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Valentine Photoshop Wallpaper with Jeans Heart
Tutorials Textures and Patterns 53789 January 29th, 2018

Learn how to create a Valentine Day Wallpaper in Photoshop from this easy to follow tutorial. We'll create a beautiful heart made from jeans pattern and leather with stitching effect


Hopefully you will learn new things from this Valentine Photoshop tutorial and decide to download the free wallpaper. And I also hope you will share it with all your friends.

Preview of The Final Image

Here is what we are about to create, a nice jeans heart with stitch brushes and leather texture. If you like jeans and fabric inspired tutorials you can check out this tutorial.

Because I am making a Valentine Day Wallpaper I have to take into account the wallpaper size before I begin. As you know there are many different resolution sizes, for example 1600x1200, 1920x1080, and so on.

Usually, when I make a wallpaper, I create it at 1920x1200 px size. That way, since most people's resolutions are that size or smaller, the wallpaper comes out looking good. It's always better to shrink it than to try and stretch it.

Another trick is to use a seamless pattern for the background and to blend the other images with this background, so that if you need a bigger image you can easily add extra pixels. I will use this trick in my Valentine Day Photoshop tutorial.

Denim Pattern Background

I am aware that there are other tutorials that learn you how to create denim/jeans texture in Photoshop so this will not be my main focus. I will use instead a denim seamless pattern. If you don't like this pattern you can use one of the many Jeans Texture available for free on the internet. But if it hasn't the proper size it may not look so good

Call the first layer Denim Background and fill it with any color you want. I will make a denim background using these Jeans Patterns so load them into your Photoshop. Open the layer style window and add Pattern Overlay using the Jeans Dark Wash pattern.

Create another layer and add a Sunburst using these Sunburst Brushes. Use the color white to make the Sunburst right in the center of the image. Resize it to cover the entire canvas. Now change the Blending Mode of this layer to Overlay 10% to obtain a more softer look.

Create a Jeans Heart

Download these Heart Custom Shapes and draw a simple heart shape in the center of the image. Make sure you have the Paths selected.

With the Convert Point Tool click and drag the anchor point. Without letting go, move the mouse around to obtain a curve. The line that is created is called the Tangent Line.

Select the Path Selection Tool, right click and choose Make Selection like shown in the image.

Go to the Denim Background Layer and press CTRL+J, the result is a Layer via Copy. Call this new layer Denim Heart and place it above all the other layers. Time to add some layer styles to this image so open the Layer Style window and add:

Inner Shadow

Outer Glow

Inner Glow

Add a new layer and add it Clouds Filter using #373a3e and #84898d as Background and Foreground colors. Set the blending mode of this layer to Color Dodge 17%. A higher opacity will give you a lighter denim color so it is you choice how you want to look like in the end.

Jeans Effect in Photoshop

As I told you earlier it's not my intention to show you how to create a denim texture from scratch but this step requires some jeans related effects. I am talking about stitch effect and fabric folds around the edges of our new created Denim Heart.

Let's start creating some fabric folds using a simple custom made brush. You can find it in my resources ZIP pack . Select the Denim Heart layer shape and go to Select Menu, Modify, Contract with 12 px.

Convert this selection into a Work Path (right click on the selection). Create a new layer and call it Jeans Folds. Make sure you have the Denim Folds Brush selected and that the Foreground color is white. Go to the Paths Tab and right click on the Work Path like in the image and choose Stroke Path:

Set the blending mode to Overlay 60% and add some layer styles like shown in the image.

Stitch Effect in Photoshop

Load the Stitch Brush that you'll find in the same Zip resources file. Create a new layer above all the other layers and call it Stitch Effect. Select the Heart Shape and Contract the selection by 22 px. Make Work Path from this selection.

Set the Foreground color #c8932e. Select the Stitch Brush for the Brush Tool and go to Paths Tab. Right Click on the Work Path and choose Stroke Path.

To make it look more realistic I will now add some layer effects like Drop Shadow and Outer Glow. Follow these settings:

Your Jeans Heart it should now look like this:

Fabric Label Made in Photoshop

Use the Rounded Rectangle Tool to create a label. Call this layer Fabric Label and place it below the Denim Heart Layer.

Open the Layer Style Window and add Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow and Pattern Overlay. By the way, the most important thing is to set the color of the label #9b3232. The Pattern Overlay used is the same Jeans Dark Wash pattern used in the first step.

I wrote my website name "" using the Segoe UI free font. Set the Blending Mode to Color Dodge 100%.

Leather Heart Label

To make this heart label I will use a leather texture . I picked from the list this beautiful free leather texture but you can of course choose another one. Copy the texture into Photoshop. Change the color by adjusting the Hue/Saturation balance. Make sure you check Colorize.

Open the Heart Custom Shapes list and add this broken heart shape using Paths. Make a Selection out of this shape. Press CTRL+J to make a Layer via Copy extracted from the Leather Texture Layer.

Add some layer styles to the Leather Heart Layer like Drop Shadow, Outer Glow and so on:

Set the Dotted Brush for the Eraser Tool. You will find this brush in the ZIP resources file. Select the Broken Heart Shape and Contract it by 17 px. Transform the selection into a Work Path and Stroke using Eraser Tool.

Depending on the size of your heart shape you will have to adjust the size of the Dotted Brush and the Spacing between dots, otherwise your result might not look so good!

Vintage Leather Effect

To make the leather look more realistic and beautiful I decided to add it an extra texture. So in another layer copy an Old Paper Texture. Select the Leather Heart Shape and add it as Layer Mask to the Old Paper Layer. Set the Blending Mode of the Old Paper Layer to Multiply 100%, You can adjust the Brightness and Contrast Balance to obtain the best result.

For a 3D look, duplicate the Old Paper Layer, reduce the Fill to 0% and add Bevel and Emboss like shown in the image:

After adding the Denim Background, the Denim Heart, the Leather Heart and the Stitch effects, our image should now look like this:

Stitch Text Effect

Create a new layer and call it Handwriting Layer. Use the Stitch Brush to write by hand a text on the Leather Heart. Use the #ffeace color for the brush and also add a Drop Shadow effect, 1px shadow and distance.

Valentine's Day Wallpaper

For the final touches I decided to use some small details using the Stitch Brush. Using freehand drawing, add small hearts and swirls made in doodle style. I added this details in Handwriting Layer, in Stitch Effect Layer and a new created layer Stitch Overlay. In this new layer use a the color white for the brush and Overlay for the Blending Mode of the layer.

Here is the final result for the Valentine Photoshop Wallpaper with Jeans Heart, I really hope you like it. In just a few days we will give you the free wallpaper for desktop and iPhone, just in time for Valentine's Day!

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44 comment(s) for "Valentine Photoshop Wallpaper with Jeans Heart"

5:39 PM Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Thank you my friend! reply
6:24 AM Thursday, February 2, 2012
I am glad you like it Saya! reply
3:40 PM Friday, February 3, 2012
Very nice tutorial. Thanks so much. reply
3:42 PM Friday, February 3, 2012
I am happy you liked my new tutorial :) reply
11:40 AM Saturday, February 4, 2012
Hey thanks for your tutorial, I did one similar to yours, not as great but i think i pulled it off by adding my own style. reply
11:45 AM Saturday, February 4, 2012
Hi R.J.
your work looks great, I love the fact that you added your own style and details...this is the most important part! reply
7:37 AM Sunday, February 5, 2012
Thank you Ankhaa, I am really glad you like it! reply
2:53 PM Saturday, February 11, 2012
thanks for this awesome tutorial.. i modified it a bit to my liking as i didnt like the "broken" heart concept... thanks again..the tutorial was easy to follow.
but can you tell me how to make the denim buttons you have added after the vintage leather effect..??? reply
3:20 PM Saturday, February 11, 2012

I am glad you liked the tutorial...your result looks great, I love the message you have added ("you make my world go upside down" :)) and all the other details!

About the buttons I have forgot to mention that I have taken hem from this image. Simply crop the buttons, add a little shadow around them where they meet the leather surface, and that is all!

8:07 AM Tuesday, February 14, 2012
bonito tutorial, personalizado con mis ni????as, espero que te guste,
gracias, una abrazo guapaaaaa reply
8:12 AM Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Gracias amiga, tu sabes que me gustan mucho tus trabajos :)
un abrazo a ti tambien!!!! reply
1:09 PM Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I am glad that I have found this tutorial.
My favourite style is the jeans&country style. This is a very nice tutorial for me.
Thanx again!!! When I create the own image I will send it to you.
Sorry for my English. reply
1:12 PM Wednesday, February 15, 2012
:) I also like this jeans country effect very much! Please upload your work when it is done, I am always curios to see other people creativity. reply
6:40 AM Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I am stuck at converting the heart shape into a work layer. I select the heart shape>contract by 12 pixel but then when i right click on it all the options are grayed out. i can not figure a way around this. reply
7:23 AM Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Make sure you have the Lasso Tool selected when you press Right Click on the selection otherwise the Make Work Path option won't work! reply
9:12 AM Friday, July 27, 2012

I'm glad you liked my tutorial and also I am very grateful you decided to share your result with us ... looks very nice ! Keep up the good work :) reply
11:46 PM Monday, November 26, 2012
i have problem, i am stuck on making stitch brush after shadow jeans effect. I have made work path and succeed with brush stitch. But the problem is, the direction of this brush stitch is always horizontal, although i have choosed Shape Dynamics. reply
11:46 PM Monday, November 26, 2012
Hi Nita,

I don't know what to say about that...maybe you should upload the result where you have problems so that I understand better; also include in the image a printscreen for the brush settings! reply
6:35 AM Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hi, problem is solved. My problem was, the key icon on shape dynamics was open. And this is my result. What do you think ? This is my second art from your tutorial :)
One Question, which step did i miss, so that the sunbrust layer still on the shape heart? reply
6:39 AM Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I really like the result, looks nice but you have to pay more attention to details to make everything look even better. For example the stitch brush with that outline doesn't look to realistic.
Keep up the good work Nita! reply
11:46 PM Sunday, December 9, 2012
Et oui c'est encore moi :D
Aujourd'hui, je me suis bien amus??e avec vos tutoriels...
Merci encore une fois de partager vos cr??ations et de nous permettre de les r??aliser.


And yes it's me again: D
Today, I had a great time with your tutorials ...
Thank you once again for sharing your creations and allow us to achieve. reply
11:50 PM Sunday, December 9, 2012
Hello again,

I am really impressed by the result, looks great! reply
11:48 PM Monday, December 10, 2012
Hooo! merci c'est tr??s agr??able de lire ce compliment surtout pour une auto-didacte.
Chaque jour je d??couvre un peu plus les possibilit??s de cr??ations offertes par Photoshop.... Et c'est gr??ce ?? des personnes qui comme vous prennent le temps de tenir un blog explicatif. Alors oui, j'appr??cie votre travail ?? sa juste valeur.
C'est juste, G??nial :D


Hooo! thank you it is very nice to read this compliment, especially for a self-taught. Every day I discover a little more design possibilities offered by Photoshop .... And it is thanks to people like you who take the time to blog explanatory. So yes, I appreciate your work to its fair value. This is just Awesome: D reply
11:52 PM Monday, December 10, 2012
Thank you very much! And I advice you to continue learning Photoshop because it has so much too offer :) reply
1:14 AM Monday, January 7, 2013
Hey dude, could you possibly send me the psd for this...I'm swamped with work man...and I really love this design... reply
1:18 AM Monday, January 7, 2013
I am sorry Chris but only some tutorials have the PSD file attached. If you have some troubles with the steps maybe I can help you! reply
8:41 AM Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Here is a beautiful red stitched jeans heart , one of my favorite so far made by Carrot)) ( reply
5:41 AM Thursday, February 14, 2013
Another cool result made by mamina (

10:55 AM Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wow it seems that this tutorial is really popular, here is yet another cool result, a stitched denim heart with leather and lace ... beautiful!
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1:09 AM Monday, February 18, 2013
What a great tutorial! I had a great time doing it. Everyone has such nice works, too! Thanks for the idea! reply
1:10 AM Monday, February 18, 2013
Thank you for practicing the tutorial Ksusha ! reply
1:13 AM Monday, February 18, 2013
Another great result, a beautiful red leather heart with jeans pattern made by Leno?ka11 reply
12:20 AM Wednesday, February 20, 2013
beautiful Photoshop work made by Elena ( reply
2:51 AM Sunday, October 6, 2013
Thank U very much for this very good tutorial, as new bee in photoshop it took me 6 hours to learn , once understood the concept it became easy to understand.

anyway thank U reply
2:31 AM Friday, May 2, 2014
Hello everyone, i followed the tutorial just to see how the stitch is made. i do designed for a virtual world, and i was so trying to make the seam look perfect, and i got across this tutorial. i must say is wonderful. i'll spend few days to watch more. but... :D i worked on another shape with other textures, cos i wasn't that really on the hole tutorial. and here is what came out

i think for a better look, the folds should be multiply, at least is what i did. i still try to figure what is better for a flowery pattern ;)

ty once again psd-dude reply
2:26 AM Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Hi PSDDude!

This is old post but thanks for this awesome tutorial. I made couple years back android home and lock screen, thanks to this tutorial. Here's link to that and thanks for your great work!
Sherry Kirk
Sherry Kirk
2:45 AM Thursday, February 19, 2015
I absolutely love this site! Thanks for all the tips and great tutorials. reply
3:38 AM Thursday, February 19, 2015
I am happy to hear that you like our Photoshop lessons! reply
4:51 AM Monday, September 14, 2015
Thank you for this wonderful tutorial, it helped me a lot in developing realistic 3D virtual dresses. reply
6:54 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2018
thanks so much for this tutorial
this is what i came up with reply
1:06 PM Monday, April 29, 2019
Now that was a really cool Tut. Love the stitching effect. Very clean and easy to follow. reply
1:06 PM Monday, April 29, 2019
Very useful. So real and easy steps. thanks reply
1:06 PM Monday, April 29, 2019
Really Cool Tutorial. Thank u my friend. reply
12:41 PM Monday, June 10, 2019
This seems to me too much easy and informative tutorial and thanks for sharing with us. reply

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