Feb
11
2011

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and excitement is in the air.Therefore, I decided to design a cute n pretty Valentine Theme Love Card so that you all can try it out and impress your soul-mate with it Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

REQUIREMENTS:

FINAL PREVIEW:

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 1:

Create a new file with preset(web) and resolution 1024X768 so that its easy to send it via an email. Fill it with #9e0104 color.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 2:

Next select a custom shape of #f8f4f6 color and apply it in a following format, adjust the opacity to 80% and fill 25%.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 3:

To make our canvas a little more funky we will introduce some different shades to it for the following result we will use the gradient tool with foreground color as #cc4a03 and background color as #0a0500. Draw a diagonal gradient and change the blending mode of this layer to luminosity.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 4:

As we are making a valentine’s day theme tutorial the presence of hearts is must Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card so next we will introduce some hearts in the picture! For this we are using the hearts stock image, time for a little trick – as the image is having a black background we will be facing a little problem blending it so what we are going to do is we will first Desaturate(ctrl+shift+u) the image by Image->Adjustments->Desaturate and along with it we will invert the colors to by Image->Adjustments->Invert or Ctrl+i but our work is not done here,we will have to change the blending mode to divide opacity to 50%.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 5:

The background looks a little dull we will make it a bit bright by adding a new layer,fill it with #fbfaf9 color. Change the blending mode to overlay and opacity to 65%.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 6:

Next we will introduce the Letter V. In place of V you can introduce the initial of your loved one (you can understand why I am using V here then Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card ) we will be using the Hobo Std font sized at 330pt with White color #fbfaf9.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 7:

We will have to apply various blending options to make the text look more realistic.

  • Drop Shadow with the default settings.
  • Inner Shadow with blending mode color to #fdf6f8.
  • Outer glow with blending mode color to #fdf6f8.
  • Inner Glow with blending mode color to white #fdf6f8.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

  • Bevel and Emboss with highlight mode to screen and color to white #fdf6f8.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

The Final result would be as follows:

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 8:

We will now be decorating the V:

  • We will be attaching wings to it by using the “wings brush set”.

The transparency of the wings is a little high so to make it bright just duplicate the wings layer and merge the two layers together.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 9:

To add a little more drama to the text we will apply the “decorative brush” of #fbfaf9 color with opacity 50%.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 10:

Moving on we will be applying a little glitter on the canvas around the letter as well as on the top right corner using “glitter brushset” of #fbfaf9 color.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 11:

We will now construct a HALO over the flying V giving it an angle look. The feature I am about to use is only present in Photoshop CS5. To make a halo goto 3D->new shape from layer->ring, u will get a grey colored ring.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

Now to make the color adjustments we will apply the following blending options:

  • Drop shadow, inner shadow, outer glow, inner glow all with default setting only change the color to white.
  • Bevel and emboss,color overlay with the following settings:

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

To add a little more shine on the left side of the halo we will apply the lens flare by Filter-> Render->Lens Flare.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 12:

A little more hearts need to be introduced in the picture so we will use a “glossy heart image” behind V and also at the bottom right corner resizing each image and making it look like a pattern.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 13:

We will now add a glow brush to make it a little more mesmerizing along with the small heart brush over the Halo making it look as it is emitting them.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP14:

Next we will add a little smoke using the “smoke brush” under V to give it a misty effect and along with it we will also add a cupid using the cupid brush of #fbfaf9 in our image(because no valentine day photo is complete without the cupid ).

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

STEP 15:

We are almost done with our image, now we will just add a little text saying HAPPY VALENTINES DAY on the bottom left corner of the canvas in font type as HOBO STD with #fbfaf9 color and blending option as bevel and emboss with the default settings.

Impress Your Loved One This Valentines With A Custom Made Love Card

This is it,I hope you all liked it.

About the Author: Priyamvada Singh

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  • what custom shape do you use? i wasn’t able to locate the one that you are using

  • Hey, you just gave me great idea, I mean not for Valentine’s day but for my friend’s birthday!  Have a nice day!

  • the V is not coming like yours :( why

  • It’s the Hobo Std font guys! Google it and add it to your Fonts folder.Should get the right “V” :-)

  • Even thou it’s already late I like the heart theme really good job on the tutorial

  •  It is late to surprise my man with the Valentine’s theme, but his bday is coming and I am so excited that will be able to create something like this for him! It looks amazing and your tutorial is really detailed! Thanks so much!
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