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Today we will learn some cool techniques to create a Beautiful Valentines Greeting Card. This is a Photoshop beginner's Tutorial. So very basic steps are used here.

By nishagandhi, on February 11, 2011, under Photoshop Tutorials
 

Today we will learn some cool techniques to create a Beautiful Valentines Greeting Card. This is a Photoshop beginner's Tutorial. So very basic steps are used here.

  • Resources needed:
  • Brush LINK

 

Final Result Preview:

 
 
 

Step 1:

 

Open Photoshop. Create a new document. Create a new layer. Using Gradient Tool, apply a gradient like what was shown below.

 
 

Step 2:

 

Now right click this layer and select Blending Options. Apply Satin Effect. The values are as shown.

 
 

Step 3:

 

Apply Color Overlay. The settings are shown.

 
 

Step 4:

 

Using Custom Shape Tool, select the heart shape, and draw a heart using the color 4f407b.

 

Apply Outer Glow to the heart. The settings are as shown

 

Apply Inner Glow to the heart.

 

Apply Bevel and Emboss.

 

Apply Color Overlay.

 

Apply Stroke.

 

Now duplicate this heart layer. We now have 2 hearts. Resize and rotate the 2 hearts. Now your image will look like this.

 

Download light brushes from obsidian dawn and select beam 3 brush and draw light rays(only on the top left part of the image) using a ddeaf8 (light blue) color.

 

Note that the Blending Mode is Soft Light for the light beams.

 

With a dark blue (003377) color draw light beams on the lower part of the image.

 
 

Step 5:

 

Merge the 2 light beams layers. (Note that i had drawn the light beams on 2 separate layers in the prevous step)

 

Apply Inner Glow,Satin and Color Overlay.

 
 
 
 

Step 6:

 

Now type in the lines you wish. Font used is freestyle script.

 

Apply Outer Glow and Inner Glow to the text "Happy valentines day"

 
 
 

Step 7:

 

Apply Color Balance.

 

Apply Hue/Saturation

 
 

Final Result: