Saturday, 20 November 2010
Unit 310 Produce your own calendar in Photoshop
The following process is for example purposes and I will not be using this process again because of the costs and the ascetics as the image does not present itself as well when the calendar is over the image.
I just got a calendar file (.psd) from my friend, and I already used it to create unique calendars. So I would like to share how to create your own 2010 calendars by using this calendar file. Not only for your own 2010 calendar, but you can also create nice and unique 2010 calendar for your friends, family, etc. Moreover, you can create the calendar for selling as well. Anyway, before I go over into details, I would like to show before/after images as shown below.
1. Download zip file CLICK HERE. Unzip this file “2010.zip” to get “2010.psd”.
2. Then, open “2010.psd” with Adobe Photoshop.
3. Let’s look at the layer pallet and you will see each layer containing date of each month in 2010.
4. I will demonstrate you how to use this file (so easy) to create the calendar of January 2010. Let’s open a photo.
5. Duplicate layer by right click and select duplicate layer.
6. Select the destination file which you would like the layer to be on and the click OK.
7. After clicking OK, you will see at the layer named “January” in the layer pallet over the background layer.
8. You may see that layer named “January” is so small because my photo is very large. I am not worried about this problem because my layer “January” is text which I can expand as big as I want.
9. Use free transform command (Edit>Free Transform) to expand size of text until you are satisfied with overall size. What’s more, you can add effect into the text such as dropping shadow, blending layer, etc.
10. Add some additional text if you like.
11. You will get nice and unique 2010 calendar which is ready to print and /or send to someone for this New Year.
12. You can try another style like this as well.