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In this tutorial you will learn how to design a beautiful floral business card using Corel Draw. This Business Card works well for natural focused usage, as it has a natural feel. The design includes front and back business card design. After working through this tutorial you’ll be able to create similar designs in your work.
This tutorial is a continuation of the Floral Logo Design Tutorial. You need to read this tutorial to learn how to create the floral accent in the business card. The source .cdr file for this beautiful business card template design is also available for free download!
The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.
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 :
Now that you know the steps and elements, we will begin.
First of all open your CorelDraw program. Now create a new file and set the paper size to A4.
Now that we have our worksheet set, we will begin to create the Front Card.
Go to the "Rectangle Tool ", you can find it on the left toolbar. Make a box shape and then make the box shape resized into 4,5 x 9 cm, which is standard size for Business Card.
Draw a box shape on the bottom of the first box using the "Bezier Tool ", by point & left click to create a box shape like in the picture below.
Make sure that the last click is connected with the first click or else you cannot put color on the shape.
Shape the second box shape by using the "Shape Tool", It’s the second upper left toolbar.
Right click in the lines inside the box shape using " Shape Tool " and find "convert to curves tool" at the top corner toolbar and click it.
After that you will see two dotted arrows, click and drag in order to shape it, apply this to all the lines until you make a shape like in the picture.
Apply it the same to the opposite line.
Now let’s put color in the Front Card.
Select the Big Box shape. Go to the " Fountain Fill Tool ", which is in the left bottom toolbar.
Choose Custom fill on the color blend and make the type Radial.
Now you will see a color box. You can change the color by left-clicking it, fill the color with Darkest Blue on the left, Dark Blue the middle and White on the right.
You can make a custom fill by double-clicking at the color box.
Fill the color with Light Blue on the middle Right. and Center offset Vertical to 35%.
Now select the Small Box shape. Go to the " Fountain Fill Tool ", which is in the left bottom toolbar.
Choose Custom fill on the color blend and make the type Linear.
Now you will see a color box. You can change the color by left-clicking it, fill the color with Yellow on the left, Deep Yellow at the middle and Orange on the right.
Make the angle into 90.
Okay now lets put the small Box Shape inside the big Box Shape using " PowerClip "
Left-click the small Box Shape, and then go to the top toolbar and find Effect > Powerclip > Place Inside Container.
Then you will see a black arrow, Left-click it to the big Box Shape, and now you will see that the small Box Shape is inside the big Box Shape.
You can go "inside" or "outside" the container by holding Ctrl while double-clicking it.
We are going to create the Swirl Background using " Rectangle Tool "
Go to the " Rectangle Tool " its in the left toolbar, make a box shape and then make the box shape resized into 2 x 9,25 cm.
Arrange it into left side of the Front Card.
Press "Ctrl+Q" to break the box in order to make it shapable.
We are going to shape it by using " Shape Tool "
Go to the shape tool, then right click at the middle right lines box shape, and find "convert to curves " in the top toolbar.
Now left click at the start and end of the lines and there will be two dotted arrow, left click and drag them in order to shape the box.
Now draw another on top of the Front Card using " Rectangle Tool ".
Go to the " Rectangle Tool " its in the left toolbar, make a box shape and then make the box shape resized into 4 x 9,3 cm.
Arrange it into left side of the Front Card.
Shape the box using " Shape Tool " same as steps above, shape it like picture below.
We are going to make the swirl transparent using " Transparency Tool "
Select the smaller Swirl, put White Color in it and go to the " Transparency Tool " in the left toolbar.
Left click, hold and drag from the middle to the left side. This will give transparency effect to the small swirll
Now select the big Swirl and apply the same steps as above.
Now are going to copy or duplicate the Swirl.
Select both of the big Swirl and small Swirl, and drag it to the opposite side while holding
" Ctrl + Left + Right " mouse, in order to copy it.
Now select all the Swirls and place it inside the Front Card using " PowerClip " same as step 5
If you have read the previous tutorial which is Creating a Floral Logo in CorelDraw, import or copy the logo into the worksheet.
This will be our Floral Accent.
Select the Floral Logo, and remove the text because we are going to use the Floral elements only.
Rotate and arrange it into the bottom of the Front Card.
Place it inside the Front Card using "PowerClip" same as step 5.
Now put a name text into the front card, in this tutorial I use "Japan" font. You can use a font of your choice.
Go to the " Text Tool " its in the left toolbar, and left click to the Front Card to create a text.
Actually the back side of the card is Front Card that rotated horizontaly so this will be easy.
Select the Front Card, copy it by pressing " Ctrl+C " and paste using " Ctrl + V ".
Rotate it horizontally.
Remove the Floral logo, name text, and the yellow shape at the bottom
Select the Back Card and go to the " Fountain Fill Tool ", apply the value below
Put your company name using " Text Tool "
And we are done, you can make it more exciting by change the color, background or text like the final image below