Next, select the Interactive Fill Tool from the Toolbox.
From the Property Bar select the Fountain Fill Icon.
More options appear on the Property Bar and a Gradient is applied to the Shapes.
To the Right Side of the screen is the Color Palette. Click on the Green to apply a Green Fill to the Shapes.
Next select the Regular Fountain Fill Icon.
Move your cursor over the Blue Arrow and drag downward so that the White part of the Gradient moves closer to the Center of the Page. Repeat for the other 3.
Move to the Bottom 4 Shapes and apply a Red Gradient.
Repeat steps to apply a Yellow Gradient as well. Select all Shapes, and from the Document Palette located at the bottom of the screen, mover your cursor over the No Color Box. Right click to set the Outline Color of these Shapes.
Make sure that your Shape Fill is White. Set the Ellipse Outline Color to Yellow, again by right clicking over it.
On the Property Bar, click the down arrow on the right side of the Outline Width. This opens a drop down menu from which you will select 4.0 pt.
Now the Shape stands out better.
This opens a drop down menu with options for different Shapes. Select Spiral.
On the Property Bar set Spiral Revolution to 3.
While holding down your Ctrl button, drag and draw the Spiral on the Flyer.
Next Duplicate this Spiral.
Selecting the Duplicate, go up to the Bitmaps Menu and select Convert to Bitmap.
A Convert to Bitmap Window appears. Leave as is and click OK.
The Spiral converted to Bitmap is more Pixelated than the Original Spiral.
Return to the Bitmap Menu, this time selecting Blur > Gaussian Blur.
This opens the Gaussian Blur Window. Set the Radius to 7.0 Pixels and click OK.
See the changes made to the Duplicated Spiral.
Move the Blurred Spiral behind the Original Spiral. Now it appears that the Spiral has a Glow.
While holding down your mouse button, drag over both Spirals to select them.
You can right click over the selected Images and select Group Objects from the menu that appears, or you can hit your Ctrl and G Keys together.
Once they are grouped you will be able to move them together.
Next create some Duplicates of your now Glowing Spiral and then start lining them up to form a Christmas Tree. Be sure to change it up a bit, so that they all don't face the same direction.
You can Flip the Spirals by using the Mirror Vertically and Mirror Horizontally Icons on the Property Bar, and you may also Free Rotate.
Using the Ellipse Tool, draw a small Circle. Make its Fill Yellow and its Outline White. Place it on the Christmas Tree. Create a few more Duplicates and use to decorate the Tree.
To keep a proportional Image, hold down your Ctrl Key while drawing the Star.
Set the Star's Height and Width to 0.5 Inches. Place it on top of the Tree.
Set its Fill Color to Yellow, and its Outline to White. Set Outline Width to 2.0pt. Create a Duplicate of this Star. Set its Size to 0.75 each. Then place this Star below the smaller size with the Larger Star selected.
Go to the Object Menu and select Order > Behind.
Then click the Object, in this case the Original Star, to see the change.
Now that the Christmas Tree is complete, we can add some Christmas Presents.
Feel free to download and use these 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.
Once the Images have been downloaded, you will need to place them into the Flyer. I recomment that you download the SVG Format of these file. This ensures that if an Image is made bigger or smaller, Image Quality will not be affected.
You will also be able to Edit the Image by changing its Color and Shape, and more if you desire. And we will definitely be needing SVG Files for this Christmas Toy Drive Flyer.