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

   

Make a copy of the recently made layer and select the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to change the copy’s sizes and apply different Inner Shadow settings for the copy.

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

Insert also the mask on the layer as we did with the previous example and select the same Soft Round brush to hide the heart’s right side. Set Fill to 45% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Pin Light.

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

Combine in a group all the layers composing the heart (press CTRL button to select the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button while dragging the selected layers on Create a new group icon from bottom part of the Layers panel).

Merge Down all layers by selecting the group and then press CTRL+E. Use the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to make smaller the rasterized layer.

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

Now we have to draw several small hearts, using the same Custom Shape Tool (U). Change their shape and incline them a little with the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command.

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

Create a new layer under the heart layer and use on it the Soft Round brush to paint with #FE3C06 color as shown.

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 Darker Color.

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

Select now the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent a small ellipse under the layer containing the heart.

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

Then use the same tool to represent one more ellipse which layer will be situated under the layer containing the black heart.

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

Create a new layer under the heart layer and select for it the Soft Round brush of blue color.

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

Use this brush to paint under the heart.

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

Set Fill to 70% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Linear Light.

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

Then insert the next new layer and use on it the Soft Round brush to paint with orange color the next zone under the heart.

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

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Linear Dodge.

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

Get back to the rasterized layer containing the black heart and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop 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 Round Fan Stiff Thin Bristles brush of black color (set Opacity to 75% in Options bar).

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

Paint in the mask to add some scratches on the heart the same way demonstrated below:

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

Next we need to create some abstract lines. Open Adobe Illustrator and use here the Pen Tool (P) to represent two thin lines of the color #E9A721.

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

Using the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the lines and apply Object>Blend>Blend Options:

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

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

Select next Object>Blend>Make.

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

Select the lines and press CTRL+C to Copy. Get back again on the Adobe Photoshop and press CTRL+V to Paste as Smart Object. You can download our source file with lines here.

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

Set Fill to 29% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Linear Light.

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.

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

Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the lines the same way as it is shown below:

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

Make a copy of the last made layer containing the lines and remove the mask. Use the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to change the copy’s sizes as on the picture below. Change also the lines color by adding Layers Style > Color Overlay (the color is #D39720) or click on the Lock Transparent Pixel in Layers panel and paint the copy’s layer, using a Soft Round brush with #D39720 color.

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

Set Fill to 62% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Linear Dodge.

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 to hide the lines as it is demonstrated below:

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

Create a new layer and use on it the Soft Round brush of black color (Opacity – 30%).

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

Use this brush to paint the canvas’s edges as shown:

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

Create a new layer again where we’ll apply the same Soft Round brush.

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

Use this brush to represent several colored spots of different diameters of the color #EC3839.

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 change the intensity of the spots to get the same result as on the picture below.

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

Click Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to make a little color corrections.

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

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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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.