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Seasonal calendar pages

By Elizabeth  ·  October 7th, 2011

Last week we released our 2012 calendar templates, complete with a new, seasonal design. This week I’m posting three new calendar page templates that I’ve created just for Photoshop Elements. They’re really easy to use and a lot of fun to make.

You can download the Elements templates via this link: PET-2012-seasonal-calendar-page-templates.zip.

Once you’ve downloaded the files to your computer, double-click to decompress them (or use a utility like WinZip or StuffIt). You’ll find three sets of seasonal calendars that you can use with your photos.

I’ve made a short video to show you how to place your own images inside these pages. The great thing about this approach is that it’s really quite flexible; you can place one or two photos into the page, if you’d like, you can alter the background, change colors, whatever. You don’t even need to use my templates to get great calendars — if you have your own frames or shapes that you would like to use, create your own!

At the bottom of this page are links to the original calendar article from Photoshop Elements Techniques, last week’s blog post about the 2012 templates, and Wendy Williams’ single-page calendar tutorial and template.

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6 Replies to Seasonal calendar pages:

  1. Tony

    October 8, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Thank you very much, Elizabeth!

  2. Rhonda

    October 12, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Great tutorial. Thanks Elizabeth!

  3. Lee

    October 21, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I’ve begun making (2012) desktops for my computer using this tutorial. Thanks for the idea and wherewithal.

  4. Eleanor

    December 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    This is great. Thanks Elizabeth. I do have a question though. When I try to order an 8×10 page, Costco crops it down so much as to be unusuable. I even tried fitting it into a smaller document size and that still happened. There are a few people I wanted to make these for but so far I’ve been frustrated. Help!

    Thanks,

    Eleanor

    • Elizabeth

      December 8, 2011 at 10:25 am

      Eleanor,

      My suggestion would be to change the template’s size before adding your photos. If you go to your Image Size dialog box (Image > Resize > Image Size), make sure that the Constrain Proportions box is checked. Then, under Document Size, change the Height to 10 inches (instead of the default 12 inches). This will change the template size to 5.83 x 10 inches and should fit on your 8 x 10 print page!

      Hopefully this might work and feel free to let me know if you run into any more issues!

      -Elizabeth

  5. Dennis

    December 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks Elizabeth. If you wanted to make the calendar Months or days more prominent how would you go about it?

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