Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 14: Import Image

To start Importing Images, go to File > Import.
Corel Draw X8 File Import
Corel Draw X8 File Import

This opens the Import Window.

Corel Draw X8 Import Window
Corel Draw X8 Import Window
Browse to where you have saved the Images, select one and click Import.

Corel Draw X8 Image Name
Corel Draw X8 Image Name
Notice that you see information about the Image, its Name, Height and Width, next to your Cursor.

Corel Draw X8 Inserted Image
Corel Draw X8 Inserted Image
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.

Corel Draw X8 Christmas Tree with Gifts
Corel Draw X8 Christmas Tree with Gifts

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.



Step 15: Free Fonts

3 Fonts were used for the Christmas Toy Drive Flyer.

The "Christmas Toy Drive" Font is called Junebug. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Pizza Dude.

Junebug Font
Junebug Font

The "Nov 1st" Font is called JungleFever. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Nick's Fonts.

JungleFever Font
JungleFever Font

The "Other" Font is called Days. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Alexander Kalachev.

Days Font
Days Font

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.



Step 16: Insert Text

Select the Text Tool from the Toolbox.
Corel Draw X8 Text Tool
Corel Draw X8 Text Tool
Click on any White Area on the Page and start typing part of the Flyer Title, "Christmas".

On the Property Bar, select the Arrow on the right side of the Font List Box to reveal the list of available Fonts.

Corel Draw X8 Font List Selected Font
Corel Draw X8 Font List Selected Font

Scroll down and select the JuneBug Font.

Corel Draw X8 JuneBug Font Applied
Corel Draw X8 JuneBug Font Applied

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.

Corel Draw X8 Formatted Text
Corel Draw X8 Formatted Text

Select the First Letter and change its Fill Color to Red. Next select the Remaining Letters and set their Fill Color to White.

Corel Draw X8 Text Color
Corel Draw X8 Text Color

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.



Step 17: Add Drop Shadow

Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Tool
Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Tool
Adding a Visual Effect like a Drop Shadow will make the Text pop. Using the Pick Tool, select the Font, then select the Drop Shadow Tool from the Toolbox.

On the Property Bar, select the Down Arrow on the right side of the Presets. From the Presets List, select Flat Bottom Right.

Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Presets Flat Bottom Right
Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Presets Flat Bottom Right

You will notice a handy preview when selecting your Shadow Preset.

Corel Draw X8 Added Drop Shadow
Corel Draw X8 Added Drop Shadow

The Shadow appears to be very far from the Text and also quite faded.

Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Opacity
Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Opacity
To correct this, set Drop Shadow Opacity to 100.

Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Feathering
Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Feathering
Then set Shadow Feathering to 5.

Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Offset
Corel Draw X8 Drop Shadow Offset
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.

Corel Draw X8 Text with Drop Shadow
Corel Draw X8 Text with Drop Shadow

Drag your cursor over the Letter C to select it. Right click and select Text Properties from the pop up Menu.

Corel Draw X8 Text Menu
Corel Draw X8 Text Menu

This opens the Text Properties Dialog on the Right. Go to Outline Width and change from None to 3pt.

Corel Draw X8 Text Properties Dialog
Corel Draw X8 Text Properties Dialog

To the right of Outline Width is Outline Color. Select the Down Arrow to open a Color Menu.

Corel Draw X8 Color Options
Corel Draw X8 Color Options

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.

Corel Draw X8 Colored Text
Corel Draw X8 Colored Text

Add a White Outline to each word, with a Weight of 3pt. Add the same Shadow to both words, but make Feathering 3.

Corel Draw X8 Colored Text Drop Shadow
Corel Draw X8 Colored Text Drop Shadow



Step 18: Line Spacing & Alignment

The Text Properties Dialog should still be open.
Corel Draw X8 Line Spacing
Corel Draw X8 Line Spacing

In the Paragraph Section, set Spacing to 80%.

Corel Draw X8 Text with Line Spacing
Corel Draw X8 Text with Line Spacing

Corel Draw X8 Align Right Icon
Corel Draw X8 Align Right Icon
With the Text still selected, in the Paragraph Section select the Align Right Icon.

Corel Draw X8 Christmas Toy Drive Flyer with Title
Corel Draw X8 Christmas Toy Drive Flyer with Title

Now we can add the remaining Text to the Flyer before having some fun with the Snowflakes.



Step 19: Add Remaining Text

The "Date" Text is set to Size 48 and again the Font is JungleFever. Set the Fill and Outline Colors and give the Text a Drop Shadow for visual effect.

Corel Draw X8 New Formatted Text
Corel Draw X8 New Formatted Text

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.

Corel Draw X8 Christmas Toy Drive Flyer with Text
Corel Draw X8 Christmas Toy Drive Flyer with Text

Now for the final touches.



Step 20: Insert SVG File

Go ahead and Import the last Image needed for the Christmas Toy Drive Flyer, the Snowflake in SVG Format.

Once imported, you will notice that the Snowflake is Blue.

Corel Draw X8 Blue Snowflake
Corel Draw X8 Blue Snowflake

Since this Image is in SVG Format we can change its Color, among other things, without much trouble.

Corel Draw X8 White Snowflake
Corel Draw X8 White Snowflake
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.

Corel Draw X8 Added Snowflakes
Corel Draw X8 Added Snowflakes

At the bottom Red Area of the Flyer, add some White Ovals of varying sizes to also represent Snow.

Corel Draw X8 Snow
Corel Draw X8 Snow


Step 21: Save File

There you have it. We have created a complicated Christmas Toy Drive Flyer using Corel Draw X8.

All that's left to do is Save the File.

Corel Draw X8 Save Icon
Corel Draw X8 Save Icon
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.

Corel Draw X8 Save Drawing Window
Corel Draw X8 Save Drawing Window
I do hope that you have been able to learn something valuable from this Corel Draw X8 Tutorial.

Corel Draw X8 Christmas Toy Drive Flyer 3
Corel Draw X8 Christmas Toy Drive Flyer 3

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