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.
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.
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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 PhotoA fairly simple tutorial that shows how to create a heart with wings completely from scratch.
Heart Angel in PhotoshopAnother tutorial for creating a winged heart, very different from the previous one mentioned.
Hearts on Sun Rays Background WallpaperA tutorial for creating a grungy heart and sun-ray wallpaper.
Valentine’s Day HeartsA tutorial for creating a colorful Valentine’s Day Hearts illustration in Photoshop.
Love Wallpaper for Your DesktopA Photoshop tutorial for creating a grungy love-themed desktop wallpaper.
Create colorful background for Valentine’s DayHow to create a colorful background for Valentine’s Day, using Custom Shape Tool, Layer Styles, gradients, and other Photoshop tools.
Happy Valentine’s Day TextCreate text “Happy Valentine’s Day” from a lot of hearts.
Valentine’s Day CardsLearn how to design the background of heartshape forms for Valentine’s Day.
Simple Valentine’s Day e-CardCreate a simple Valentine’s Day e-card for your special someone.
Weekly Free Illustration: Floral HeartsA collection of free, vector floral heart illustration samples.
Free High-Resolution Heart Graphics9 full-size high resolution heart graphics.
Heart Vector IllustrationA free vector heart from Vector4Free.
Vector Heart FlowersA vector heart illustration comprised entirely of flowers.
Grunge Hearts4 vector hearts in grunge style.
Lovely Heart VectorAnother fancy vector heart.
Flowery HeartsTwo hearts with flowers around them in different colorstyles. Ready to be used with included HQ
Free Vector Set: Red + Black + WhiteA set of red, white and black icons that includes a few different hearts.
Grunge HeartsA set of four grunge heart vectors.
Valentine 1A vector illustration of a girl holding a heart.
For My Sweet Love Valentine E-CardsA set of 7 vector Valentine’s Day cards.
Dinner For 2 A vector illustration with two place settings and hearts.
HeartVectorsA collection of assorted heart vectors.
Valentine Card 2A vector Valentine’s Day card.
ValentineA vector heart with flourishes and a patterned background.
Cute GothA set of cute goth illustrations that includes skulls and hearts.
Vector Wallpaper 1A vector wallpaper made up entirely of patterned hearts.
Winged HeartA hot pink winged heart with flames and an orange background.
Flowery Hearts VectorA beautiful heart vector illustration with a floral motif.
Heart Vector SetA set of heart-shaped vector icons.
Heart: A Free Social Icon SetA set of heart-shaped social networking icons from Smashing Magazine.
Valentine Love IconsA set of twelve free heart icons.
Hearts II Photoshop Brushes26 brushes in total. For Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+.
Whit Love16 love Photoshop CS3 brushes.
St. Valentine brushes11 valentine Photoshop CS3 brushes.
Sparkles Brushes12 brushes in total.
Hearts Pattern Pack III10 heart-shape patterns.
Heart BrushesA set of 36 heart brushes for Photoshop in varying styles from XPhotoshoperX.
Happy Heart AttackA set of 9 Photoshop brushes, in a hand-drawn style, from Eraweb.
Photoshop Heart Brushes23 hand-drawn heart brushes.
Pastel Heart Patterns A set of pastel heart patterns for Photoshop by Nayume.
Hearts PatternA set of simple heart patterns for Photoshop from XVanillaSky.
Patterns and Textures
Heart Bokeh TexturesA set of bokeh texture backgrounds from Gloeckchen.
Heart Blue Bokeh TextureA blue bokeh texture background by Erykucciola-stock.
Bokeh Pack 5A set of multi-colored bokeh textures from Joannastar-Stock.