Valentine's Day Cards

Learn how to design the background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day.


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Start working by creating a new file (File>New) with 1024x768 px and 72 dpi.

Select then the Rectangle Tool (U) to draw the background of the picture we want to get finally.

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Select the next parameters for the made layer by making a mouse click on the processed layer on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3
Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

The Custom Shape Tool (U) gives the possibility to draw several rays of white color, by selecting the element we want to draw out of the next table:

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3
Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Fill 10%

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Try to make the necessary transformation of the made layer into the next one from below (CTRl+E) On the same layer we have to apply the next solution Filter>Distort>Twirl

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3
Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Select again the Custom Shape Tool (U) to draw a heart element, chosen out of the next table:

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3
Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3
Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Next step includes drawing a flare on the made heart. In this case we have to make a copy of the heart’s layer and then choose the Convert Point Tool to change the geometry the way demonstrated next image. We’ll select also different parameters for the new layer.

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3
Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Getting a better result means on this stage combining in a group all the layers containing the heart element (press Ctrl button to mark out the corresponding layers and then hold on the left mouse’s button to take the marked layers on Create a new group selection). Make a copy of the heart’s group and select Free Transform option to change the copies’ sizes and the parameter of the heart’s first layer.
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3
Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll make a lot of copies of our made heart, but Free Transform selection will be helpful in changing the sizes of the copies and placing them the way from below:

Create background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day in Photoshop CS3

The picture is finished!