Labels come in various shapes and sizes. CorelDRAW 2022 has many tools to create labels for products, services, instructions, advertisements, etc. Here is one of the easiest ways to create a unique label in CorelDRAW.
Creating the Outline
To make a unique label, you can combine a couple of basic shapes to get a completely new one. In this example, we will combine a curved rectangle with a hexagon to get the perfect outline for our label.
- Open CorelDRAW, Create a New Document and turn it to a Landscape orientation from the top menu bar.
- Draw a rectangle with the Rectangle tool. You can specify the width and height of the rectangle in the Property bar. In this case, the rectangle is 130 x 56 mm.
- To make the edges of the rectangle curved, adjust the Corner radius. Here, we put 100 mm.
- Click on the Polygon tool, draw a polygon, and place it in the center of the rectangle. In our example, the Polygon should be 87 x 128 mm, and have six sides.
- Select both objects with the Pick tool, and click on Weld. This will combine the two objects into one.
- Select your new object and press Ctrl + C, then Ctrl + V to copy/paste it in place.
- Then select the copy of the object, and resize it by moving the small black squares while holding Shift.
- Create another rectangle (110 x 43 mm), adjust the Corner radius to 118 mm, and place it in the center.
Coloring the Label
- Click on the Smart Fill tool.
- While Smart Fill is selected, click on the different closed curves of your object. This should make them all the same color.
- To recolor those objects, click on the object you want to recolor with the Pick tool, choose any color from the color palette, and left-click on that color.
Note: Left-clicking a color will color the closed object, while right-clicking a color will color the outline of that object.
Adding Text to Your Label
- Click on the Text tool.
- Type your text and format it to your liking using the options in the Property bar.
Note: After you are done with your project that consists of more than one object, it is always a good idea to group the objects. Select the objects and press Ctrl + G (CMD + G on Mac) on your keyboard. Grouped objects are easier to move around.