How to Make a Sparkle in CorelDRAW

By Erin McManaway

CorelDRAW is a graphic design program that allows you to create vector images on your computer. You can add a little flair to your text and images by creating a light reflection with a sparkle effect. CorelDRAW provides tools that create and edit shapes and allow you to transform a regular star into a sparkle. You can customize the size and look of your sparkle to meet the need of your image’s design and add highlights to any digital picture.

Step 1

Launch CorelDRAW on your computer and open the image you want to edit.

Step 2

Select the “Star Tool” from the left toolbar.

Step 3

Hold the “Ctrl” key as you left-click on the image and drag the mouse cursor across the screen to create a polygon shape.

Step 4

Change the number in the “Points or Sides” text box to somewhere between 12 and 15. This adds more sides to your star shape to make it look like a sparkle.

Step 5

Click the “Shape Tool” from the left toolbar, hold the “Shift” key and click on each of the nodes in the center area of the star.

Step 6

Hold the mouse button down and drag towards the center to sharpen your star and create a sparkle shape.

Step 7

Click the white color from the color picker to change the inside color to white.

Step 8

Select “None” from the “Outline Width” drop-down menu to remove the black outline around your sparkle.

Step 9

Click on the sparkle shape and move it anywhere on the image you would like to highlight, and then save the changes to your image.

Tips & Warnings

  • To increase or decrease the reflecting beams of light in your sparkle, change the number of sides on the star to any number you like.
  • You can click and drag on the shape’s outline to change the size of your sparkle.