How to create waved Valentine background with hearts

February 8th, 2010 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing

   

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create waved Valentine background from scratch in Photoshop. We’ll be using Custom Shape, Pen Tool and Layer Style for creating Valentine illustration. Let’s get started!

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How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new document (File>New) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1920px by 1200px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Using the Rectangle Tool (U), let’s represent a big rectangle reserved for background we want to have.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
For this layer click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next background:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Now we have to draw a rectangle with the shadow. In this case we’ll use the Rectangle Tool (U) to create the next rectangle.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Let’s represent now on the right lowest corner a small heart. Select the Custom Shape Tool (U) in the Tools bar, in the Options bar click the Shape to open the selection menu. Find Heart Card shape at the bottom of the menu, and then double-click a shape thumbnail to select it.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click and drag to draw the shape, then use Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command for inclining the drawn shape.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the last made layer with the heart and choose Free Transform command to make smaller the copy

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
For this layer click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Add also the Stroke

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Select the Fill Type – Gradient and click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next effect on the heart shape:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Choose now the Pen Tool (P) to represent a highlight on the heart.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next highlight on the heart shape

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the layer containing the highlight and choose Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to turn over the copy, you can correct the anchor points using Convert Point Tool.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 0% and go to Layer Style > Gradient Overlay

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Take the Pen Tool (P) and draw a highlight on the top part of the heart.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 0% and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the very first layer with the heart. Choose Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to enlarge the copy a little (fill it with #CF070A color).

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Next we’ll choose the Direct Selection Tool (A) and holding CTRL + Alt button click on the path to select it

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Then holding CTRL + Alt button press the left arrow key to duplicate this path

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
press SHIFT+A to select recently made path of the heart shape and click on Subtract From Shape Area (-) options from Options bar to remove the overlapping area from the existing heart shape.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Choose after that Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to make smaller the path

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4

placing it on the middle part of the heart shape.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on the same layer on the bottom part of the Layers panel on Add layer mask icon and represent a rectangular selection with the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) as shown.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Fill it with black color, using the Paint Bucket Tool (G). This way we’ll get the heart’s contour.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Let’s represent now a white rectangle with the Rectangle Tool (U) on the bottom part of the background and its layer will be situated under the heart’s layers.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
On the next new layer there will be applied the Pen Tool (P) to draw the next shape. The layer will be situated under the heart’s layer.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
For this layer click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Select the Pen Tool (P) to represent a waved line on the left part of the picture. The line’s layer should be placed lower than the heart’s layers.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
For this layer click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next gradient on the waved line:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the recently made layer. Rasterize the newly made layer. But firstly create a new layer above and press CTRL button to select the layers and press CTRL+E to Merge Down. Apply the next filter on the rasterized layer: Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next effect:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 80% for this layer

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and select a Soft Round brush of black color from Brush Tool (B)

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
dark out with Soft Round brush the background situated lower than the ornament line.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode to Soft Light for this layer

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the earlier made layer (waved line), placing the layer above the darkening layer, but under the heart’s layers. Using the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command, place the copy’s layer a little lower.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Bevel and Emboss

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Apply also the Gradient Overlay

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the waved line layer and place the layer under the heart’s layers. Using the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command, it’s possible to move the copy’s layer lower.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Go to Layer Style and apply Gradient Overlay

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create waved Valentine background with hearts in Adobe Photoshop CS4

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  • pakaworld

    15/02/2010

    This have been the one am looking for all this time. Thank you so much.

  • yasir

    16/02/2010

    funtastic work

  • disne

    21/02/2010

    good!

  • faris vio

    23/02/2010

    good design guidelines, with perfect results

  • Kris Gilyeat

    26/02/2010

    hey a very detailed tut here must of took you a while was very helpful…..

  • Dawngtea

    05/03/2010

    Great work…

  • prei

    09/03/2010

    umm.. help help i dont know how to make the wave thingy.. please help me..

  • Karen

    22/03/2010

    Write me at svs1717@yahoo.com I would like to know what Adobe Photoshop you use. Is there a certain number after it or by certain author. Also I would like for you to make a check book cover using this program. The check book cover is 6 3/8 X 6 3/8 when open. When lolded 3 3/8 x 6 3/8. Do a design for the front. Do a different desing on the back. Would like to see this. Or just write me. Thanks for your time. Later.

    Karen

  • seek

    28/03/2010

    very good~

  • SumiFiroj

    03/04/2010

    I need photoshop software full version. If you have please send me as well….

  • Asim

    08/04/2010

    This is indeed fantastic work but I am failed to fill the color in Gradient Box tool selected with (U) please help, how I can fill the Gradient Box, Should I create that box in a new layer?

    Waiting aj7690@gmail.com

  • Amir Bahadori

    24/05/2010

    It’s not complete!
    final picture if different.
    why????

  • Prady

    04/07/2010

    Excellent work. Step by Step help was really useful for beginners like me! :)

  • avdhesh

    08/02/2011

    good work, but very long work

  • ali

    08/02/2011

    this stinks. it needs to be more detailed. i have no idea how to do it…at all.

  • sand

    13/02/2011

    Thanks for the 2 page tutorial…worked beautifully for a web bannner I made.

  • lash

    12/05/2011

    coool

  • anchal verma

    24/02/2012

    fantastic………..i like it…………..

  • glen

    24/05/2012

    can i have a PSD type of this?

  • Dfjama

    10/11/2012

    Thanks this is the best site on the net I have seen in this type of work.
    Great work, can I have the source file and modify it myself to my needs please?

    Keep it up.

  • Dynamic Brushes

    13/01/2013

    The huge amount of detail in this has paid off, the image looks both enticing and professional.

  • Gift

    28/01/2013

    Please send me the PSD file for this tut