Feb 10 2012

Top Valentine’s Day Graphic Design Tutorials

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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.

Mind Blowing Valentines Day Photo Manipulation Tutorial

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.

Love Me – Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial

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.

Create Abstract Colorful Valentine’s Day Card

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.

Make a Plush Material & Embellish a Custom Logo In It

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.

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

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.

Making of Be My Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day Card
Learn to create, color and use gradient overlay effects on a Bokeh pattern to create this Valentine’s Day greeting card.

Happy Valentine's day card

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.

3D Valentine's Day Typography Tutorial

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.

Create a Stylized Valentines Poster

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.

Sweet Red 3D Love Text Effect

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

Make a Heart in Photoshop

Shiny Heart On The Dark Background
This tutorial will teach you how to create an abstract heart using a splash image and the Scriptina font.

Shiny Heart On The Dark Background

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.

Photoshop Heart Tutorial for Valentines Day

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 Magical Flaming Heart Illustration in Photoshop

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.

Create A Heart Icon In Photoshop

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.

The Stone Heart Photo Manipulation Tutorial

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.

Create Festive Background for Valentine’s Day with Abstract Hearts

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

Make a Cool Vector Wallpaper in Photoshop

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.

Valentine Photoshop Wallpaper with Jeans Heart

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.

Create Abstract Valentine’s Day Illustration With Hearts

St. Valentine’s Day Photo Manipulation
Create a stunning photo manipulation with a glowing background, some swirls and rendering some 3D effects.

St Valentine's Day Photo Manipulation

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.

Create A Beautiful Love Wallpaper

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.

How To Create Waved Valentine Background With Hearts

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.

Valentine’s Day Card Tutorial

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 a Conceptual Image of a Couple Jumping from High Cliffs

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.

Create Colorful Valentine’s Day Card With Shining Heart

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About the 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. You can reach him via Twitter.

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Comments and Discussions
  • César Castro, 10 February 2012

    These are really TOP! Anyone knows of something like this using bottles? It would really come handy!

  • John, 10 February 2012

    Thank you for including some of my Valentine Day tutorials in this beautiful collection :)

  • Allen, 10 February 2012

    These are great tutorials. Perfect for valentine’s day

  • Dylan Parry, 11 February 2012

    Perhaps a better title would have been “A list of cheesy Photoshop tutorials guaranteed to make you feel nauseous”? Yuck!

  • ravi, 12 February 2012

    i like the fifth and seventh one!

  • Beau, 12 February 2012

    Awesome graphics! Thanks

  • Funny Pictures, 13 February 2012

    All these are just great. Incredible design!

  • modra ideja, 13 February 2012

    the 16th picture is fantastic!

  • Arjun Rk, 26 April 2012

    Gr8 post. Thanks for sharing.

  • mario, 22 July 2012

    excellent collection of tutorials, thanks

  • John, 27 July 2012

    All are just mind blowing. Great stuff. Bookmarking fore sure!

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