Hi, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction to a tutorial on making calendars in Photoshop or Elements. What I want to do is make a 800x600 res desktop wallpaper, but I want to put a calendar on it. There has to be an easier way than making squares and putting the numbers in them. :-\ Some way that's not so time consuming and neater.
well, what many people don't realize, is that photoshop and graphic design in general is timeconsuming. You can try to find a template for the year you want, and then rearrange it to suit your needs. adobe studio exchange might have one.
thats what i hated when i first got ps, i thought it would be click, click wow what an image,
discovering it takes hours then you end up not liking it was a real pain but eventually you get what you want, just about
i dont have huge amounts of patience, ps is training that up good
It's so easy to do your own calendar template...& once you've got it, you've got it for good...& you can do it exactly how you want it. Then it's just a matter of changing the dates to suit the month. It's worth putting in the effort to get the better result.
I did go ahead and do it without a premade template or a tutorial. It came out really nice too, well, IMO, it did...just the way I wanted it. It didn't take me long either - just a little over and hour for the whole desktop including making the background and the calendar itself. I've been known to spend hours on a single desktop wallpaper, weeks on a layout, so I was happy it only took me that long to make it.
Thanks for the replies. :-)
I make monthly calendars for the fridge all the time to keep track of stuff. I made a new1.5 in x 1.5 transparent picture. Used select all, stroke on inside, then saved it as defined pattern. Open a new file and fill using the defined pattern. It might have too many squares, no matter. Using the rectangular marquee tool, just select what you don't want and delete. Count seven rows over and five down, and inverse and delete. Also for example March starts on a Tuesday, so delete Sunday and Monday. Then select all and transforn, scale, to bring the edges out to fill the page. Add the dates, a background, full moon or whatever and there you go.