Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Make your own Valentine’s Day card for a loved one, not just with love and sincerity but some of that creativity you have built up inside you too!
Start working by creating a new file (File>New) of 1920×1200 px and 72 dpi. Then choose the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to give #300703 color for the made file.

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Next try making several lines representing an ornament, starting by creating paths, using this time the Pen Tool (P) (Path Mode), press ESC button after each path to begin to draw another path

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Valentine's Day

Create a new layer and select for it a standard brush and the color #520B07 (Diameter 9px, Hardness 100%). Click on the Paths Palette use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select one of the created paths


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and then change the tool on the Pen Tool (P) and make a right click on the selected path to use Stroke Subpath


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Use Brush and check Simulate Pressure


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On the new layer we’ll apply the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) and represent a kind of marked zone under the previous made line.

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Select for the same layer after that a standard brush of black color (Opacity of 50%) to dark out the selected zone under the line.

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Valentine's Day

Next we’ll represent a new layer and select for it a standard brush of #C94F02 color (Diameter 9, Hardness 100%). Click on the Paths Palette use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select next one of the created paths
and then change the tool on the Pen Tool (P) and make a right click on the selected path to use Stroke Subpath with Brush and Simulate Pressure options:

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 40%

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Make a copy of the last layer containing the recently made line and choose for it the next option: Filter>Blur>Motion Blur

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Next we have to represent a new layer (Create new layer) and use here a standard brush earlier mentioned (Diameter 100, Hardness 0%, Opacity 80%). Place this layer under the layer containing the black brush (on the layers’ panel) and try to paint out the top border of the very first line and the picture’s middle part. The brush has the color #B52301

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Create a new layer and select out the next path from Paths Palette. Applying the same operations mentioned above, we may Stroke Subpath with the color #E8842F

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 69%, Blending mode-Soft Light

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Make a copy of the last made layer, changing the parameters of the copy on those indicated below: Fill 100%, Blending mode-Pin Light. Select also for the last layer the selection from here Filter>Blur>Motion Blur (the same one we’ve applied before).

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Make one more copy of the line’s layer (without any effects) and set for the copy’s layer the next option: Filter>Blur>Motion Blur

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 51%, Blending mode-Hard Mix

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Create a new layer and do the same operations we did before on selecting the next path and Stroke Subpath with the color #FEB741

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 45%

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Using a standard brush with the Opacity of 70% on a new layer, it’s possible to represent a highlight in the middle of the picture. The color chosen this time is #FFE475

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 62%, Blending mode-Linear Light

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On the next new layer we’ll apply again the standard brush mentioned above to insert some color on the newly made highlight. The brush’s color is #B52301 (Opacity of 20%).

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Make a copy of the layer containing the earlier made line that we’ve done before representing the yellow highlight. Set for the copy this selection - Filter>Blur>Motion Blur

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The layer’s parameters: Blending mode-Vivid Light

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Create a new layer the same way we did before and choose here a standard brush with the color #FFDCA1 (Diameter 9, Hardness 100%). Then select from the Paths Pallete another path to Stroke Subpath.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 34%, Blending mode-Soft Light

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Create a new layer for the next path. Apply the same operations described above then Stroke Subpath with the color #E5331E

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 42%, Blending mode-Color

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On the next new layer we’ll Stroke Subpath another path, choosing the same steps we did before with the previous lines. The brush has the color #EC008C

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 30%, Blending mode-Overlay

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Make a copy of the last made layer containing the ornament’s line without any effects and choose for this layer Filter>Blur>Motion Blur (Angle 0, Distance 25px)

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Make a copy with the very first ornament’s line, raise it up on the layers’ panel and change the color on the black one.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 20%

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Next we’ll represent a small heart, applying the Custom Shape Tool (U)

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%, Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Make a copy of the layer containing the heart element and choose Free Transform option to enlarge the copy a little (press SHIFT button for this operation). Then place it the same way it is demonstrated on the picture.

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Select by one copy of each heart’s layers. Set for each copy’s layer the same parameter Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Next we’ll combine in a group all the layers composing the heart (press Ctrl button to mark out the corresponding layers and then hold on the left mouse’s button while moving the marked layers on Create a new group selection). Set the next demonstrated parameters for the made group. Opacity 74%

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Create a new file (File>New) of 70×70 px and 72 dpi (delete off the background) and choose for it the Custom Shape Tool (U) to represent a small heart.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 0% Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Rasterize the layer by creating a new layer above the original one, mark out them both pressing Ctrl button and press finally CTRL+E.
Select from menu Edit>Define Brush Preset
Create a new layer and apply here the brush chosen out of the Brushes option (F5), situated on the lateral panel, on the right side. We need the brush to represent a lot of small hearts above and around the earlier made ones.

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Make a copy of the layer containing lots of hearts. Choose for the top layer the next option - Blending mode-Overlay

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…and for the lowest layer the selection from here - Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur

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Create a new file (File>New) of 10×10 px and 72 dpi and move off its background. Using the Pencil Tool (B) (brush of 1 px), try to represent a diagonal line of white color.

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Edit>Define Pattern
Create a new layer and select for it Edit>Fill, applying here the earlier saved pattern.

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The layer’s parameters: Fill 58%, Blending mode-Overlay

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Create a new layer and use here a standard brush with the Opacity of 10% and orange color to outline the zone from the left and top sides – the zone that is reserved for the text.

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Valentine's Day

Insert the text now (I used this font from dafont.com):

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Insert now the layer containing the text Happy Day under the layer with the text Valentine’s (I used this font from dafont.com):

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Day

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Happy

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Create a new layer and represent here a lot of small dots with a standard brush of red and yellow colors.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

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Valentine's Day

Finished!

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