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This week’s feature is entitled Virtual Mushiness. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – are YOU ready for it? Following are a bunch of tutorials ranging from creating cute heart wallpapers (which could be easily adapted as a card for that special someone), to heart-hugging bears and enough candy to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Head on after the break to meet the madness!
|Valentine’s Day Hearts – by AdobeTutorialz
The next lesson I’ll show you a possibility of designing the abstract background for Valentine’s Day, made very stylish. After finishing this colourful tutorial, you’ll find yourself with a cool retro Valentine’s Day wallpaper! You can always adjust and change it to use it as a virtual card as well.
|Valentine’s Day Bear – by Pimp my Com
Alright, everyone knows how annoying those flash ads with talking emoticons are. But frankly, if you can get past the annoyance, they don’t look too bad do they? This tutorial will walk you through creating a shiny teddy bear commonly seen in those adverts, perfect perhaps to send to your worse enemy, complete with an obnoxious rollover audio.
|Valentine’s Day Ideas – by AdobeTutorialz
This modern art piece is pretty slick. With wings sprouting out of its back, and a tattoo-like floral design surrounding it, this heart could completely feel at home in a biker gang. Use the little guy as a wallpaper, or send it to someone you love!
|Valentine Heart – by Photoshop Archive
Using brushes and shapes, you’ll be able to whip up this virtual box of chocolate in no time. True, it looks like clip-art, and someone will think you’ve just taken it off a clip-art site, but you’ll rest easy with the knowledge that this box of chocolates is adorned with the sweat of your brow!
|Candy Hearts – by Photoshop Guides
Hey, always wanted to make your own virtual candies? Well now you can have your cake and write on it too. This tut will walk you through creating a fully customizable candy heart in Photoshop. Make a bunch, personalize them, and send them out to your friends as small tokens this Valentines!
|Valentine’s Day Romantic Background – by Adobe Tutorialz
Yet another Valentine’s Day wallpaper from AdobeTutorialz! This one uses repeating patterns and Web 2.0 hearts to adorn your background. Perhaps you can use it as a backdrop for a mushy message?
|Valentines Hearts – by TDW
This is closest to a Valentine’s Day card I could find. A bright, pulsing purple heart rests romantically on an equally purple background. With this much beckoning, how can you resist giving this tut a try?
|Designing a Candy Gift Box – by Your Photoshop Guide
Another box of candies! This one looks quite different from clip-art though. With shiny ribbon and a two-tier box design, my mouth is already watering thinking of the goodies that hide within.
|Love Wallpaper for the Desktop – by AdobeTutorialz
Maybe, just maybe, this Valentine’s is going to be a hard one. Perhaps your heart has been torn asunder, the fleshy pieces scattered by wind across the land. Never fear brave Photoshopper, this is the tutorial for you!