Valentine’s day hearts

Stroke:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Stroke:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Finally the parameters for the last fourth heart. Gradient Overlay:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Next we shall draw more heart’s elements and give them the same colors with those presented next picture:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3It’s time to choose the Pen Tool (P) and represent a kind of train under the hearts.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

We’ll represent the train behind the third heart too.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

We need repeating the same operation, but this time with the fourth heart.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

The Gradient Overlay option from bellow needs to be applied for the second heart’s train:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Next Gradient Overlay option will be applied for the train belonging to the third heart:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Finally we have to apply the next shown parameters for the train that is situated behind the fourth heart.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Next stage includes drawing one more heart that should be placed behind the main big heart, drawn at the beginning.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3Fill 0% on the layer and apply Stroke option with the parameters demonstrated next table:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Make several copies of the last made heart, getting the same result as that one, presented below:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Now we shall use again the Custom Shape Tool (U) with its table that gives us the possibility to select the needed element.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

The new figure is colored with #7D9DE5 and situated the position from below:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Apply for the new element Stroke option again:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

At this moment we need to draw several more elements like the last one and position them out the same way as below:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Try to represent one more figure like this one, giving its layer this option Fill – 0%.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Select Stroke option with the same parameters from below:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

We shall take now the Ellipse Tool (U) and represent a rounded element.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Gradient Overlay:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of our last made circle, minimize it with Free Transform selection and place it the way shown next image:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Make one more copy of the same element:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Select Gradient’s parameters and change the shown colors with those indicated in the next picture:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Try to draw two more rounded elements with the colors’ codes from next picture:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

The last stage includes downloading out of Internet a set of brushes, named Floral for picturing the next ornament. The brush containing the butterfly’s figure is numbered 1068.
The brush having the heart’s figure has the number 1276.

The final picture is the next one!

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

The abstract background for Valentine’s Day is finished, so the lesson is! Good luck with your inpiration!

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