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Tutorial for Designing Your Own Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine’s Day is nearly here and you are probably still looking for that perfect e-card to send to your partner. There are lots and lots of e-cards on the internet, but you want something special. Well, we are here to your rescue with a great idea:

What if you designed your own Valentine’s Day card in Adobe Illustrator?
The final result of our tutorial.
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It is simpler than you thought and we are here to guide you in this step by step tutorial.

 

Step 1: Select Your Favorite Heart Shape

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Look through our Valentine’s Day special vector pack and select your favorite vector element. Drag and drop it onto your workspace.

 

Step 2: Create the Background

Use the Rectangle Tool (press R on your keyboard) and fill it with the full gradient of the red color.

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Choose the Radial type of gradient – which will make the rectangle light red in the middle and black towards the edges.

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Use the Ellipse Tool (key L on your keyboard) to create a circle. Fill the circle with gradient – the dark tones of red color and don’t forget to set the opacity to 60% and the transparency mode to Lighten this way you will create a smooth transition to the bakground.

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Step 3: Duplicate the Circle

Create a circle and duplicate and move the copies around as much as you think it looks like an awesome background

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Step 4: Glowing Effect

Our entwined hearts look still rather dull, so it is time to make them glow.

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Step 5: Add A Message

Use the Text Tool (key T) and…use your imagination to express your feelings. Be as romantic as you want – or choose a line from your favorite song. Either way, once you added the text, your 100% original Valentine’s Day card is ready. We picked the font Pacifico which is really free on Dafont.com

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Also don’t forget to duplicate the text and make it black with an opacity of 60% to make a nice looking shadow for the text.

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Congratulations, you did it!

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