Interested in printing your own calendars using Lightroom 3?
I can recommend a great article 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 great article on how to install and use the presets in Lightroom 3. Go and check it out!
Swedish calendar templates and new presets
Only “problem” is that Ed’s calendars are “American style” with weeks beginning on Sundays (who came up with that?) and in English of course.
So I’ve made new calendar templates in Swedish, which also include week numbers. I’ve also made some new Lightroom print presets for the paper size A4. Both the two Ed provided in letter format (‘1 month’ and ‘Full Year’) as well as two additional ones. 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.
The Swedish calendar templates follow the same size and aspect ratio as Ed’s, so they should work well with the the presets he provides for larger format papers!
Swedish not good enough for you?
Update: For additional languages (German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, etc), see my follow-up post!
In the calendar/preset download file I have provided flat psd-files for each month to use in the print templates. In the layered download file are the full layered original psd’s. You can use these and translate to any language you like, provided you want week numbers and use weeks starting with Mondays, to create your own calendar templates.
I couldn’t figure out what font Ed used but found some similar. If you want to translate these templates in Photoshop, you will need to install the following fonts:
You can always change the font in the templates, but that will probably give you some extra work aligning the texts :-).
Download Lightroom Calendar Print Presets (A4 paper size)!
Note that print margins are dependent on printer type, the presets might need adjustments to fit with the printer you are using.
Download layered calendar template PSD’s! (Get the 2012 version!)
Matt’s article gives great information on how to install and use the templates and presets!
For additional languages (German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, etc), see my follow-up post!
Update 2011-01-29: New versions of download files with previous error in July template fixed.