Today we will learn how to create a calendar grid in Photoshop.
To start, let me explain why make a grid in Photoshop. First, you can adjust the font size, color, brightness, contrast and other parameters of the text, which is impossible when creating a calendar grid in other programs or settings are restricted. Second, you will have a layout, which can be processed further, that is you edit only the image and the calendar grid move wherever you want. And third, you can create operations for adding text, adjusting your layout (an example of such an operation in the video below).
So, let’s begin!
First we will create any document such as A4. Next, select Horizontal Type Tool
Printable numbers, for example, 01. Then create guides to make it easier to distribute the text later. Make them in the shape of squares as shown in the figure below. You should get 7 squares horizontally and the same vertically.
Now create the remaining digits to 07 numbers, introducing them to each cell as a separate unit.
To make it easier when cloning rooms can hold down the Alt key and the selected digit drag it to its new position, so you make a copy of the layer.
When all numbers are entered, select the first 7 digits horizontally and go to menu Layer-Align-Vertical Centers. Align spacing and move on.
To simplify the task – what is most important in this project, therefore, allocated to Shift the layers from 01 to 07, click the right mouse button and select Link Layers. Then hold down the Alt key and move the layers down to the next row of empty cells. Rename the text and perform the same operations with the remaining numbers. You should have 5 layers with numbers from 01 to 31. The last digit removed.
Now, if necessary, can add the same effect to the days of the week.
Allocated again all text layers and go to menu Photoshop: Layer-Smart Objects-Convert to Smart Object. Thus we convert all the layers into a Smart Object, that will give us more flexibility over subsequent actions.
Rename the layer to “month”, or whatever you prefer 😉
Then take the tool Rectangular Marquee Tool and allocated in the form of a rectangle figures from 06 to 28, as shown in the figure below.
Next click in the layers panel to paragraph Create new fill or adjustment layer, select red and click OK.
By choosing a layer with a red fill, click Alt+Ctrl+G or go to menu Layer-Create Clipping Mask.
That is what we should get.
The video below produced by the automation of actions, such as the dataset in the text boxes, linking and grouping layers creating additional action to remove extra numbers and much more.
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