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Valentine’s Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

February 1st, 2010

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s one of those holidays that presents plenty of design possibilities, from cards to website modifications. But sometimes it can be a little puzzling when trying to figure out where to start. And other times, you just don’t have enough free time to create what you had in mind completely from scratch.

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That’s where the resources we’ve gathered below can come in handy. We’ve found some great tutorials that can show you how to create some Valentine’s Day-inspired artwork. And we’ve also rounded up a ton of great stock resources for you, from icons to Photoshop patterns and brushes to vector illustrations. Use them as a starting point for creating something really unique while also saving time. If you have more resources you’d like to share, please do so in the comments.

You might also be interested in: 50 Exquisite Gifts for this Valentine’s Day 

 

Tutorials

Here are some excellent tutorials to get you started on your Valentine’s Day design projects. Most teach basic techniques that can easily be adapted to suit your needs.

Photoshop Heart Wing Logo Photo
A fairly simple tutorial that shows how to create a heart with wings completely from scratch.

wingedheart Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Heart Angel in Photoshop
Another tutorial for creating a winged heart, very different from the previous one mentioned.

angelheart Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Hearts on Sun Rays Background Wallpaper
A tutorial for creating a grungy heart and sun-ray wallpaper.

sunraywallpaper Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Valentine’s Day Hearts
A tutorial for creating a colorful Valentine’s Day Hearts illustration in Photoshop.

valentinesdayhearts Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Love Wallpaper for Your Desktop
A Photoshop tutorial for creating a grungy love-themed desktop wallpaper.

lovewallpaper Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Create colorful background for Valentine’s Day
How to create a colorful background for Valentine’s Day, using Custom Shape Tool, Layer Styles, gradients, and other Photoshop tools.

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Happy Valentine’s Day Text
Create text “Happy Valentine’s Day” from a lot of hearts.

Happy Valentines Day Text Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper
February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Valentine’s Day Cards
Learn how to design the background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day.

Valentines Day Cards Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Valentines Day Ideas
Valentines Day Ideas Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Simple Valentine’s Day e-Card
Create a simple Valentine’s Day e-card for your special someone.

Simple Valentines Day e Card Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Grunge Valentine’s Design
Grunge Valentines Design Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Valentine’s day card
A Photoshop tutorial for creating a grungy love-themed desktop wallpaper.

Valentines day card Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Vectors

Weekly Free Illustration: Floral Hearts
A collection of free, vector floral heart illustration samples.

floralheartssampleset Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Free High-Resolution Heart Graphics
9 full-size high resolution heart graphics.

High Resolution Heart Graphics Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Heart Vector Illustration
A free vector heart from Vector4Free.

heartvectorillustration Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Vector Heart Flowers
A vector heart illustration comprised entirely of flowers.

vectorheartflowers Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Grunge Hearts
4 vector hearts in grunge style.

Grunge hearts Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Vector Doodles
Vector Doodles by arwenita Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Lovely Heart Vector
Another fancy vector heart.

lovelyheartvector Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Flowery Hearts
Two hearts with flowers around them in different colorstyles. Ready to be used with included HQ

Flowery Hearts Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Free Vector Set: Red + Black + White
A set of red, white and black icons that includes a few different hearts.

redandblackandwhite Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Grunge Hearts
A set of four grunge heart vectors.

grungehearts Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Valentine 1
A vector illustration of a girl holding a heart.

valentine1 Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

For My Sweet Love Valentine E-Cards
A set of 7 vector Valentine’s Day cards.

sweetlovevalentines Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Dinner For 2
A vector illustration with two place settings and hearts.

dinnerfor2 Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

HeartVectors
A collection of assorted heart vectors.

heartvectors Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Valentine Card 2
A vector Valentine’s Day card.

valentinecard2 Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Valentine
A vector heart with flourishes and a patterned background.

valentine Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Cute Goth
A set of cute goth illustrations that includes skulls and hearts.

cutegoth Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Vector Wallpaper 1
A vector wallpaper made up entirely of patterned hearts.

vectorwallpaperhearts Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Winged Heart
A hot pink winged heart with flames and an orange background.

wingedheart2 Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Flowery Hearts Vector
A beautiful heart vector illustration with a floral motif.

floweryheartsvector Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Icons

Heart Vector Set
A set of heart-shaped vector icons.

heartvectorset Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Heart: A Free Social Icon Set
A set of heart-shaped social networking icons from Smashing Magazine.

heartsocialicons Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Valentine Love Icons
A set of twelve free heart icons.

valentineloveicons Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Brushes

Hearts II Photoshop Brushes
26 brushes in total. For Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+.

heartsII brushes Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Whit Love
16 love Photoshop CS3 brushes.

whit love Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

St. Valentine brushes
11 valentine Photoshop CS3 brushes.

St. Valentine brushes Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Sparkles Brushes
12 brushes in total.

Sparkles Brushes Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Hearts Pattern Pack III
10 heart-shape patterns.

heart patterns Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Heart Brushes
A set of 36 heart brushes for Photoshop in varying styles from XPhotoshoperX.

heartbrushes Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Happy Heart Attack
A set of 9 Photoshop brushes, in a hand-drawn style, from Eraweb.

happyheartattack Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Photoshop Heart Brushes
23 hand-drawn heart brushes.

Photoshop Brushes Hearts Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Pastel Heart Patterns
A set of pastel heart patterns for Photoshop by Nayume.

heartpatterns Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Hearts Pattern
A set of simple heart patterns for Photoshop from XVanillaSky.

heartspattern Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Patterns and Textures

Heart Bokeh Textures
A set of bokeh texture backgrounds from Gloeckchen.

bokehtextures Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Heart Blue Bokeh Texture
A blue bokeh texture background by Erykucciola-stock.

bluebokeh Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

Bokeh Pack 5
A set of multi-colored bokeh textures from Joannastar-Stock.

bokehpack Valentines Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

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