Create a Calendar in Photoshop
How to create a personalized calendar in Photoshop
Photo Tip Friday October 4, 2014
This tutorial is about how to create a calendar in Photoshop and customize it as a Christmas present for your family members and friends. You can use your own digital photos to create a unique calendar to give family and friends to hang in their home to remember you and enjoy your photos. You can add important dates such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. to completely personalize your calendar. Let’s get started!
For this tutorial I am going to use Google Calendar as my template. If you have a Google account just go to Calendar and select the month January 2015.
You can customize this calendar by adding important dates and Google calendar marks these dates and remembers them for next year! Now click on “MORE” and select “PRINT”
In this new window select “SAVE AS” and your browser will save this template as a PDF file.
-Open a NEW document in Photoshop, in this example I selected 8”X10” at 300 dpi, to make an 8X10 page and named it January2015
-Go to File > PLACE EMBEDDED and then select the downloaded PDF file. Photoshop converts the PDF and opens it in your new document.
-Hold down the COMMAND/CONTROL and SHIFT key and resize the calendar template to fit to the canvas and press ENTER to accept it.
-Go to FILE> PLACE EMBEDDED and locate the photo that you want to use and Place the photo and resize it
-We are almost done! Create a new LAYER and select White as your background colour. Select Rectangular Marquee tool and make a selection around the Google Text area. Then hold down COMMAND/CONTROL key and hit the DELETE button to fill the selection with white colour.
-Position the photo and select TYPE tool to type a message, name of the month and year, or whatever you want to be seen. In this example I added a short message, month and year, and information about our company.
-Flatten the layers and save it as a JPG file to print it. You can take this file to any print store and ask them to print it for you. Job is done. You can now start another page for February.
It is very easy to create a calendar in Photoshop for your friends and family with your personal messages and beautiful photos.
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