Tutorial Category: Corel Draw
Have you always been someone who’s heart has been broken? Well this tutorial will teach you how to create a heart and then break it at the same time!
Before we can break a heart, we need to actually create one! So let’s get started. Select the Ellipse Tool, hold down the Control key, and draw out an ellipse shape. Holding down control will keep the ellipse proportional.
Let’s make a copy of the ellipse. While holding down Control, grab the left middle handle and drag to the right. You’ll see a duplicate appear. To duplicate, right click with the mouse. You should have the following:
With the right ellipse selected, bump it to the left a bit. Then select both ellipses and group them together by hitting Control + G.
Now draw a triangle and position it towards the bottom of the ellipses. Also, center it horizontally. You should have the following:
Using the Pick tool select all three shapes. You can hold down Shift to select multiple shapes at once. Then go to your Shaping Docker. If you don’t see it, go to Window > Dockers > Shaping. Choose Weld, you don’t need any other options selected, and then click Weld To. Now move your mouse over the shapes and click. You should have the following result:
Using the Shape tool, select the shape. You should see the various nodes that make up the shape. We need to delete the two nodes shown below. Click on the node to the left and hit delete on the keyboard. Do the same to the node on the right.
You should now have a heart! Here’s what mine looks like after adding some color:
Sadly, now we have to break the heart! Using the Pen tool, draw the following shape:
With the shape you have just drawn still selected, go to your Shaping Docker. If you don’t see it, go to Window > Dockers > Shaping. Choose Intersect. Make sure “Target Object(s)” is selected, and then click Intersect With. Now move your mouse over the left side of the heart and click. You should have the following result:
The intersect actually created the right side of the broken heart. However, we still have the full heart underneath. So the only thing left to do is cut the full heart.
With the intersect piece still selected, let’s use the Shaping Docker again. Choose Trim. Make sure “Source Object(s)” is selected, and then click Trim. Now move your mouse over the left side of the heart and click. You should have the following result:
You now have a left and right piece for your heart. All that’s left to do is separate them! If you have the left side selected, use the left arrow key to bump it over to the left more. If you have the right side selected, use the right arrow key to bump it over to the right more. Here’s my final result!