I'll show you below in steps, how I used the papers and images from the CD, and the free calendar to create the pages really easily on the computer and then just printed them out. The great thing about this is, once you have the pages made... you can print off and make multiples. They would make great gifts.
When your able to manipulate things in Photoshop , it's easy make the calendar fit onto whatever size page you are working with. Change the size of the page, the calendar ect..
I have all the pages flipped up in these photos so you can see the back sides also.
For today, I'm going to share with you how I put together the pages for this calendar.
The first thing you want to do, is open the paper you choose from the CD in one window, and the calendar in another. ( I have a lot of photos in this post, so I've tried to group some of the steps together in one photo)
*** IF your album is square, you could use the papers just as they are, but if it is rectangular, you might want to crop the papers accordingly so you get all of the pretty image on the paper.
Choose the month you want to add to the page you have chosen. Find your Crop Tool in your tool bar. With your Crop Tool, you will be able to select the area that you want to crop to use. In this case.. the month "August". Once you have selected the area you want to crop, go to "Image" on your tool bar, and the drop down with give you the option "Crop". Click
Now you just need to get that calendar moved over to your page right? Easy! Go to your "move tool", and click on it. (see in the first photo below)
Now, click and hold, on your calendar as you drag it over to the page.
Once it's there, it's going to be a bit large, so if you look at the second photo below, you can see how you can Click Ctrl and T to get the dotted lines all the way around it with the arrows in the corners. This allows you to click on those arrows and hold as you pull in or out to size it to fit your page. If you want to move the entire calendar once you have it the size you want it, just click in the middle and move it.
From there, all there is left to do is make sure you print you pages off to fit whatever size album you are using, start cutting and putting your album together.
I used the png frames over parts of the papers I chose for each month so that they would match. And like I said, I thought it would be a good place for notes, but it would also be a awesome place to add a quote or saying.
I love this image!
I know it's a lot of photos. lol But it seemed odd not to show each month.
Just like I was showing you how you can click and drag to add the calendar to the page, well that's just how you can add things like the buttons. (which are also on the CD). The buttons and the floral border on the Month of April, were the only ones I added extras too. The others are as they are on the CD.
And then here we are back at Christmas again. Hey, how did that happen? lol
And there you have it!
It's an exciting start to the new year for the Crafty Secrets DT. My Dear and super talented friend and fellow DT member Kathy Clement as agreed to take over as Design Team Leader for me. Kathy is going to be great at this! Yay Kathy! Me... well, I'm still hanging around, you know me, I'm like a bad penny :) CS is in my blood, and I love Sandy (and her whole family) like my own. I've just been DT Leader for a long time, and I'm ready to step back and chill a bit. ( It's the whole.. "Life outside my studio" thing again) ha!
So..... with that said... on with the links to the goodies the girls on the DT have to share with you today....
We're also happy to have Julie Campbell a past DT member, guesting with us this month. Yay Julie, so happy to have you!
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