Valentine’s day card

Learn how to design the background of heart shape forms for Valentine’s Day.

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Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Start working by creating a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Then applying the Rectangle Tool (U), it’s possible to represent the background of the picture to be.

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Set for the made layer the next demonstrated parameters by clicking on this layer on the layers’ panel: Fill 0% Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Next we’ll use the Rectangle Tool (U), to draw a horizontal line:

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Using the same tool, try to make another line above the previous made one:

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

The parameters are the same with the previous line’s parameters:

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Make a copy of the last made layer and choose the Free Transform selection to place the copy the same way from below:

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Using the Custom Shape Tool (U), try to draw a heart, which must be inclined a little with Free Transform option.

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Blending Options>Stroke

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

Applying the Ellipse Tool (U), we need to represent a highlight on the heart element. Firstly represent the basis and then keep pressed Alt button while cutting the unnecessary elements with the same tool.

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Valentine's day card in Photoshop CS4

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