© Sandra Trainor
Learn how to apply layer styles to custom shapes in this Photoshop tutorial. You will download and install some free custom shapes, brushes, and layer styles to work with, then create two intertwined hearts on a background of small, colorful hearts. You'll discover that a mask doesn't work well with certain layer styles, and learn a way of intertwining the hearts without the need of a mask; using instead the Copy and Paste commands plus the Eraser tool. It's the perfect tutorial for Valentines Day, with techniques that can be used in a any project throughout the year.
• Intertwined Hearts Using Layer Styles and Custom Shapes in Photoshop