Saturday, January 23, 2010

How create a colorful background for valentines day with photosho? tutorial

 In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a colorful background for Valentine’s Day, using Custom Shape Tool, Layer Styles, gradients, and other Photoshop tools. Let’s get started!
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Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4


Create a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1280px by 1024px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Select the Custom Shape Tool (U) in the Tools bar, in the Options bar click the Shape to open the selection menu. Find Heart Card shape at the bottom of the menu, then double-click a shape thumbnail to select it.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click and drag to draw the shape. The Foreground color is #A96E52.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Now we have to make many copies of the last drawn shape and select after that the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command (click the Maintain Aspect Ratio button in Options bar) to enlarge each next copy, changing their colors too. Each next copy should be situated under the previous one.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Continue making copies of the heart shape.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
For this shape click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next gradient on the shape.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make another three copies, the color are indicated:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Continue representing the heart’s copies.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
For this shape click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next gradient:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Another one
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Another one:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Add Layer Style > Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Another one
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next gradient on the shape:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make another copy
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Add Layer Style > Gradient Overlay
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
The settings for Gradient Editor:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make another copy and use Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to enlarge the shape
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:


Make another copy
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Again the Layer Style > Gradient Overlay
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next gradient on the shape
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make another copy
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Select the Layer Style > Gradient Overlay for this shape
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Another one
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Go to Layer Style > Gradient Overlay
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make another copy and use Free Transform (Ctrl+T) to enlarge the shape as shown:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make another copy:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Go to Layer Style > Gradient Overlay
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
One more copy
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make another copy of heart shape
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Go to Layer Style > Gradient Overlay
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make the last copy of the heart shape and enlarge it with Free Transform (Ctrl+T) as shown:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We have finished to represent the background:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4


Now we have to make a copy of the very first layer containing the heart and choose then the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command (click on Maintain Aspect Ratio button in Options bar) to make the copy smaller.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
For this shape click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Outer Glow settings:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Add Inner Glow:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Gradient Overlay:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next effect on the heart:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and select for it a Soft Round brush from Brush Tool (B) of white color (also set the Opacity to 25%)
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Using Soft Round brush, represent several highlights on the heart.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click on the same layer on the bottom part of the Layers panel on Add layer mask icon, click on mask to make it active and use a Hard Mechanical brush
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Paint on the mask to clean out the highlights’ edges.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Using the Pen Tool (P) we’ll represent a highlight of white color.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Fill to 50% for this layer
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and select the Hard Round brush and white color
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Represent a kind of spot
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Use Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command on the highlight’s layer to stretch it out laterally. Make a copy of the layer containing the highlight, placing both their layers the same way indicated on the next picture.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Fill to 66% for these layers
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Let’s represent now on the bottom part of the heart a voluminous element, applying the Pen Tool (P).
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode to Linear Dodge for this layer, also reduce the Fill to 11%
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
On the next new layer we’ll select the Soft Round brush of the color #ED1F78 to represent several small spots (Opacity 20%).
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 67% for layer with spots
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Select Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to add contrast on image:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next effect
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and choose here the Soft Round brush of black color (Opacity 5%)
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
make darker the background’s edges using Soft Round brush.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
On the next new layer we’ll apply the Crosshatch brush from Assorted brushes set
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Represent many stars of different diameter using Crosshatch brush.
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Select again Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to add more contrast on image:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Finished!

Create a colorful background for Valentine's Day in Adobe Photoshop CS4