How to Design Flyer in CorelDraw

How to design flyer in CorelDraw

Have you been searching for ways on how to design a flyer? Whether you are a CorelDraw beginner or advanced user, this flyer design tutorial will really give you an idea of how flyers are designed in CorelDraw. Of course, flyer designs come in various layouts, formats etc, which starts with the shapes, sizes, colours and the images generally. I strongly recommend checking my other post on business flyers ideas for quick tips on how flyers should be designed for the best result.

We do not recommend designing serious graphics with any Word processing application but for the sake of newbies, we have put in place a short tutorial on how to make a flyer in Microsoft Word; you might want to check it later. Now, To begin designing your flyer in CorelDraw, You need to meet the following requirements.

Flyer Design Tutorial – Requirements

  1. Computer: You will need either a laptop or a desktop computer
  2. Mouse: (recommended for beginners if using a laptop).
  3. CorelDraw software: You’ll need any of these versions of CorelDraw (Coreldraw 12, CorelDraw x3 or 13, X6, X7 X8 and higher). In this tutorial, I’ll be using CorelDraw x3 for demonstration. Other versions can also solve the same problem. Wondering where to buy the software? You can grab a copy from any software shop around you or at least get a Trial version from the CorelDraw website here. If everything has been put in place, let’s get started.

Tutorial: How to create a flyer in CorelDraw x3, x4 x7 and above

Before we begin this tutorial properly, I would like you to study the sketch (diagram) below.

the layouts for the flyer

I drew four (4) separate boxes for different content in the diagram above.

The first box (Box 1), is going to contain all the objects which include all the other shapes and image for the flyer.

The second box (Box 2) at the top of the major container, should contain the contact information (Address, Website, Email and phone number) of the flyer design.

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Now guess what the third rectangular box (Box 3) is going to be used for? This will just have some contents for the reader to better understand the message the flyer is conveying. You can also add some call-to-action words there as well. The last box, which is labelled (Box 4) is simply for other contents like the company slogan. Unlike me, you may choose to add some social media handles there.

How to Create A Flyer Design – step by step

  1. Setting the size: On the page property bar, choose “A5” from the list of sizes.flyer design tutorial in coreldraw
  2. With your pick tool, double-click the rectangular tool to automatically insert the shape to your drawing page.
  3. Use your rectangular tool to draw a box across the main box (See Image below). Now, adjust the shape until the sides fit into the first shape. Give the shape a black colour. To do this, click the shape, click the black colour from your swatch which can be found at the right-hand side of the screen.
  4. Use your Text tool to type the contact information and arrange them the way they are arranged below. Give the text a white colour or any colour of your choice.

flyer design tutorial for beginners


  • Importing your Image

At this point of your flyer design, we’ll need the image you intend to use for this flyer and some Call to Action words. To import your image, press Ctrl + I on your keyboard or click “File” from your menu bar click on “Import” to open the Import dialogue box. Use the dialogue box to locate and select the image you want to use and click Import button then press Enter on your keyboard to drop the image.

It is time to Power-clip your image into the major box. Power-clipping simply means putting an object into a shape. Power-clipping images are simple, You may want to check this post (How to design ID card) for ideas on how to Powerclip.

  1. Click the image then Effects on the Menu bar.
  2. Click PowerClip and choose Place inside Container
  3. Use the Thick Arrow to point and click on the main box to power clip.
  4. If you’re not comfortable with how it appears, adjust the image by right-clicking the main shape and click Edit content (CorelDraw X3). But if you’re using Corel Draw X4, click Edit power clip.
  5. Adjust the image to your taste and right click anywhere outside the box and choose finish editing content from the list of option.

Related: How To Create A Flyer Using Microsoft Word Document

Note: The video above isn’t mine but it will help you.

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Use the text tool to type (LET’S GROW) and also type (YOUR BUSINESS WITH YOU ONLINE) separately. Give them separate colour, different sizes and arrange them as the one below.flyer design tutorial in coreldraw

  1. Draw a Circle with your Ellipse tool and give it a cyan colour then type your desired discount and also give it a white colour and arrange them as seen in the finished jobs.
  2. Use the text tool and type the content you wish to place on the yellow box. You may use any colour of your choice and arrange it as shown.
  3. Type your company’s slogan or add something else to the final shape in the footer. In my own case, I decided to use my social media accounts.

Congratulations! Your final result should look like this:

flyer design tutorial and templateShould you need the raw file of flyer design tutorial, you may request for it in the comment box below.

Don’t forget to check these out:

10 Business Flyers Design Ideas And Free Tips
Flyer Advertising: The Benefits And Disadvantages

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