How to create and save a custom pattern using CorelDRAW

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Despite the wide variety of graphic design programs you can find on the market, it's no secret that CorelDRAW is among the best . In addition to its versatility and wide range of design tools, it offers a customizable font in most of its functions.

What is a pattern?

A pattern is nothing more than an image that is repeated a finite or infinite number of times without representing any crack or break in the design.



Customization of the model

As mentioned above, one of the features that most characterizes CorelDRAW (and which has also included it as one of the best digital content design programs), is the ability to customize most of its tools , according to the needs and preferences of its users.

In this sense, not only can you use the motifs that CorelDRAW can offer you, but you can also create the shapes and shapes you think are necessary to develop a mosaic.

How to create a custom pattern

To proceed with the creating a custom card or pattern using the tools offered by CorelDRAW, simply follow a series of instructions that will be shown below:

  1. Draw on the sheet the main figure for the drawing of your model.
  • Use the "Shape Properties" box to set equal measurements. For example: 10cm in length and 10cm in width.
  • Line up the figure so that it is in the ideal position relative to the paper. To do this, go to card of objects , go to the "Align and distribute" section and click on the option of the same name.
  • A toolbar will appear next to your screen through which you can perform horizontal and vertical alignment to make sure it is perfectly centered on the sheet.
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Define your design

This figure will form the background of your pattern, so you have to give it a background and start drawing the rest of the figures that will be part of it. To do this, you need to:



  • Define the background color of the pattern using the CorelDRAW color palette or another palette created earlier.
  • Use the corners (when using, for example, a square) of the figure that serves as the background of the pattern to position the rest of the figures. The guidelines will be very helpful for this.
  • You can click on the horizontal ruler that appears on the screen and drag it to the sheet, then add the remaining lines around the figure.
  • Draw the shape that will form the pattern. It is important that, using the shape properties tool, you set the equal and minor measurements of the shape that serves as the background. That is to say: if you were previously using a figure with measures 10 × 10, you can assign the new figure measures 5 × 5.
  • Duplicate the figure and place it in each corner of the box .

Save the created template

Once you are done drawing and aligning the figures that will form the pattern, you can add the effects you want . What remains is to proceed with creating and saving the pattern. To do this, follow these steps:


  1. Go to the "Tools" tab on the ribbon. Go to the "Create" section and click on "Pattern Fill".
  2. Select the type of motif you prefer.
  3. It is recommended to select only the central area of ​​the drawing. Hence also the importance of guiding rules in the design process.
  • Click the "OK" button and a new window will appear where you can assign name, tags and category .
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Using the custom template

In this way, by removing the design (placed on the same sheet or on a new one) from the box, the design you have just created. As? In the following way:


  • Draw one new form .
  • Go to the "Interactive Fill" option.
  • Click the "Vector Pattern" button.
  • Select the category « Staff «.
  • Select the motif created.
  • Adjust the its size according to your design preferences.
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