ALC1O
Unit 3 - Advanced Features of Corel Draw

Hearts

Tutorials modified from graphicssoft.about.com

 

The Basic Heart

 

1.) First we need to create the basic heart shape. Start with a circle. Convert the Object to Path

Now you should have a circular shape with four nodes: top, bottom, left, and right.

2.) Drag a marquee around the top and bottom nodes, then drag down so the top node is fairly even with the two side nodes.

You should now have a shape like the one shown. Not quite heart shaped, is it? Let's fix that...

3.) Select the bottom node and hit Shift+C

This will make the node a cusp

Do the same for the top node.

4.) Select the top node with the shape tool. Drag the two control points upward to form a V shape. Try to keep the two handles symmetrical.

Do the same for the bottom node. You may need to move the bottom node up slightly.

5.) Make sure the top and bottom nodes are aligned vertically, and the three nodes across the top are aligned horizontally.

Continue to edit nodes to tweak the shape until you have a heart shape you're happy with. You can use the arrow keys to.

Here's how mine turned out.

SAVE THIS HEART NOW AS BASICHEART.cdr

Save this Drawing in your Unit 2 Folder as "basicheart.cdr" (You will need this heart in the next Sections)
Export this Drawing in your Unit 2 Folder as basicheart.jpg
Post the drawing on your website on the
Tutorial 3 - Hearts page. Make sure to label it.


 

The Gradient Heart

Open the BASICHEART.svg.
Before you make any changes save it as Gradient .svg

 

1.) Open the basic heart. Fill it with red.

2.) Using the gradient tool a dd a diagonal linear fill to the heart. Select the top node and change the colour to red. Change the bottom node to blue.

3.) Duplicate the heart. Using the gradient tool, click on the line to add additional nodes. Change the colour of the nodes to produce a rainbow pattern similar to the one shown.

4.) Duplicate the Heart and create a multicoloured radial fill similar to the one shown.

 

Save this hearts as GradientHearts.svg

Save this Drawing in your Unit 2 Folder as "GradientHearts.svg"
Export this Drawing in your Unit 2 Folder as GradientHearts.png
Post the drawing on your website on the
Tutorial 3 - Hearts page. Make sure to label it.


Heart with Transparency

Open the BASICHEART.svg.
Before you make any changes save it as TransHeart.cdr

1.) Open the basic heart outline.

2.) Fill the top heart with a linear fountain fill going from soft pink in the upper left hand corner to ruby red in the lower right. Adjust the fill direction as shown.

3.) Create a small circle in the upper left section of the heart, like I have.

 

4.) Convert the Object to a Path. Using the node edit tool create a crescent moon shape.

5.) Fill the moon with white and set the stroke to transparent. Adjust the opacity of the fill from the bottom menu.

13.) Now add a Drop Shadow (See Coffee Shop Tutorial if you forget how)

Save as TransHeart.svg

Save this Drawing in your Unit 2 Folder as "transparentheart.svg"
Export this Drawing in your Unit 2 Folder as transparentheartpng
Post the drawing on your website on the
Tutorial 3 - Hearts page. Make sure to label it.


The 3D-Heart using Interpolation

Open the BASICHEART.svg.
Before you make any changes save it as ExtHeart.svg


1.) Fill the heart with a red. Duplicate the heart and fill the duplicate heart with blue

2.) Select both hearts and from the Extension menu > Generate from Path > Interpolate

3.) Since Duplicate endpaths is choosen you should get the following result

4.)Change the Duplicate endpaths to Interpolate Style to maintain the blue heart

5) You can change the number of steps.

6.) You can use interpolation to create a 3D effect. Change the stoke colour of your shape to the colour you want the 3D effect to be and increase the number of steps.

Save as InterpolateHeart.svg

Save this Drawing in your Unit 2 Folder as "interheart.svg"
Export this Drawing in your Unit 2 Folder as transparentheartpng
Post the drawing on your website on the
Tutorial 3 - Hearts page. Make sure to label it.

 

Hearts with Filters

Open the BASICHEART.svg.
Before you make any changes save it as FilterHeart.cdr

 

 

1.) Experiment with Filters and demonstrate at least 3 different effects.

 

Bevel

Bevel and Gold Splatter

 

Save in your Unit 2 Folder as "filtersheart.svg"
Export this Drawing in your Unit 2 Folder as filtersheart.jpg
Post the drawing on your website on the
Tutorial 3 - Hearts page. Make sure to label it.