started
Corel Draw X7 Get Started

Select New Document. The Create a New Document Window appears. Once you are certain that Size is set to Letter, click OK.

Corel Draw X7 New Document Window
Corel Draw X7 New Document Window

Your Blank Document will be created.

Corel Draw X7 Blank Document
Corel Draw X7 Blank Document


Step 02: Create Rectangle

Corel Draw X7 Toolbox Rectangle Tool
Corel Draw X7 Toolbox Rectangle Tool
From the Toolbox located on the left side of the window, select the Rectangle Tool.

Holding down your mouse button, drag and release.

Notice the 8 Black Handles around the Shape.
Corel Draw X7 Rectangle
Corel Draw X7 Rectangle


The 4 Handles in each corner are for Scaling the Shape. The 4 Remaining Handles are for Stretching the Shape.


Step 03: Set Object Size

You'll notice that the Property Bar: Rectangle becomes visible when the Rectangle Tool and or Shape is selected.
Corel Draw X7 Property Bar Rectangle
Corel Draw X7 Property Bar Rectangle

Corel Draw X7 Object Size
Corel Draw X7 Object Size
Set Object Size to Width 1.45 Inches and Height to 11 Inches. Hit your Enter Key to see the change made.

Drag the Resized Rectangle to the right side of the Page.

Corel Draw X7 Resized Rectangle
Corel Draw X7 Resized Rectangle

Create 2 more Rectangles, setting their Size to Width 1.18 Inches and Height to 11 Inches. Make certain to leave a little space between Rectangles.

Corel Draw X7 Rectangles
Corel Draw X7 Rectangles



Step 04: Custom Colors (Fill & Outline)

Corel Draw X7 Color Palette
Corel Draw X7 Color Palette
Now let's add some Color to these Shapes. The Color Palette is located to the right of the screen.

But we want to add our own Custom Colors. Go to the Window Menu and select Color Palettes > Palette Editor.

Corel Draw X7 Window Menu Color Palettes Palette Editor
Corel Draw X7 Window Menu Color Palettes Palette Editor

This opens the Palette Editor Window. Make sure to choose Document Palette from the List.

Corel Draw X7 Palette Editor Window
Corel Draw X7 Palette Editor Window

Select Add Color. This opens a Select Color Window. CMYK Values should be visible. Set C to 38, M to 100, Y to 33 and K to 14.

Corel Draw X7 Select Color Window
Corel Draw X7 Select Color Window

Select Add to Palette at the bottom of this window.

Corel Draw X7 2nd Custom Color
Corel Draw X7 2nd Custom Color
Next add a second set of values to create a 2nd Custom Color. Set C to 13, M to 52, Y to 2 and K to 0. Click Add to Palette.

Corel Draw X7 3rd Custom Color
Corel Draw X7 3rd Custom Color
For the 3rd Custom Color set C to 4, M to 19, Y to 0 and K to 0.

Select Add to Palette. Then click OK to close the Select Color Window.

Corel Draw X7 Document Palette Colors
Corel Draw X7 Document Palette Colors
3 New Colors will become visible in the Palette Editor Window.

Corel Draw X7 Document Palette
Corel Draw X7 Document Palette
Click OK to close this window and add these New Custom Colors to the Document Palette at the bottom of the window.

Now select the Rectangle on the right. Move your cursor over the Dark Purple and select to Fill the Rectangle. The Rectangle is now filled with our 1st Custom Color.

Corel Draw X7 Custom Filled Rectangle
Corel Draw X7 Custom Filled Rectangle

Apply the other 2 Colors to the other Rectangle.

Corel Draw X7 Custom Filled Rectangles
Corel Draw X7 Custom Filled Rectangles

To set the Outline of each Rectangle, select a Rectangle and move your cursor over its Fill Color. Then right click and its Outline will assume that Color as well. Repeat for the other 2 Rectangles.

Corel Draw X7 Custom Colored Rectangles
Corel Draw X7 Custom Colored Rectangles



Step 05: Outline Width

Draw another Rectangle. Set its Width to 8.5 Inches and its Height to 11 Inches. Line it up so that it completely covers the Flyer.

Set the Outline to White from the Color Palette to the right.

Corel Draw X7 Outline Width
Corel Draw X7 Outline Width
On the Property Bar: Rectangle, set the Outline Width to 25 pt.

The Thick Outline covers all the borders of the page.

Corel Draw X7 White Outline Width
Corel Draw X7 White Outline Width


Step 06: Transparency

Select the Transparency Tool from the Toolbox.
Corel Draw X7 Transparency Tool
Corel Draw X7 Transparency Tool

The Property Bar: Transparency becomes active.

Corel Draw X7 Property Bar Transparency
Corel Draw X7 Property Bar Transparency

Select the 2nd Icon - Uniform Transparency. Now you will be able to see through the White Outline to the Colors below.

Corel Draw X7 Transparent Outline
Corel Draw X7 Transparent Outline

Adjust the Size of this Rectangle to Width 8.25 Inches and Height to 10.7 Inches. Realign the Rectangle so that it lines up with the Page Borders.