How to create icons and export them in icon format using Corel DRAW

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Corel Draw has a large number of filters di export, with which we can export files in different formats. These can be in JPG, GIF, PMG, PDF or an Illustrator file, etc. Then we can create and export our own icon designs and we will make them very simple.

As you already know, many of the designs we make with this program may also be compatible with their sister Corel Photo Paint. As we could demonstrate in the article how to create or run a commission using these applications. But then we will teach how to create icons and export them in icon format using Corel Draw.



How to create icons and export them in icon format using Corel Draw

The wonderful thing about doing this project is that it icons that we will create and export they can be used later to change the icon of folders or programs. If we want to use them on a web page we have to export it in JPG format. So what we need to do to   create icons and export them in icon format using Corel Draw, it will be as follows.

First of all, what we will do is create the icon, for this we will use the magnifying glass icon as an example. We will now create a square of 552 x 552 pixels. Then we will add a solid color of your choice and remove the outline. Now we will create the magnifying glass, for this we use the circle tool, hold down the Ctrl key and drag.

Now I copy and paste this circle, to do it press to copy Ctrl + C and to paste Ctrl + B and we make this copy smaller. Now with the selection tool, we select the two circles and make a clip on Behind button less in front. Now the next step is to make the magnifying glass stick, to do this we create a small rectangle and round the corners.



Now let's go to the options of transformation, click on Rotate -45 degrees so that it rotates clockwise and finally click Apply. Now we place it next to the circles, so that it looks like a magnifying glass and select. And in the property bar we click the weld button.

The next step is to place this magnifying glass inside the box, then we select the whole image and from the Distribute Lines options, we align vertically and horizontally. Let's now change the fill color, preferably to white, so let's choose the three-pointed rectangle tool.

Creating the icon using Corel Draw

Now let's move on to the magnifying glass and position ourselves on the lower central part of it, hold down the right mouse button and drag at the other end of the magnifying glass. The magnifying glass should be split in two. Now release and drop, now we choose the selection tool, select the rectangle, press the Shift key and click on the magnifying glass.

Now let's click the intersection button, now we select the whole image and select the gray color. You will see that the magnifying glass now has a shadow in the middle. Once our icon is complete, the next step is to export it. To do this, we select the image, then go to the file tab and choose the Export option.


Then we have to find the location, we write the Name, the search icon and by Type the ICO format. And we need to check that option Only selected is selected and click the Export option. And then click the OK option again, now we need to select the Adaptive option in the palette and in Dithering none, finally we click OK.


And this is the end of the tutorial that I explain with very didactic and simple steps like create icons and export them in icon format using Corel Draw.


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