Create Abstract Valentine’s Day Card with shiny hearts In Photoshop CS5. January 25th, 2012 by admin Posted in Photoshop, Designing, Drawing Techniques.We’ve another excellent tutorial accessible for our readers today. If you need to learn how to create Abstract Colorful Valentine’s Day Card with Beautiful shiny hearts, using simple shapes, brushes and gradients in Photoshop CS5, then this tutorial is for you. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1000px by 1000px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with black color the new background layer.


Final Image

Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush of #323538 color from Brush Tool (B).

Layers Panel

Use this brush to paint on the canvas as shown:


Set the Blending mode for this layer to Luminosity.

Paint Bucket Tool

On the next new layer we’ll paint on the canvas with the same Soft Round brush with #17548E color.

Black Color

Choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next shape as shown to represent a small heart of the color #E81F25.

Background Layer

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

New Layer

We’ve got the next result:

Brush Tool

Make a copy of the recently made layer, containing the heart and choose the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to change the copy’s sizes, placing it the same way from below:


Get back to the background layer. Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush.

Drawing Mode