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In this Corel Draw 15 tutorial, you will learn to create a beautiful leaf from just an ellipse. This tutorial is for beginners in Corel Draw. You will also learn to convert to curves command, Trim command and shaping process.

By niharika.singhal, on July 04, 2012, under Corel Draw Tutorials
 

In this Corel Draw 15 tutorial, you will learn to create a beautiful leaf from just an ellipse. This tutorial is for beginners in Corel Draw. You will also learn to convert to curves command, Trim command and shaping process.

 
 

Final Result Preview:

 
 
 

Step 1:

 

Select Ellipse Tool from the tool bar in Corel Draw.

 
 
 

Step 2:

 

Now draw an ellipse on the page. To bring the drawn shape to center of the page, select the shape and press P.

 
 
 

Step 3:

 

With the ellipse still selected change the width to 2.5 and height to 5.0

 
 
 

Step 4:

 

Right now we cannot change the shape of the ellipse. Press Ctrl+Q to convert it to curves. After converting to curves, ellipse will become editable. Notice that there is only one node before Ctrl+Q command.

 
 
 

Step 5:

 

Select "shape tool" from the toolbox.

 
 
 

Step 6:

 

Select the top node of the ellipse. Notice that the property bar is changed. Click Cusp to change the node type.

 
 
 

Step 7:

 

Now hold the control handle of the node and drag it to the bottom as shown below. This is known as shaping process.

 
 
 

Step 8:

 

Select two nodes in the center of the ellipse. Drag them downwards as shown in the image below.

 
 
 

Step 9:

 

Select the bottom most node and press delete key. Now look at the shape. It is smoother than before.

 
 
 

Step 10:

 

Move the control handle of the top node as shown the image.