Here are the 2013 versions of previous years appreciated Calendar Templates to be used in the print module of Lightroom. Get the free version (jpg files) in any of 12 different languages or buy the fully layered psd files to make your own unique calendar templates (all 12 languages included). New language this year is Polish!
The idea behind these were first described in a great article in 2011 by Matt Kloskowski at Lightroom Killer Tips: Lightroom Presets – Calendar Print Templates.
The original templates/presets are done by Ed Weaver and Matt wrote a very informative article on how to install and use the presets in Lightroom. Go and check it out!
Ed’s original calendars were”American style” with weeks beginning on Sundays and only in English.
These templates are based on the ISO standard calendar, that is, weeks begins with Monday. I’ve also included week numbers according to ISO standards.
The below listed packages contain the free calendar templates for 2013. Just download and use directly in Lightrooms print module using Ed’s print presets! For some additional (and ISO paper size) presets, see below.
Matt’s article gives great information on how to install and use the templates and presets!
Each package includes jpg-files that can be used directly in the presets described in Matt’s article (US sized presets). For ISO-sized paper presets, see further down…
The above calendars are examples of different customizations done with the layered template files. Text fonts, text size, text placements, background colors, more or less anything can be customized using Adobe Photoshop.
Get the fully layered psd-file! Each day, date, background color, etc is placed on a separate layer making it easy to change colors, font style, font size, etc to create your own calendar templates with your unique look.
For only 15 EUR (roughly 18 USD) you receive the fully layered psd-file (including data sets for 2013 calendar months in all 12 languages) and can create your own calendar templates! Swedish VAT is added for sales to EU countries.
Each text element (date, weekday, month, etc) is placed on separate layers making it possible to change font style and font size without the need to realign there positions. Modifications in the fully layered files require some basic Photoshop skills (working with layers, change of fonts, etc). The templates have been created in Photoshop CS5.
The following font is used in the original template file: Geo Sans Light (may be needed to be installed separately). For the Polish templates the font Verdana is used as well (A separate Polish master file is included in the download package, this since Geo Sans Light does not support all Polish characters).
I’ve posted a description on how to modify the calendar templates using the master psd-file.
Download the presets and templates, make your own unique template design if needed and print some beautiful calendars!!!
I’ve also made some new Lightroom print presets for the ISO paper size A4. Both the two Ed provided in letter format (’1 month’ and ‘Full Year’) as well as two additional. These are ’1+2 month’ presets, showing a head month as well as previous and coming months (in smaller size). One is for vertical aligned images and one for horizontal.
Note that print margins are dependent on printer type, the presets might need adjustments to fit with the printer you are using.
The calendar templates follow the same size and aspect ratio as for the US-sized presets, so they work well with both the presets described in Matt’s article as well as the ISO-sized provided here.
Finally, many thanks to two great friends for letting me use some of their images in above examples: