Valentine’s Heart Design

Resources:

Brush Hearts Brushes from Brusheezy

Swirls and Flowers Brushes from Brusheezy

Roses Picture

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This will be the end result:

Valentine's Heart Design

Click on the image to view full size

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Open a new file 1024 x 768, 72px resolution

Fill the background with blue #18127E

Create a new layer

Select the Brush Tool and the Brush Hearts Brushes

Select the brush 992 (number 11) and reduce the size to around 700px

Apply one heart to your canvas

Duplicate the layer by right clicking on the layer in the layers palette and click on Duplicate Layer.

Turn off the visibility of the duplicate layer and make the original heart layer active

Using the Eraser Tool or your preferred method, erase all of the heart, just leaving the swirl:

Swirl

Restore visibility to the duplicate layer and make it the active layer

Turn off the visibility of the swirl layer

Using the Eraser Tool or your preferred method, erase all of the swirl, just leaving the heart:

Heart

Make the swirl layer active

Using the Lasso Tool, select a part of the swirl that will need to be in front of the heart:

Swirl Piece Selection

Edit>Cut, Edit>Paste (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V) – in the layers palette drag the layer to the top.

Move the swirl piece into place using the Move Tool and the arrow keys for precise placement.

Repeat until you have all parts of the swirl that you want at the front of the heart

Swirl Pieces Selections

Double click on heart layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay and Bevel & Emboss settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Double click on the swirl layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Color Overlay and Bevel & Emboss settings:

Color Overlay Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Copy and paste the layer style to each of the layers with pieces of swirl by right clicking the swirl layer, click on Copy Layer Style, then right click on each swirl-piece layer and click on Paste Layer Style

Create a new layer

Select the Brush Tool and Swirls and Flowers Brushes

Select Decorative8 brush

Place one design on the canvas

Ctrl + T to transform the object, resize and rotate the image to fit nicely in the curve of the heart.

Using the Eraser Tool, erase any parts that overlap the heart except the flowers:

Flower Placement

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Drop Shadow, Bevel & Emboss and Gradient Overlay settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Gradient Overlay Settings

Open the roses picture

Select>All

Edit>Copy (Ctrl + C)

Make your project active

Edit>Paste (Ctrl + V)

Place the roses on the swirl and reduce the layer opacity to around 88%

Create a new layer just above the background layer

Select the Brush Tool and Assorted Brushes

Select Crosshatch 4 and increase the size to around 95px

Place a sparkle behind each flower

Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur – set to 1

Valentine's Heart Design

The finished project. Click on the image for full size view

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2 Responses to “Valentine’s Heart Design”

  1. ITS NICE

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