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Step 08: Apply Gradient Fill

Holding down your Shift Key, select the Top 4 Custom Shapes.

Corel Draw X8 Interactive Fill Tool
Corel Draw X8 Interactive Fill Tool
Next, select the Interactive Fill Tool from the Toolbox.

Corel Draw X8 Fountain Fill Icon
Corel Draw X8 Fountain Fill Icon
From the Property Bar select the Fountain Fill Icon.

More options appear on the Property Bar and a Gradient is applied to the Shapes.

Corel Draw X8 Default Gradient
Corel Draw X8 Default Gradient

Corel Draw X8 Color Palette Selected Color
Corel Draw X8 Color Palette Selected Color
To the Right Side of the screen is the Color Palette. Click on the Green to apply a Green Fill to the Shapes.

Corel Draw X8 Regular Fountain Fill Icon
Corel Draw X8 Regular Fountain Fill Icon
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.

Corel Draw X8 Gree Gradient
Corel Draw X8 Green Gradient

Move to the Bottom 4 Shapes and apply a Red Gradient.

Corel Draw X8 Green Red Gradient
Corel Draw X8 Green 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.

Corel Draw X8 No Color
Corel Draw X8 No Color
Right click to set the Outline Color of these Shapes.

Corel Draw X8 Gradient Fill No Outline
Corel Draw X8 Gradient Fill No Outline


Step 09: Insert Ellipse

Insert an Ellipse by selecting the Ellipse Tool from the Toolbox.
Corel Draw X8 Ellipse Tool
Corel Draw X8 Ellipse Tool
Drag and draw on the screen while holding the Ctrl Key to get a perfectly proportional Image. Set both its Height and Width to 4.8 Inches.

Corel Draw X8 Inserted Ellipse
Corel Draw X8 Inserted Ellipse

Make sure that your Shape Fill is White. Set the Ellipse Outline Color to Yellow, again by right clicking over it.

Corel Draw X8 Yellow Outline
Corel Draw X8 Yellow Outline

Corel Draw X8 Outline Width
Corel Draw X8 Outline Width
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.

Corel Draw X8 Gradient Background With Shape
Corel Draw X8 Gradient Background With Shape



Step 10: Insert Spiral

Corel Draw X8 Polygon Tool
Corel Draw X8 Polygon Tool
To Insert a Spiral, you need to click and hold your cursor over the Polygon Tool on the Toolbox.

Corel Draw X8 Polygon Tool Spiral
Corel Draw X8 Polygon Tool Spiral
This opens a drop down menu with options for different Shapes. Select Spiral.

Corel Draw X8 Spiral Revolutions
Corel Draw X8 Spiral Revolutions
On the Property Bar set Spiral Revolution to 3.

Corel Draw X8 Inserted Spiral
Corel Draw X8 Inserted Spiral
While holding down your Ctrl button, drag and draw the Spiral on the Flyer.


Step 11: Create Glow - Gaussian Blur

Corel Draw X8 Green Spiral
Corel Draw X8 Green Spiral
First, set the Outline Color of the Spiral to Green.

Corel Draw X8 Duplicated Spiral
Corel Draw X8 Duplicated Spiral
Next Duplicate this Spiral.

Selecting the Duplicate, go up to the Bitmaps Menu and select Convert to Bitmap.

Corel Draw X8 Convert to Bitmap
Corel Draw X8 Convert to Bitmap

A Convert to Bitmap Window appears. Leave as is and click OK.

Corel Draw X8 Convert to Bitmap Window
Corel Draw X8 Convert to Bitmap Window

The Spiral converted to Bitmap is more Pixelated than the Original Spiral.

Corel Draw X8 Spiral Converted to Bitmap
Corel Draw X8 Spiral Converted to Bitmap

Return to the Bitmap Menu, this time selecting Blur > Gaussian Blur.

Corel Draw X8 Bitmaps Gaussian Blur
Corel Draw X8 Bitmaps Gaussian Blur

This opens the Gaussian Blur Window. Set the Radius to 7.0 Pixels and click OK.

Corel Draw X8 Gaussian Blur Window
Corel Draw X8 Gaussian Blur Window

See the changes made to the Duplicated Spiral.

Corel Draw X8 Spiral Gaussian Blur
Corel Draw X8 Spiral Gaussian Blur

Move the Blurred Spiral behind the Original Spiral. Now it appears that the Spiral has a Glow.

Corel Draw X8 Glowing Spiral
Corel Draw X8 Glowing Spiral

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.

Corel Draw X8 Group Objects
Corel Draw X8 Group Objects

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.

Corel Draw X8 Mirror Horizontally & Vertically Icons
Corel Draw X8 Mirror Horizontally & Vertically Icons
You can Flip the Spirals by using the Mirror Vertically and Mirror Horizontally Icons on the Property Bar, and you may also Free Rotate.

Corel Draw X8 Spiral Christmas Tree
Corel Draw X8 Spiral Christmas Tree

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.

Corel Draw X8 Christmas Tree with Lights
Corel Draw X8 Christmas Tree with Lights



Step 12: Insert Star

Next we need to add a Star to the top of the Christmas Tree. On the Toolbox, while pressing down your mouse button, hold the cursor over the Polygon Tool for a second to open another pop up menu. Select Star.
Corel Draw X8 Polygon Tool Star
Corel Draw X8 Polygon Tool Star

Corel Draw X8 Star
Corel Draw X8 Star
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.

Corel Draw X8 Star on Christmas Tree
Corel Draw X8 Star on Christmas 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.

Corel Draw X8 Christmas Tree with Star
Corel Draw X8 Christmas Tree with Star

Go to the Object Menu and select Order > Behind.

Corel Draw X8 Object Order Behind
Corel Draw X8 Object Order Behind

Then click the Object, in this case the Original Star, to see the change.

Corel Draw X8 Christmas Tree Duplicated Star
Corel Draw X8 Christmas Tree Duplicated Star

Now that the Christmas Tree is complete, we can add some Christmas Presents.



Step 13: Free Vector Clip Art

The Free Public Domain Vector Clip Art in this Christmas Toy Drive Flyer were downloaded from Clker.
Secretlondon Green Present
Green Present
Secretlondon Purple Present
Purple Present
Red Present
Red Present
Blue Gift
Blue Present
Snowflake
Snowflake

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.