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Valentine’s day hearts

The next lesson I’ll show you a possibility of designing the abstract background for Valentine’s Day, made very stylish.

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Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Begin by creating a file of 1024×768 px and 72 dpi.

Select the Rectangle Tool (U) on the tools’ panel to represent a rectangle.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Next choose Blending Options and here Gradient Overlay selection:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Set the gradient’s parameters:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

And this is what we get at this moment:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll select the Custom Shape Tool (U) and out of the presented table we’ll choose the element shown below:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Select also white color, stretching out the figure the way demonstrated next image:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Fill 0% on the layer and select again Blending Options with Gradient Overlay.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Set the colors by following the codes demonstrated below:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Working with the background is finished. It’s time to start representing the picture’s main elements. In this case we’ll take again Custom Shape Tool (U) and here we’ll select the small heart, the same one from below:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

We need to represent the heart in a way for the rays to come out the central part of it.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Gradient Overlay:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Set Blending Options/Stroke with the same parameters presented below:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Next we shall draw another heart inside the first one that we have already represented.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Select Gradient Overlay for it with the same parameters, but this time we need to fix the Scale option on 150.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Draw another heart, bu smaller one and place it the same way as the next picture indicates it:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Blending OptionsGradient Overlay:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Set the colors exatly the next codes indicate it.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

We need to apply Stroke option for the last heart too.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

It’s the picture we need to get on this stage:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3Now we’ll try drawing one more heart, but a little bigger that the previous one and situate it the same way shown below.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Gradient Overlay

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Set the colors, following the next codes:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Stroke:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Now we have to select another type of heart figure, using again the Custom Shape Tool (U) and its possibilities.

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

We shall draw four heart’s elements, placing them as below:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

We shal number them out just not to mix the parameters that are characteristic for one or another. Here we have Blending Options for the first heart. Gradient Overlay:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Stroke:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

The parameters for the second heart: Gradient Overlay:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Stroke:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

The parameters for the third heard: Gradient Overlay:

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

Designing the abstract background for Valentine Day in Photoshop CS3

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