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How to Create a Snowflake Ornament in Corel X6

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How can I use CorelDraw X6's Rotate feature to create a snowflake ornament?


How to Create a Snowflake Ornament in Corel X6

Snowflakes are a festive symbol reminiscent of the holiday season. Using a few tools in  CorelDRAW, it's  easy to create your own  one-of-a-kind snowflake design. After you learn how to design these snowflakes you can use them as ornaments or wall hangings to help get your home or office in the holiday spirit!!
Right click the file and choose Save.
Snowflake File: tl-snowflake-ornament.cdr

final snowflake design


Start by creating one branch of the snowflake
We are going to repeat the single branch around a center point to create the snowflake, so make the snowflake as elaborate or simple as you like.

snowflake branch core x6


Rotate the snowflake branch using the Transformation Docker
Select Window > Dockers > Transformations > Rotate to open the Rotate docker. Then select the snowflake branch with the Pick tool.
  • Set the Angle of rotation to 60 degrees
  • In the Center option click on the Lower center box
  • Enter 5 in the Copies dialog box
  • Click Apply
rotate docker corel x6
5 branch snowflake corel x6
Weld the snowflake branches
Select all the branches of the snowflake with the Pick tool. Then choose the Weld option in the Properties tool bar at the top of the screen.

weld the snowflake

snowflake after weld


Final snowflake ornament touches
Using the Ellipse tool, draw a large circle around the snowflake and another small hanging hole to finish off your snowflake ornament design. Now you're ready to laser-cut these festive decorations!
final snowflake design

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27056 Created on: May 24, 2013
Date updated: May 24, 2013
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