Valentine’s Day Design: Best Tutorials and Resources Roundup

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 Photo – A fairly simple tutorial that shows how to create a heart with wings completely from scratch.

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

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

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

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

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.

colorful background for Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day Text – Create text "Happy Valentine’s Day" from a lot of hearts.

Happy Valentine’s Day Text

February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

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

valentine's day card

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

Simple Valentine’s Day e-Card

Grunge Valentine’s Design

grunge valentine's design


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

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

heart graphics

Heart Vector Illustration – A free vector heart from Vector4Free.

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

Vector Doodles


Lovely Heart Vector – Another fancy vector heart.

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

Grunge Hearts – A set of four grunge heart vectors.

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

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

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


A collection of assorted heart vectors.

Valentine Card 2 – A vector Valentine’s Day card.

Valentine – A vector heart with flourishes and a patterned background.

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