Today we put in a network ready calendar for 2018 + will try to explain how to create a beautiful and absolutely free own calendar in popular raster graphics editor Photoshop. In one of the posts we have already talked about how easy it is to make calendars with action, now let’s learn how to edit them faster.
In order to create a calendar in Photoshop, you will need at least the program itself (preferably at least version CC), as well as a good imagination and sense of style. If all present, then start working…
Just below the place the calendar grid itself, to make it easier to copy it if necessary.
Calendar for 2018
Now go directly to the creation of the calendar for 2018.
If you need a calendar in horizontal format, then go to one of the previous lessons… There you can download an action for these purposes.
If you need the calendar grid in the vertical version, then let’s do it together…
So, create a new document of A4 format, or which one you like best.
Next, take the tool “Slice Select Tool” or “Cutting” to divide the document into multiple equal parts.
Select “Divide Slice” by pressing the right mouse button with the selected tool.
Choose a value of 7 vertically and the same horizontally. Put a check in the “Preview” button to see the result in advance.
Then just take the tool to create a text layer and write the desired values of days of the week.
Should be able to start like this: (if you used the Alt key pressed).
And then this:
You can group layers together and name the layer group as “the Days of the week.”
Duplicate the group of layers hold down the right mouse button, select “Duplicate Group”.
Right arrows move the group that you just created, to look like this:
The Alt key will help to copy the rest of the group layers…
Then just change the numbers in order, starting with 01 and ending 31. Remove the visibility from the remaining unnecessary layers, or delete them.
Now it is time to highlight in red the weekend. For these purposes we use the tool “Rectangle Tool”.
Using “Rectangular selection” we do the weekend and then change their color to red.
This can be done using the “Blending Options” or options overlay in the layers panel.
Now the main thing – the right mouse button, select “Create Clipping Mask” or “Create clipping mask”. This action we will remove the background and highlight the figures in red.
If you duplicate the layer with the clipping mask, you can highlight in red and the days of the week:
Calendar grid for 1 month is ready! To make the whole calendar, you just need to use your imagination and remove the unneeded layers with numbers and create a copy of the document. More about this can be read here.
Download calendar for the year 2018 for free