How to create Colorful Valentine’s Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

January 27th, 2011 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing

   

We have another great tutorial available for our readers today. If you want to learn how to create Colorful Valentine’s Day card with shining heart, using simple shapes and gradients in Adobe Photoshop CS5, then this tutorial is for you.

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How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 1280px by 1024px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with #42361E color the new background layer.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Create then a new layer and select the Soft Round brush from Brush Tool (B). Set Foreground color to #19194E.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint as shown the left part of the canvas.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Next we’ll represent a small ellipse, using the Ellipse Tool (U). Foreground color is #2C32ED. Set the Blending mode for this layer to Lighten.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 15% in Options bar).

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the central part of the ellipse as shown.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

On the next new layer we’ll paint with the same Soft Round brush the circle’s surface, firstly applying the yellow color and then the blue one.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between layers containing the brushstrokes and the circle’s layer in the Layers panel to create a clipping mask.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Next we’ll represent one more ellipse of the color #8B9BAB, applying the Ellipse Tool (U).

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint the top part of the ellipse with red color.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between layers containing the brushstrokes and the ellipse’s layer in the Layers panel to create a clipping mask.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Select the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the next ellipse of red color too.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 57% for this layer.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 15% in Options bar).

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Paint in the mask to hide the bottom part of the ellipse the same way demonstrated below:

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select again the Soft Round brush.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint the ellipses’ surfaces.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Hard Mix.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between layers containing the brushstrokes and the ellipse’s layer in the Layers panel to create a clipping mask.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and apply on it the Soft Round brush of the color #ECEC42 (Opacity – 60%) to paint the ellipse:

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Hard Mix.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Create another new layer and apply here the Soft Round brush to paint it with the color #5F56F9 (Opacity – 20%)

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Dived.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Select the Custom Shape Tool (U) in the Tools bar, in the Options bar click the Shape to open the selection menu. Find Heart at the bottom of the menu, and then double-click a shape thumbnail to select it.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Click and drag to draw a small heart of black color.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Make a copy of the last made layer with the heart on it and use the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to change the copy’s sizes. Set Fill to 57% for this layer.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 15% in Options bar).

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the heart’s right side as it is demonstrated next picture.

How to create Colorful Valentine's Day card with shining heart in Photoshop CS5

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  • Adam

    27/01/2011

    Very nice tutorial and very different that I’ve expected :)

  • Steve

    27/01/2011

    Nice tutorial. Have a noobie question: how do I enter the color codes? Can’t seem to find the right spot in CS5.
    Thanks!

  • Steve

    27/01/2011

    Never mind, found the problem: The background I had created was 32 bit. Changed to 8 bit and Viola! there it is!

  • tirath

    28/01/2011

    Awesome tutorial with nice trick
    Thanks so much
    u make my valentines-day special
    God bless http://www.adobetutorialz.com
    who are Best & Creative site for ADOBE PHOTOSHOP Learner.
    Happy Valentine’s Day
    keep up good work :-)

  • ana

    29/01/2011

    new to photoshop.where can be found the paint bucket tool. Bonjour.

  • ania

    01/02/2011

    fajne ; )

  • davide scalzo

    02/02/2011

    thanks for this, i will definetly use for San Valentine!!

  • michelle

    13/02/2011

    what photoshop version did you use?

  • KOndzio

    19/02/2011

    CS 5

  • Gwen Williams

    24/07/2011

    This was a great tutorial. Finally, I was able to complete a tutorial from beginning to end with no problems. Beautiful work.

  • Sandesh Ghimire

    30/01/2012

    Very nice tutorial. I was able to make one like that. Many many thanks…

  • FKThet

    20/07/2012

    Thanks so much for your beautiful tutorials, I gain alot of knowledge from you.

  • Dynamic Brushes

    13/01/2013

    Very pretty image, the explanation about the background colours was interesting.