Make your own CD Cover

Learn how to make your own cool custom CD Cover. This tutorial will teach you the technique of creating a CD Cover with Coreldraw using the bezier and shape tool, gradients, transparency and powerclips. You will also learn how to create texturing and torn effects.

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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 :

This also will be our steps to create the 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, set the paper size to A4 and the units to centimeters.

Step 3 : Working with Bezier & Shape Tool

Now that we have our worksheet set,  we will begin to create the Ornaments, “Bezier” and “Shape tool”  are the most important tool in this tutorial, make sure that you mastered this step before go to the next step,

go to the “Bezier Tool” and create a custom shape similar like below, point and click to create the line and make sure that the first click is connected to the last click or else you can’t put color in it.

After that go to the “Shape Tool”, right click on the  middle side lines and go to the upper toolbar, there you will find “Convert to curves tool” click it in order to shape,

Now in the corner you will see an arrow, drag the arrow to shape.

Shape it similar like picture below.

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