Can anyone give any hints or tips as to how I could create a pattern like the one below on CorelDRAW X4? As practice, I've been trying to copy the pattern below, but whatever I do I can't get a similar pattern to the internal flower like pattern.
Hi Dre, there is no quick and dirty way to accomplish a pattern like this, but to get you started, try tracing the outer line with bezier tool, one node at the top and one at the bottom of the line, select all nodes and convert to curves, still with all nodes selected make the nodes symmetrical, increase line with to about 3-4 points, make a centred duplicate and convert outlines to object with Ctrl + Shift + Q, then fill with a conical fountain fill and blend the two, I can't get the pattern to bend like in the original but you are an the way with this method. Here is my version made in 5 minutes. OK make it 10.
you can do this object easily with the Star tool, using fillet / scallop / chamfer
8" 12 pointed star fillet / scallop / chamfer to .5" used transformation tool, scaled and duplicated at 90%, then rotated each one 5 degrees.
Nice, I tryed a similar method, but I'm not sure the fountain fill will stay in place when rotated, there's no way to lock that, you can get all kind of surprises when you open the file next time, seen that happen many times before, but for now it is OK.