In this tutorial you will find out a few tips of how to create a grunge background in CorelDraw.
The final image is:
Programme: CorelDRAW, Paint
Estimated time: 1 hour
Open Paint; using Airbrush create an image similar to the following:
Open CorelDraw, import the image you have created in Paint.
Left click on the image > Outline Trace > High Quality Image:
Here I palyed with Types of Image and changed the one from High Quality into Line Art; you can also play with Details and Smoothing to see different results;
I have got the following object. Ungroup it and delete unneeded details, if it is too messy.
Select Polystar Tool, and draw a star like in the image below:
Using a Rectangle Tool draw a rectangle; distribute the grunge units upon the rectangle with the polystar; group all grunge units together (Select > G); Select grunge units and the polystar, and intersect them:
Draw another polystar, slightly bigger than the rectangle, and intersect it with the rectangle:
Change the colour of the intersected area like shown below:
Using Erase Tool start chaotically erasing some parts of the new object:
The background is basically done. Add the main object or image in front, and your grunge illustration is ready!