In this tutorial you will learn how to create colorful abstract wallpaper design in Corel Draw. We will learn how to design the background, add neon effects and add ring and lotus elements. The source file for this colorful wallpaper design is also available for free download!
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Tutorial Details & Assets
- Program: CorelDraw 11 - X5
- Wallpaper Download
Step 1 : Basic Elements
First of all you have to use CorelDraw with version 11+. In this tutorial I use CorelDraw X5.
Okay lets get started. Let’s take a look at the basic elements used to create our design :
Step 2 : Creating Worksheet
Okay, now that you know the steps and elements, we will begin. First of all open your CorelDraw program, now create a new file and set the paper size to Custom, and change the size into 1920 x 1080 pixel.
Step 3 : Creating the Background
Now that we have our worksheet set, we will begin to create the Background. First go to the "Rectangle Tool ", you can find it on the left toolbar, make a box shape and then make the box shape resized into the same size as the worksheet (1920 x 1080 pixel).
After that let’s put color in it.
Select the box go to the "Fountain Fill Tool ", which is in the left bottom toolbar, choose custom fill on the color blend and make the type Radial, fill the color with Black on the left, Dark Purple on the middle and Purple on the right.
Step 4 : Creating the Neon Effect
Now lets create the Neon Effect, first go to the "Rectangle Tool ", make a box shape and resized it into 180 x 1800 pixel.
Put Pink color on the box, and go to the " Interactive Transparency Tool ", left Click & Drag it from middle to left of the box, so the transparency will make it linear to left.
After that, Flip & Copy the box to the right side by pressing " Ctrl + Right + Left mouse " while dragging it to the right.
Now select all the box, copy and resize it similar to picture below, you can randomize it as much as you want.
After that put different color on each box to make it coloful, you can put any color that you like.
Now select all the box and group it by pressing " Ctrl + G ", and rotate it.
Step 5 : Working with PowerClip
Now we are going to insert the Neon Effect into the BackGround, select the Neon Effect and put it on top of the Background.
After that go to the upper toolbar and find Effect > PowerClip > Place Inside the container, then you will see a black arrow, Left-click it to the Background, and now you will see that the Neon Effect is inside the Background.
You can go "inside" or "outside" the container by holding Ctrl while double-clicking it.
Step 6 : Creating the Ring Elements
Okay now lets create the Ring Elements, Go to the " Bezier Tool " and create a box shape by left click and point, make sure the last click is connected with the first click or else you cannot put color in it.
Now create a custom Node or Corner using " Shape Tool ", double click and drag on the middle of the box shape to create it.
Create several custom Node or Corner like in picture below.
We are going to shape it by using "Shape Tool", go to the "Shape Tool" then right click at the top lines box shape, and find "convert to curves " in the top toolbar.
Now left click at the start and end of the lines and there will be two dotted arrow, left click and drag them in order to shape.
Apply it on all the custom Node or Corner to create similar shape.
Put Lime Green color in the shape.
Now create two custom triangle shape using " Bezier Tool " on top of the shape.
Shape both of the Triangle Shape using " Shape Tool " same as steps above.
Put white color in the Triangle Shape, and make it transparent using " Interactive Transparency Tool ".
Apply it on both of the Triangle Shape.
Apply it also on the Lime Green Shape.
Now group all of them by selecting all of the object & press " Ctrl + G ", after that Copy & Rotate the object and arrange it like below.
Put Pink color on the copied object.
Now repeat the steps above and create another copy of the object, put an orange color on the new copied object.
Now Group all of the object by pressing " Ctrl + G " after that, Flip & Copy the object to the right bottom corner side by pressing " Ctrl + Right + Left mouse " while dragging it.
After that, copy the Ring Elements several times and arrange it on top of the Background.
Place the Ring Elements inside the Background using " PowerClip " same as step 5.
Step 7 : Creating the Lotus Elements
Okay lets create the Lotus Elements, go to the " Ellipse Tool " and create a circle shape.
Put Pink color in it.
Make it transparent by go to the " Interactive Transparency Tool ", Left Click & Drag it from bottom to middle of the circle, so the transparency will make it linear to middle.
Flip & Copy the circle to the bottom by pressing " Ctrl + Right + Left mouse " while dragging it to the bottom.
Using the same steps as above, Flip & Copy it again to the left and right side of the circle.
Now select all the Lotus Shape, and group it by pressing " Ctrl + G ", after that copy the grouped shape, put white color, resize and arrange it to the middle of the original Lotus Shape
Using same steps as above, copy another Lotus Element and make it bigger than the original.
Same steps as above copy another untill looks like below.
You can add more variations by adding different color into the copied Lotus Elements.
Now select all the Lotus Elements, and arrange it on top of the Background.
Place it inside the Background using " PoweClip " same as step 5.
Step 8 : Finishing
We are going to add text in the wallpaper, go to the " Text Tool " and click anywhere on the screen, in this tutorial i use " Arial Rounded Bold " but you can use any font you like.
Break the text by pressing " Alt + A + B " this will make the text separate, after that create a circle in the " e ".
Select both the circle and the " e " and trim it using " Trim Tool " in the upper toolbar.
After that add an outline using " Interactive Contour Tool ", and apply the value below.
Arrange the text on top of the Bacground.
And we are done, you can download the wallpaper and the source file in this website.
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