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This tutorial was written using PS Cs5
but may be done with other versions.
Some basic PS knowledge is needed for this tutorial.

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ScrappingElements from: Charlieonline ValentineScrapkit2011
and Other Elements ValentineScraps
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Supplies needed:
The supplies contein:

My ch-heart37.csh

My ch-Style180.asl

My ch-drawinghearts.png

My Tut-Valentine2011-Elements.psd  and   .png

The Bokeh Overlay from Thescrappincop



Save ch-heart37.csh in your Custom Shape folder

Extract the Bokeh Overlayin a folder of your choice

Save ch-Style180 in your Styles folder

Save all the other elements in a folder of your choice

Set your Foreground  color to  #da98b1  and the Background to null

Let's begin!

1 - Open a New Image 600w x 500h transparent background;

Fill your Layer with your foreground colour (#da98b1)

At the bottom of the Layer Palette, click to Add New Layer

2 - From the  SC_BokehOverlays  folder click
and open  SC_BokehOL (1).png  on Photoshop

Image - Image Size
In the new window opens change size to the Document Size from cm to percent

and resize to 50%
Repeat, but this time resize to 33,4%

Select - All
Edit - Copy

3 - Return to your working image and Paste it
Rename as Bokeh

In the Layer Palette change the Mode to  Overlay

and lower the opacity to 28%
hide the layer for now, by clicking the eye icon next to it

Return to the original Bokeh Layer

4 - Select your Custom Shape tool, and 
look for the ch-heart37.csh

In the CustomShape Option set as follow

Draw  your heart

Layer - Rasterize Layer

5 - Click the Styles tab
and choose the ch-Style180

In the Blending Option, click on Bevel and Emboss
and make sure it is setting as below

Highlight and unhide the duplicate Bokeh layer again

Your image should be something similar to this

make sure the duplicate Bokeh is selected
and go ahead

6 - Open the ch-drawinghearts.png
copy and paste it on your working image
Place it upon the heart, as the finished work

Note: Resize the drawinghearts if overflowing from the heart.

7 - Now create a New Layer
and add all the other elements from
My Tut-Valentine2011-Elements.psd or .png file

Use finished as example

Your image should be something similar to this

Put your name or watermark

Add a little border if you like
(I add 2 px and applied on it a style)
and save as .jpg or .png


What do you think to animate it a bit?

Go ahead!

I want to thank Nina from LorettabWeb
for her patience in trying to get me in the head
how to create an animation in Photoshop

You can find a tutorial she wrote about animations with PS......Here


How to glitter a particular in a tag

1 - Open the image you want to animate into Photoshop
or keep that we just finished creating

Add a New Layer
Open your Lasso Tool
and draw a selection in a point of your image as this

Layer - New - Layer via Copy

Duplicate it twice
and rename the layers: glitter1, glitter2, glitter3

Hide glitter2 and glitter3 layers and highlight glitter1

2 - Filter - Noise - Add Noise
When the window pops up set as follow:

Hide glitter1 and keep hide glitter3, highlight and unhide glitter2
change the amout to 85%

Hide glitter2 and keep hide glitter1, highlight and unhide glitter3
change the amout to 90%

Unhide all layer

Your Layers Palette has to be like this

Now go to make our animation

Hide again glitter 2 and glitter3 layers
highlight and unhide glitter1 again

3 - Open the Animation palette from Window - Animation

When the window pops up
Expand the 0 sec button in the bottom panel
and select 0.2 sec from the fly-out menu.

From the Selects Looping options change in Forever

Click twice on
Duplicates Selected Frames
to have 3 frames

4 - Now you have to pay a lot of attention

4a - In the layer palette you have to activate the layers
tag to animate and glitter1

go up to the Animation panel and click on frame1

4b - Now in the layers palette hide glitter1 and unhide and highlight glitter2

go up to the Animation panel and click on frame2

4c - Now in the layers palette hide glitter2 and unhide and highlight glitter3

go to the Animation panel and click on frame3

Click the Play Animation button
and watch how the animated tag played

If you are satisfied on it
and all has been set up,
close the Animation Panel!


It is time to save the image!

Go up to
File - Save for Web & Devices

Make sure the file format is set to gif
change any other options if needed, and save the image!

Save a copy in .psd format too, it might serve you in another time

Thought up for Valentine Day 2011
finished to write on July 2011

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