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Creating a Firey Heart in Photoshop

26 August 2008 14,487 views No Comment

Welcome to another exclusive tutorial from PSD Nation. This time I’ll be demonstrating the steps for creating a fiery heart. Check out the final product below:


Step 1 – Creating the Background

Create a background gradient with the colors black, (#000000) and dark grey (#47484d).


Step 2 – Downloading and Preparing the Images

Head over to SXC.hu and download these two images:
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/801003 (the heart)
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/818029 (the flame)

With the heart image use the magic wand tool to delete the background.


Next, use a soft eraser tool to remove most of the background in the flame image before setting the layer’s blend mode to “Screen.”


Step 3 – Finishing the Effect

Duplicate the flame layer a few times and use a soft eraser and Photoshop’s built in transform tools to add a few more flames to the image:


Next, select the heart image’s layer and apply the following layer style modification (color- #ff3600):



Finally, use the elliptical marquee tool to select the middle portion of the heart layer… then use the Ripple distortion filter (Filters > Distort > Ripple) with the following settings:


Congrats! You have now created a spiffy-looking flaming heart.


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