How to Draw Ribbon Banner in CorelDRAW (+ free .eps)

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a ribbon banner in CoreDRAW. Learn more at a jump:

Programme: CorelDRAW

Estimated time: 30 min

Difficulty: Intermediate

Select FreeHand Tool and draw a curve like on the image:

Select Extrude Interactive Tool on the left docker:

Drag the curve in different directions till you get the ribbon you need:

You might want to change the properties of the Extrusion, making it either hollow or convex. You can find the properities on the top docker:

So, in the end you will have to get something like the following ribbon. Right click on the object, and press ‘Break Extrude Group Apart’:

Remove guide lines:

Select Shape Tool (F10), double click on the edge of the ribbon to create an additional node, and drag it like shown below:

Select the half of the ribbon you’ve got, copy it [Ctrl+C], paste it again [Ctrl+V] and holding Ctrl drag the copy to the right. Then select two parts of the top part of the ribbon and Weld them:

There probably will be too many nodes on the welded object, to delete them, select Shape Tool [F10], select the nodes you want to delete and press the ‘Delete Nodes’ button on the top docker:

The ribbon is basically done. You might want to make it more real though changing the colours. To do so, select the top objects and go to Fountain Fill. Choose Linear Gradient like shown below:

Choose the darker colour for the inner parts pf the ribbon.

Draw a few triangles and distribute them along the edges of the ribbon:

Select all the triangles and the ribbon and apply Back Minus Front:

To create the highlights draw an object like shown below:

Select this object and the top part of the ribbon and Intersect:

Make the colour of the new object a bit lighter:

Now copy the whole ribbon and paste it again. Move it from the main ribbon, so you are not confused. Now it’s a bit of work to do. Select one part, copy it, paste it again, move a few steps up like shown below:

Select both objects and apply Back Minus Front:

Do the same thing to every part of the ribbon so in the end you will get something like this:

Colour this bit brown and pace on the lower edge of the ribbon:

Now select FreeHand Tool or Ellipse Tool and draw cirles. Weld the, afterwards:

Select FreeHand Tool to draw stains. Place circles and stains on the ribbon:

Intersect the ribbon with stains:

So you get vintage ribbon like this:

You might also want to place text on the ribbon. To do so, type the text:

Go to Text > Fit Text to Path:

Point your arrow to the object you chose for the path. It will be automatically fitted:

I placed the text on the hightlight and applied Back Minus Front:

Here you go!

Hope you found this tutorial useful:)


You can download this fine for free (in .eps, .cdr, .ai and .svg). You can use it in your designs but cannot redistribute in any way, form or shape.


More examples of stock images with banners:

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