Romantic Wallpaper

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

To create a warm holiday atmosphere learn how to design a romantic wallpaper in Valentine’s Day spirit.

For the beginning create a new file (File>New) of 1920×1200 px and 72 dpi. Select Blending Options - Gradient Overlay on the first layer by making a mouse click on this layer on the layers’ palette just to get the same gradient as on the next image:

Set the same parameters as those from below:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Gradient Editor:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper
Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Download a set of ready to use brushes, named 34_Oranments_Flower_brushes_by_bocman1

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Using the downloaded brushes, try to make a kind of ornament like that one from the next picture:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Select the same Blending Options - Gradient Overlay indicated in the table below:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Gradient Editor:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

It’s the result you should get at this moment:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Applying the Pen Tool (P), it’s possible to make a heart and situate it on the right part of the screen.

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

…setting the next demonstrated parameters of Blending Options - Drop Shadow:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Blending Options - Gradient Overlay:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Gradient Editor:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

You may see the processed heart, obtaining the shape from below:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Next we’ll make a half-heart element, using the same Pen Tool (P).

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Set the same parameters inserted in the next table:
Blending Options - Gradient Overlay 

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Gradient Editor:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper
Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

The same tool may be used for drawing the highlights on the heart:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Then we’ll select the Line Tool (U) of 2 px width to represent a vertical thread.

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Set the next parameters for the last made element:
Blending Options - Gradient Overlay 

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Gradient Editor:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

It’s like a ribbon now:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

The heart should be copied and then its sizes should be changed with Free Transform option.

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Next we’ll choose the very first heart’s layer and make many copies that should be placed arbitrary on the picture:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Insert several bigger hearts of the color #E04549

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Now we’ll insert the text we want to have on the wallpapers:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

You may see the parameters for the text in the next table:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Set the next Blending Options - Gradient Overlay for the text’s gradient:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Gradient Editor:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Blending Options - Stroke:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Make a copy of the text, situating the copy under the original one. Then choose the next option – Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur and set the parameters for the last example:

Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper
Romantic February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Finished!

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