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I'm not a pro, but I may be able to help. Find a background that you like...a picture or whatnot. Save it to your computer and remember where you put it.

Open your existing picture in Coral Draw. Click on file, then import and find the background picture that you want.

Place the background picture behind the person. If the person ends up being hidden by the background picture, do this... click on the background picture so that it selected. Go to Arrange, then to Order then click on To back. This will make the background picture recede to the background and your friend's picture come to the front. Now click on the Pick Tool icon on the left toolbar. It looks like an arrow. Create a dotted box over the entire picture, click on Arrange, and then Group. This makes the picture and the background merge into one.

If you just want a solid color behind her instead of a background picture try this:
Open your friends picture. On the tool sidebar, click on the rectangle tool. (It looks like a square.) Click it. Then go over to your friends picture, and create a box by holding down the left mouse button, and dragging it. This should create a box. Create a box big enough to put your friend in it. Now right click on your mouse, and select Properties. A box should open up which has object properties, you can fill in the color, the outline of the box, and other things. Don't be afraid to play with it, it'll only do what you tell it to do. You can always undo by clicking on Ctrl and Z at the same time on your keyboard (shortcut) or by clicking Edit, and then Undo on the top bar.

These instructions are for Coral Draw 12, but I'm sure it's pretty standard to other Coral Draw versions.
Hope this helps.
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Regarding the text, once you have your text typed out, click on the Pick tool icon on the toolbar (the arrow) and use this move your text to wherever you want. You can also change the color of the text and the size by clicking back on the text icon (the A), highlighting your text, then going over to the top of the page and changing the size from an 8 or whatever it is to as large as you want it. To change color, right click on your mouse, click on properties, and in the box that comes up, you can pick on what color you want. :)
 
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