This opens the Import Window.
Browse to where you have saved the Images, select one and click Import.
Notice that you see information about the Image, its Name, Height and Width, next to your Cursor.
Drop the Image on the Page.
Using any one of the Corner Resizing Handles, while holding down your Shift Key, drag inward to make the Image smaller. Repeat for the other Images, placing gifts in the way that you choose. You can also make a couple Duplicates if you'd like.
We won't touch the Snowflake just yet, since we need to add the Title first, thus sticking with the 10 Basic Flyer Design Principles. Adding the Title will make it easier to see where to add each Snowflake.
The "Christmas Toy Drive" Font is called Junebug. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Pizza Dude.
The "Nov 1st" Font is called JungleFever. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Nick's Fonts.
The "Other" Font is called Days. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Alexander Kalachev.
To successfully complete this Christmas Toy Drive Flyer Tutorial, you will have to download the Free Font.
For more information on Fonts you can view the following FlyerTutor Blog Posts:
Where Can You Download Free Fonts?
Unzip Files & Install Fonts on Windows Vista.
On the Property Bar, select the Arrow on the right side of the Font List Box to reveal the list of available Fonts.
Scroll down and select the JuneBug Font.
Next to the Font List Box is the Font Size Box. Type in 65 and hit your Enter Key. Place the Text in the desired place on the Flyer.
Select the First Letter and change its Fill Color to Red. Next select the Remaining Letters and set their Fill Color to White.
Of course it will be hard to make out this Text because of the White in the Flyer Background. We'll fix this in the next step.
On the Property Bar, select the Down Arrow on the right side of the Presets. From the Presets List, select Flat Bottom Right.
You will notice a handy preview when selecting your Shadow Preset.
The Shadow appears to be very far from the Text and also quite faded.
To correct this, set Drop Shadow Opacity to 100.
Then set Shadow Feathering to 5.
Finally, change Drop Shadow Offset to 0.03 for the Top Value and -0.03 for the Bottom Value.
Here is the change to the Drop Shadow and notice that the Text really stands out now.
Drag your cursor over the Letter C to select it. Right click and select Text Properties from the pop up Menu.
This opens the Text Properties Dialog on the Right. Go to Outline Width and change from None to 3pt.
To the right of Outline Width is Outline Color. Select the Down Arrow to open a Color Menu.
Here you will see options for CMYK Values. Set all to 0 to get the Color White and hit your Enter Key.
Next add the words Toy Drive, setting the Font to JungleFever, Font Size 75. Set the Fill to Red for one word and Green for the other.
Add a White Outline to each word, with a Weight of 3pt. Add the same Shadow to both words, but make Feathering 3.
In the Paragraph Section, set Spacing to 80%.
With the Text still selected, in the Paragraph Section select the Align Right Icon.
Now we can add the remaining Text to the Flyer before having some fun with the Snowflakes.
For the "Toys" Text, set the Font to Days with Font Size 26. Center this Text under the Date Text.
The last set of Text uses the Days Font with Font Sizes 18 and 20. Some of the Text is Centered.
Now for the final touches.
Since this Image is in SVG Format we can change its Color, among other things, without much trouble.
Simply select the Color White and the Image Color is changed. Resize and place on one of the Green Custom Shapes.
This White Snowflake is easily seen on the Colored Background.
Now create a few Duplicates and place in different places on the Green Shapes and a couple Yellow Shapes. You should also vary the Size of the Duplicates to create a nice contrast.
At the bottom Red Area of the Flyer, add some White Ovals of varying sizes to also represent Snow.
On the Standard Bar, click the Save Icon.
This opens the Save Drawing Window. Browse to where you wish to save your file, give it a Name, and then click Save. I do hope that you have been able to learn something valuable from this Corel Draw X8 Tutorial.
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