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In this CorelDraw Tutorial, we are going to turn a rectangle into a shiny sheild. We will use basic tools like trim and weld, and you will also learn to use contour tool.  

By niharika.singhal, on October 16, 2013, under Corel Draw Tutorials

Final Result Preview

 

Step 1

Draw a rectangle. Use rectangle tool in the toolbox.

 

Step 2

Select the rectangle and press ctrl+q. Now you can change the shape of the rectangle.

 

Step 3

Take shape tool and select the bottom-left corner node and press delete.

 

Step 4

Now adjust the shape using node handles (the blue lines are the node handles).

 

Step 5

With shape tool selected, drag the top line downwards. Release the mouse when you are satisfied with shape of the curve.

 

Step 6

Select the pick tool and squeeze the shape as shown in the image below.

 

Step 7

With shape tool adjust node handles and adjust the shape.

 

Step 8

Select the shape and copy it (Ctrl+C) and paste it (Ctrl+V). Now press ctrl and move the shape to your right side. A blue outline will appear. Release the mouse button. Shape is flipped horizontally.

Select the shapes and Weld them.

 

Step 9

The shield vector is ready.

 

Step 10

Go to fountain fill dailog box. It is located at the bottom of the toolbox.

Select linear type

Select Dark red in the "from" box

Select Bright red in the "to" box