Hey everyone. Later this week I’m heading to teach my Lightroom seminar in Seattle. We’ve got almost 500 people signed up so it’s getting full but you can still probably grab a seat if you’re in the area. Now for some presets. The past few years I’ve featured some killer Lightroom Calendar Preset templates from blog reader, Ed Weaver. A few years ago, Ed contacted me with some calendar graphics that he created specifically for creating Calendar Print templates in Lightroom. Once I saw his sample image I immediately said to myself, “I wish I thought of that! I wonder if he’ll notice if I steal ‘em and call ‘em my own?” Totally kidding on the second part. I do wish I thought of it but I didn’t. Luckily Ed has been kind enough over the years to continue developing them, and to let me share the presets here on the blog. And just like last year, he went above and beyond and included all of his source files and directions on how to use them.
Before we go any further, here’s an example with all 12 months. You can also create 1-month templates using Ed’s presets as well. So basically, you can choose all 12 months on the page, or just 1 month at a time (click to see it larger):
Okay, here’s what to do:
1. Here’s the link to Ed’s website. There’s a Calendar Presets link at the top but more importantly, you should check out Ed’s photos. He’s got some beautiful stuff.
2. Download the 2014 Calendar Templates – Go to this page. There is a Zip file at the bottom of the page. This is the zip file with a folder called Lightroom Templates. Install them in the Print Module NOT THE DEVELOP MODULE. Again, read the User Manual if you need help with it.
3. Calendar JPGS – These are the actual graphics for the calendars. Just import them like you would any other JPEG, PSD or photo into Lightroom.
4. 2014 Calendar Pages – If you want to tinker and tweak the actual source files you can use this download and use the Pages app.
Installing the presets is a little bit different than normal so make sure you check out Ed’s User Manual included in the zip file. Also, Ed created the calendar templates using Pages, and he even added the source files if any of you want to look inside or tweak ‘em.
If you like these, I’d sure appreciate it if you share this post on your Facebook, Google+, Twitter accounts, and anywhere else (you can click the links below this post). Also, please stop by Ed’s site, pay him a visit and say thanks. I said it last year and I’ll say it again. Let’s give a big round of applause to Ed Weaver for continuing to put the work in to sharing these each year. That’s what makes running a blog so cool. It’s the interaction and ideas that come from the people who visit it. If there’s anything that I’m incredibly grateful for as this year comes to a close, it’s the support I get from all of you. Thanks Ed, you ROCK! I appreciate it and I know everyone here does as well. As always, let us know what you think. Enjoy!