Welcome to CorelDRAW 10, a co mprehensive ve ctor-based drawing program that lets yo u to create professional graphics.

In this tutorial, you w ill create a lette rhead for The Co ffee Shop. This is what the letterhead will look like:

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A letterhead can give written communication a professional look and feel, or give personal correspondence added flair. Typically, a business letterhead includes the company logo and contact information, such as the address, the phone number, the email address and the Web site address. 1

The sa mple file th at yo u w ill use to crea te the lette rhead is saved as a Co relDRA W form at (. Page setup.CorelDRAW 10 includes many powerful creative tools that can help you create a letterhead. Enable the Po rtrait option.cdr) file. or sub stitute with your own graphics. What you will learn Du ring th is tutorial. you can produce a w ide variety of designs and creative graphics. Click File menu New. you will need to dow nloa d the sa mple file u sed in this tu torial. choose to save the imag e to your working folder on your hard disk. Click the link found on the first page of the online tutorial to download the sample file. 3. 4. 5. When prompted. Choose Letter from the Pap er list box. Click Lay out menu Display Size options from the directory . you w ill learn h ow to ! ! ! ! ! import images from another file draw lines and shapes apply pre-set effects add co lor to o bjects create Artistic Text Before you start Before you start. 2. By experimenting with these tools. Set up a letterhead The first step toward the creation of The Coffee Shop letterhead is to create a new blank docum ent that is the size of a stand ard N orth A me rican letter. To set the paper size 1. 2 .

Click the Re ctangle tool . and click the Import button. Creating the thick strip The letterhead has tw o stripe s across the bottom . These stripes help give visual balance to the letterhead. 5. Navigate to your working folder (the folder where you saved the files at the beginning of the tutorial). The thin rectangle is approximately half the height of the thick rectangle.25 in in the Object position "x" box on the pro perty b ar." you can use the logo you created during that tutorial instead of the file indicated below. 4.cdr. Type 8 in in the Object size width box on the pro perty b ar. Type 4. 6.Importing a Logo The next step toward the creation of the letterhead is to import The Coffee Shop logo. Click the filename coffee_logo. 3. one thick a nd one thin. Position the Import placement start cursor near the top left corner of the drawing page.CorelDRAW. Use the Pick tool to select the rectangle. Type 0. To import The Coffee Shop Logo 1. then click to place The Coffee Shop logo. 5. Type 0. Drag to crea te a rectangle that extends across the w idth of th e letterhead and is approximately one quarter (1/4) of an inch in he ight. You will create the stripes by creating two colored rectangular objects about the same width as the letterhead and move them to the bottom of the page. Click File menu Import. 4. choose CDR . If you completed the tutorial "Create a Logo. 3 .28 in in the Object size height box on the prope rty bar and press ENTER. 1. 7. 2. 3. 2. From the Files of type list box.35 in in the Object position "y" box on the prope rty bar and press ENTER.

7. you can use the Eyedropper tool to adjust the color component values in the Color Docker window automatically. and click on the Eyedrop per too l on the pro perty b ar. Click once o n the outline of the rectan gle. . 5.Coloring the thick stripe Color may be added to an object using one of several methods. Drag to crea te a rectangle that extends across the w idth of th e letterhead and is approximately one eighth (1/8) of an inch in h eigh t. Open the Eyedrop per too l flyout and click on the Paintbu cke t tool . Click once o n the inside o f the rectangle. Position the tool over the edge of the rectangle. Creating the thin stripe 1. click Window menu Select the rectangle using the Pick tool. Use the Pick tool to select the rectangle. 1. the square beneath the the paint bu cket image of the tool will change to a solid color. Click once on the dark green section at the top of The Coffee Shop logo. 2. If you want to use the color from an existing object. To open the Color Docker w indow. 4. 4 3. 6. Position the tool over the fill area of the rectangle. 2. the square beneath the paint bucket image of the tool will cha nge to a sq uare w ithin a squ are. Click the Rectangle tool. Open the Eyedrop per too l flyout Click on the Eyedropper 1 x 1 button Dockers Color. 3. . You will use the Eyedropper tool to duplicate a color from The Coffee Shop logo.

Use the Pick tool to select the rectangle. 13. Open the Eye drop per flyout and click on the Paintbu cke t tool. 3. Grouping the reshaped spirals lets you cha nge them as a single un it. You w ill stylize these spirals to create curls of steam similar to those found coming from the cup on The Coffee Shop logo.25 in in the Object position "x" box on the pro perty b ar.55 in in the Object position "y" box on the prope rty bar and press ENTER.14 in in the Object size height box on the prope rty bar and press ENTER. 10. 4. 5 . 2. Use the Pick tool to select the thin rectangle. Open the Eye drop per flyout and click on the Eye drop per tool. 5. Type 0. Type 0.4. 11. Coloring the thin stripe 1. 6. 5. Type 0. Type 8 in in the Object size width box on the pro perty b ar. Creating spirals You will create spirals and add them to the rectangles at the bottom of the lette rhead.25 in in the Object position "x" box on the pro perty b ar. 7. Drag to crea te a rectangle that extends across the w idth of th e letterhead and is approximately one eighth (1/8) of an inch in h eigh t. Type 4. Type 4. Type 8 in in the Object size width box on the pro perty b ar. 9.14 in in the Object size height box on the prope rty bar and press ENTER. 8. 12. Click on the large orange section of the coffee cup in The Coffee Shop logo. Click on the fill area of the thin rectangle.55 in in the Object position "y" box on the prope rty bar and press ENTER. 6. Click on the outline of the thin rectangle. Type 0.

2. then. opening in both directions. 3. 3. on the property 4. Drag diagonally in the document window until the spiral is about one half (1/2) of an inch in d iameter. dragging diagonally to both the left and right. 4. In the Spiral revolutions box on the property bar. Positioning the spirals You can group multiple objects to enact sweeping changes to portions of your work. 6 . Click the node at the open end of the sp iral and drag this segment of the Bezier line to a new position so that it fo rms a "tail" for the spiral. Click the Symmetrical spirals button bar. 5. Select one of the spirals using the Shape tool. and click the 2. you will position the spirals relative to each o ther. Click and drag the control point to adjust the curve of individual segments of the Bezier line. Click and dra g the control p oint to a djust the curve of the tail. until you have seven spirals of varying sizes. Manipulating the shape of the spirals You can manipulate the shape of the spiral by using the Shape tool to re-position nodes and adjust con trol po ints. First. 6. 1. Open the Object flyout . type 2. Click a node and drag the line to a new p osition that is asym metrical.1. Open the Sh ape tool flyout Shape tool . Repeat the above procedure. and click the Spiral tool. M anipulate as many or a s few nodes an d co ntrol points of th e sp iral as you wa nt. 5. yo u w ill group them . A number of nodes will appear along the length of the spiral's Bezier line.

from the Artistic media Docker window. Rotate the spirals.03 in to change Coloring and positioning the spirals 1. 7 . from the property bar. 4. 3. so that the tail of the spiral is pointing down. Click and drag a rotation handle to re-orient. 2. Applying an artistic media effect to spirals 1. 4. Line the stylized spirals across the width of the page. Click and drag diagonally until a rectangle surrounds the spirals. Choose bulletdoubleout Set the Artistic media tool width the width of the stroke. on the property bar to 0. without selecting other objects. Click the Eye drop per tool from the Eye drop per flyout. Click Effects menu Artistic media. Marquee-select the row of spirals: first select the Pick tool. Click the Pick tool and select the group of spirals. 2. select the group of spirals. Using the Pick tool to click once on an already selected object will make the rotation han dles appe ar. 5. if necessary. Click Arrange menu Group. deselect the group of spirals by clicking once on a blank part of the page. Position it to the left of and just above the row of spirals. 2.1. To complete the grouping process. Using the Pick tool. 3. Clicking once on any part of the group will now select the entire contents of the group.

Click the Pick tool and select the group of spirals. 3. you w ill change the color of the text and increase the space b etween the letters. Anywhere. 6. Type 20 in the Range kerning % of space Select the text object using the Pick tool and center it in the large rectangle. Send curls to back. Choose Times New Rom an from the Font list on the prop erty ba r. 4. Adding text You will now add one continuous line of text to the large green rectangle at the bottom of the page. At the same time. Click the Tex t tool . 8 . 5. Create the Contact Information 1. 5. 7. 2. ensure the curl of the each spiral is clear of the thin stripe. Changing the color and spacing of text 1. Click the Eye drop per tool on the light green background of the coffee cup on the logo. 4. then. Click the Outline button in the Color Docker window. 2.3. Click the White color swatch on the color palette. Canada A5 A 5 A5 Tel: (800) 123-4567 Fax: (800) 123-6789. 3. Re-position the group of stylized spirals so that the thin stripe h ides the tail of every spiral. Type or copy from here 12–434 Sunset Boulevard. Drag the Tex t tool cursor over the text to select it. Position the cursor on a white area of the page and click once. Click the Fill button in the Color Docker window. 4. box. Any City. 5. First you will use the Tex t tool to add the addre ss a nd the phone num ber. Choose 12 from the Font size list on the pro perty b ar. Click the Format text button on the pro perty b ar.

Y ou can e xplore CorelDR AW on your o wn. you can save the file for future use. For more information on: importing objects changing outline color attributes drawing rectangles copying colors stylized lines filling objects with color working with objects in groups using the color docker spacing ind ividual letters formatting text dra win g spirals objects with curves In the Help Index type: importing files outline color rectangles eyedropper tool artistic m edia paintbucket tool grouping o bjects color docker kerning formatting paragraph text spirals wo rking with curve objects 9 . Click File menu Save. 2. Click Save. 3.Saving your work Now that you have finished creating the letterhead. Congra tulations! You have no w co mp leted a letterhead u sing C orelDRA W 10. type a filename. . To save the file 1. From the Save in list box. 4. . choose the drive and folder where you want to save the file. or you can becom e pro ductive quickly by follow ing oth er tutorials. From here . You can find out more about the tools and procedures you used in this tutorial in CorelDRAW online Help. In the File name box.

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