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Create a Heart Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful red heart chocolate box with CorelDraw for Valentine’s Day. We will create a beautiful 3D chocolate box tied in gold ribbon with realistic heart chocolates inside.  We will use various CorelDraw tools like the shape tool, fountain fill tool, extrude tool, freehand tool, transparency tool, bezier tools and more to create this beautiful design.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Tutorial Details

  • Program: CorelDraw 11 – X5
  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes

Step 1 : Basic Elements

First of all you have to use CorelDraw with version 11+. In this tutorial I use CorelDraw X5, Okay lets get started. Let’s take a look at the basic elements used to create our design :

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

This also will be our steps to create the design.

Step 2 : Creating Worksheet

Okay, now that you know the steps and elements, we will begin, first of all open your CorelDraw program, now create a new file, set the paper size to A4 and the units to centimeters.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Step 3 : Creating the Outer Box

Now that we have our worksheet set, we will begin to create the Outer Box, go to the “Basic Shape Tool ” and find the heart shape, click it and apply it to the worksheet.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

After that in the top toolbar, find Effects > Add Perspective drag the corner to make the heart shape angled.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Go to the “Fountain Fill Tool”, and apply the value below to the heart shape.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Now select the heart shape and go to the “Extrude Tool” and apply the value below to make the heart shape thicker.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Break the Extrusion by pressing “Ctrl + Q” and put the Extrusion the same color as the heart shape.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

After that create an outline using “Outline Tool”, make the width 2 pt and mark the scale with image, so the outline will follow the size of the main objects.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Separate the Outline by pressing “Ctrl + K” and put color in it by go to the “Fountain Fill Tool” and apply the value below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

After that create another Heart shape with “Basic Shape Tool”, put dark red color in it and shape it with shape tool.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Make it transparent by using “Transparency Tool” and apply the value below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Copy it with different size similar like below untill it shaped like a heart pattern.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Now put the heart pattern on each side of the Outer Box using Effects > PowerClip > Place inside container.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Create another heart shape, put white color in it and arrange it on top of the Outer Box.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Select the white heart shape and make it transparent using “Transparency Tool” and apply the value below to create similar.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Using the same methods create another transparent heart shape to create a shine texture.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Now create a cross ribbon shape that wrap the Outer box using “Bezier Tool” similar like below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Put a gold gradient color in it using “Fountain Fill Tool”.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

After that create two custom shape that looks like a Ribbon knot using “Bezier & Shape Tool”, similar like below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Put a gold gradient color in it using “Fountain Fill Tool”.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

After that copy it untill it looks like a four knots ribbon shape.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Now create a circle shape on top of the ribbon and put gold color gradient in it similar like below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Group the ribbon by pressing “Ctrl + G” and arrange it on top of the Outer Box.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Step 4 : Creating the Chocolate & the Inner Box

Okay now we are going to create the Inner Box, create a heart shape using “Basic Shape Tool”.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Put a dark brown gradient color in it.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

After that using “Freehand Tool” create a custom shape similar like below, make sure you follow the flow of the heart shape.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Put white color on the custom shape and make it transparent using “Transparency Tool”.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

After that create a cream like shape on top of the chocolate heart shape using “Freehand Tool”, set the outline similar like below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Okay now create a wrapper for the chocolate heart shape using “Bezier Tool” similar like below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Put different color on the wrapper textures to make it more realistic.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Using same methods as above create as many as you like chocolate variations.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Arrange it untill it looks like a heart shaped chocolate, similar like below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

After that copy the outer box, remove the ribbons and place the chocolate on top of it.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Arrange it on the bottom of the Outer Box.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Step 5 : Creating the Rose Flowers

Okay now i need you to create a custom rose base shape using Bezier & Shape Tool”, similar like below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

After put red color on it and create another custom shape on top of it using the same methods as above.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Put red gradient color in it and create another custom shape similar like below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Now that you got the idea continue with the methods above to create a rose like shape.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Put the rose inside the base rose that you previously create using “PowerClip”.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Using the same methods as above you can add details on the rose such as leaves and the stick.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Now all you have to do is to copy and arrange the rose untill it looks like a rose bouquet.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Group the rose using “Ctrl + G” and arrange it on the bottom of the inner box.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

Final Image

And we are done, by using the same technique as above you can add more details to make it more natural like the final image below.

Create Lovely Valentine Chocolate Box with CorelDraw

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on creating a 3D heart chocolate box with realistic chocolates inside!  Do write your comments and feedback in the form below.  We would love to hear from you!