How to Make a Sparkle in CorelDRAW

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.

Tip

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.

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