Join Scott Georgeson for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding rectangles to a business card, part of CorelDRAW Essential Training.
Well, we're remaining on our working Page 22, the Rectangle tool and we are going to start our project. So, we'll simply start by selecting the Rectangle Tool, click and drag. Don't worry about what size it is because we are manually going to size it. Make sure the Lock is turned off and we'll type in a value of 90 mm by 55 mm and hit Enter. So I actually type the value then Tab on my keyboard, Tab will automatically jump to the next dialog box, okay.
Now I would like for you to maybe change your units of measure to millimeters, if right now you're working in inches, change it back to millimeters so that we're working together. The same principles apply and you can apply them in your size at a later time, okay. Now what I will do is I'll zoom in here, make this a little easier to see. So we've got a size of 90x55, standard business card size generally the world over. I am going to create a duplicate Plus (+) on my keyboard or again Ctrl+C, copy to the Clipboard, Ctrl+V paste back down, okay.
Now I'm going to size the width of that to 1/3rd, so I'll make it 30 mm wide, so it's 1/3rd of 90 and that's it there. I am going to make that one of these purply blue colors, the one I'm choosing is C:40 and M:40, sort of a lilac purple type color. And I want to you to come to Snap to, something we haven't talked about and make sure all, everything is turned off except Snap to Objects. You may found by default Dynamic Guides is on, but just turn Snap to Objects on, this is very cool.
As you hover your mouse over the edge of an object, you would have to see there, but it actually says edge. In fact, let me remove that color for a second. As I hover see how it says edge, then I get to the middle and it says midpoint. Well, if I click my mouse on the midpoint and drag around, I can lock that edge to the edge of the other object, keep dragging up and when it comes to the midpoint snap. Can you see it? I'll do it again over this side for you. Hover in the midpoint, got there, keep coming down in a second midpoint, snap. So it's a perfect locking together of shapes, okay.
And again, I'll go back to that purple color. Select everything and right-click your mouse, that's a right-click on your mouse and that will change the Outline color. So left-click is always your Fill Color, and right-click is your Outline Color, okay. We are going to draw another rectangle now, finger on Ctrl this time, make sure we draw perfect square. And we're going to size this to a value of 17 millimeters, 17, and if I had the Lock on which I'll turn on now, I'll do it again for you though, Ctrl+Z.
If I had the lock on first, when I type in 17, because it already is a perfect square, hit Enter, see how it becomes 17 and 17. Now again, with my Pick Tool hover in the corner and then snap to the edge and then come up to the midpoint, click at midpoint, Plus (+) on the keyboard, create another duplicate or again the other method. And I am going to make this one 13 millimeters, so 13, hit Enter. Click in that corner there and snap down to there, cool.
In fact, you know what before I do that, what we might do is round this corner first I think, so I'll select this rectangle and make sure the Lock is off and I'll type in a value of 7, I think it will work. Yeah, that was good. Now let's create a duplicate, Plus (+) and we'll make the duplicate 13. That way I don't have to do the rounded corner for this one. Click in the corner, snap down into the other corner and there you go, that easy. Now all I am going to do is select both of those together so I Click+Drag, draw marquee around them.
Plus(+) on my keyboard and another duplicate and I am going to flip it over diagonally. So finger on Ctrl, must remember that finger on Ctrl, top corner drag, once I get pass the center point it will flip. See like that, flip. Now all we have to do is, I'll just zoom back out F4, make sure I get my colors right. Select red, select the bottom one, select yellow and then select the inside one, make sure you click on the edge because it got nice fill color, make that one yellow and then click on there and make that one red.
That was actually pretty easy to do, but there were a number of steps, so if you have to make some notes, please watch it again and that's step one. Now before you move on to the next lesson, it's very important when you finished select your card and Ctrl+C copy it to the clipboard, okay. So Edit and Copy, Copy to the clipboard. And then when we go to our next lesson, Ctrl+C I am going to go to my next page we need to paste that down, Ctrl+V, so that we have got our card and we can continue on with the project, okay, so copy from Page 22 to Page 23.
When you are finished, make sure you save and that way, come back here, even if you don't copy it straight away, so long as you save this file now, the next time you open up you'll have the work that you've done to date. Okay, see you in the next lesson.
This course was created by Scott Georgeson. We're honored to host his tutorials in the lynda.com library.
- Understanding vector and bitmap images
- Working with multipage projects
- Using independent per-page layers and guides
- Drawing and editing shapes, lines, curves, and tables
- Creating and using symbols
- Working with text
- Designing a business card
- Shaping, filling, blending, and extruding objects
- Importing and exporting other file types
- Customizing the workspace, menus, toolbars, and palettes