Top Valentine’s Day Graphic Design Tutorials

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and designers are eager to try out their creative skills. With the holiday comes a time of bright colors, attractive graphics and shimmering effects which can make for some romantic manipulations. We have collected some very useful tutorials, which will help you use Photoshop patterns, brushes and much more to create awesome Valentine’s graphics of your own.

These handy graphic design tutorials will give you easy to follow steps to create a range of Valentine’s inspired pieces. From abstract greeting cards to awesome illustrations to lovely manipulations, wallpapers and more. Enjoy and start working on these Valentine’s Day graphic design tutorials for your Valentine.

The Tutorials

Mind Blowing Valentine’s Day Photo Manipulation Tutorial

Create a sweet romantic manipulation using Photoshop with a few stock images. The tutorial will also guide you through how to use adjustment layers effectively to create mood variations.

Love Me – Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial

This beginners’ tutorial will help you create a fantastic manipulation using only a few stock images. You can also learn to add more realism to the manipulation by creating some shadows.

Create Abstract Colorful Valentine’s Day Card

Use simple shapes, brushes and gradients in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to create a colorful abstract card with shiny hearts.

Make a Plush Material & Embellish a Custom Logo In It

Learn to create plush material by simply adjusting your brush size without using any external resources. Add a custom logo to the plush material to create a personalized plush graphic for Valentine’s.

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

Learn to design an angelic Valentine themed card using custom shapes, colors and different shades. Then using a few stock images you can create some cute finishing touches following the steps in the tutorial.

Making of Be My Valentine

Here’s a step-by-step walk-through to create a sparkling Be My valentine illustration of a doll-like girl.

3D Valentine’s Day Typography Tutorial

Photoshop tutorial to create a fantastic love illustration using 3D type, techniques for enhancing the image, layering and post effects.

Create a Stylized Valentine’s Poster

Learn to create a stylized Valentine’s Day poster using basic techniques and compositions with some simple, color overlay blending options.

Sweet Red 3D Love Text Effect

Learn to create this sweet red 3D text effect with brushes, and to transform styles and layer styles to create a lovely Valentine’s Day graphic.

Make a Heart in Photoshop

Learn to use custom shapes and layer styles to create a vector heart in Photoshop with 3D effects.

Photoshop Heart Tutorial for Valentine’s Day

Learn how to create a beautiful swirling grunge heart design in Photoshop, using layer styles and cursive fonts to make swirls.

Create a Magical Flaming Heart Illustration in Photoshop

Make a flaming heart illustration in Photoshop using the warp feature and a few stock images.

Create A Heart Icon In Photoshop

Learn to create a heart icon in Photoshop using several gradients and custom shapes, to create a glossy heart icon.

The Stone Heart Photo Manipulation Tutorial

Create a surreal photo manipulation learning a variety of techniques including the use of some cropping, color adjustments and blending.

Create Festive Background for Valentine’s Day with Abstract Hearts

The following tutorial will teach you how to use layer styles, brush style and more to create a festive background.

Make a Cool Vector Wallpaper in Photoshop

Learn to make a vector wallpaper in Photoshop with shadows, illuminations and color adjustments.

Valentine Photoshop Wallpaper with Jeans Heart

Learn how to create a Valentine’s heart with denim and leather-like patterns complete with a stitching effect.

Create Abstract Valentine’s Day Illustration With Hearts

This tutorial will walk you through the steps to make a striking abstract Valentine’s Day illustration using gradients, brushes and custom shapes.

St. Valentine’s Day Photo Manipulation

Create a stunning photo manipulation with a glowing background, some swirls and rendering some 3D effects.

Create A Beautiful Love Wallpaper

Create a photo manipulation with the use of such elements like cloud mist, music, and heart shaped brushes to give life to this manipulation.

How To Create Waved Valentine Background With Hearts

Learn to create a waved Valentine’s background using custom shapes, the pen tool and layer styles.

Valentine’s Day Card Tutorial

Learn to use the Paint Bucket tool, layer styles, brush styles and light blending modes to create a lovely Valentine’s Day card.

Create a Conceptual Image of a Couple Jumping from High Cliffs

Learn how to create a fantastic lover’s leap like conceptual image by combining stock photos, Photoshop brushes, and textures.

Create Colorful Valentine’s Day Card With Shining Heart

Learn to use simple shapes and gradients in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to create shining hearts and a colorful waved background.

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This article is originally published on Feb 10, 2012, and updated on Jun 22, 2022.
AUTHOR
Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive.

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