Corel tutorial: Vehicle design using CorelDraw (from X7)

Corel-Tutorial vehicle design

The illustrations which are used in this example are from the creativ collection Butterfly, the vehicle drawing is part of the creativ collection CAR-SPECIAL.

Vector-format illustrations offer total freedom to your creativity

By contrast with pixel images, the advantage of vector graphics is that you can distort or modify them in any way you like using very easy methods. You can scale vector graphics for any application without any loss of quality and the files are always very small.
You can combine individual elements in any way you like so that it is easy to create any amount of new motifs.

choose parts

Preparing a Work File

  • Open the CAR-SPECIAL vehicle template.
  • Display the Object Manager ("Window > Docking window > Object manager") and rename "Layer 1" to "Vehicle".
  • Highlight the vehicle template and choose "Object > Arrange > Ungroup all". Using the "Pick Tool", you now choose the vehicle's paintwork surface and choose "No Fill" as the surface colour. Now copy the surface to the clipboard, lock this layer and hide it.
  • Create a new layer and name it "Design". Place this layer under the one called "Vehicle".
  • Paste the contents of the clipboard (at the same position) using "Edit > Paste". Use this element to specify the paintwork colour. This shape can also be used as a Mask (PowerClip).

Elemente entnehmen

Importing Design Elements

  • Import the desired design elements to the "Design" layer.
  • Highlight the design elements. Choose „Object > PowerClip > Place inside container".
  • Use the arrow to choose the bodywork shape. You fit the design inside this surface.

Ebenen anlegen

Designing a Vehicle

  • Choose "Object > PowerClip > Edit Contents" to correct the positions of the design elements.
  • continue with "Object > PowerClip > Finish Editing this Level".
  • Finally, show all the layers and you can see the finished vehicle.

komplett beklebtes Fahrzeug


To output the design in the original size (1:1), you must scale it. With cars (scale of 1:30) at 3000%. Consider the bleed size!