Saint Valentine Creations

Saint Valentine Creations

Creates magical Saint Valentine design with curls, ornaments and abstract patterns.

Begin by creating the file (File>New) that would have 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. Applying the Paint Bucket Tool (G), it’s possible to fill the new layer with color #450716

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Choose the next parameters by making a mouse click on the processed layer on the layers’ panel.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Create a new layer and select after that the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the layer in the next presented color: #39010C

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Select for the new layer: Filter>Noise>Add Noise

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Apply for the layer the next parameters: Fill 50%
Blending mode-Darken

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Create again a new layer (Create new layer) and use on it the standard brush that will be helpful in representing many dots of white color.

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Make a copy of the last made layer. After that apply the next option for the original layer: Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur

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For the copy we’ll select the next option: Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and the next parameters:

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Select next parameters for the layer: Fill 70%

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Using the Custom Shape Tool (U), try to represent now several rays of white color:

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Press next combination of buttons CTRL+E on the same layer. Use also the next selection for the same layer: Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 20%
Blending mode-Soft Light

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Using the Custom Shape Tool (U), it’s possible to represent on the next stage a heart’s silhouette, colored with #742004. Applying the Convert Point Tool, try to make some corrections on the heart’s sizes:

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke

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Make a copy of the same layer and apply the Free Transform selection to make the copy smaller. This time we’ll use also the next color #C73601

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Saint Valentine Creations

Select now the Ellipse Tool (U) for picturing a small circle: Fill 0%

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make many copies of the last made circle and select the Free Transform option to place the copies as it is indicated below. The coming outside the circles’ contours may be erased with the Eraser Tool (E).

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For our convenience, we have to combine in a group all the layers composing the circles (hold on Ctrl button to mark out the corresponding layers and keep pressed the left mouse’s button while taking the marked layers on Create a new group option). Using the same instrument we have used when representing the heart’s silhouette, try to make a highlight on the heart’s figure. Make some corrections on the heart’s shape with the Convert Point Tool.
Fill 0%

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Using the Pen Tool (P), it’s possible to represent another highlight on the heart, which shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.
Fill 0%

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Saint Valentine Creations

Gradient’s parameters:

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Saint Valentine Creations

Try to represent now another highlight on the same heart that would have a heart’s shape. The operation is made with the same instrument, applied earlier. Fill 0%

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Take now the Pen Tool (P) that will be helpful in representing another highlight on the heart’s figure. It should have white color this time. The element’s shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 40%

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Use the same method and the same tool when representing one more highlight on the heart’s upper left side. The layer’s parameters: Fill 40%

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The last highlight will be done with the same Pen Tool (P) which shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool. The layer’s parameters: Fill 40%

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Combine in a group all the layers containing the highlights and the heart on which they are situated (press Ctrl button to mark out the necessary layers and hold on left mouse’s button when taking down the accentuated layers on Create a new group selection). Make a copy of the last made group and select Free Transform option to make the group’s copy smaller and to apply different parameters on the layers:
1) the parameters of the primary group’s copy – layer containing the heart: The layer’s color is #690004

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The parameter Blending Options>Stroke is the same the original layer has: Blending Options>Outer Glow

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2) the parameters of the second copy – layer containing the heart: The layer’s color is #C40009
Blending Options>Inner Glow

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3) Change now the circles’ group. The layers containing the small circles should be erased out of the group’s copy. Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) (radius 1px), it’s possible to represent a square which may be turned over with the Free Transform option.
The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Make many copies of the last made layer and use on it the Free Transform option to place the copies as it is demonstrated below. The coming outside contours of the copied circles may be erased with the Eraser Tool (E).
4) the layers containing the highlights should be left without changes.

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Saint Valentine Creations

Download out of Internet a set of ready to apply brushes for Adobe Photoshop: Floral. Create after that a new layer (Create new layer) and use on it the Floral set’s brushes. Place the layer in case lower than the layers containing the heart (on the layers’ panel).

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Make a copy of the last made layer and select Free Transform option to place the copy the way shown next picture:

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The picture is finished!

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