Lightroom Presets – Calendar Print Templates For 2013

Happy Monday everyone. I’m in San Diego today getting ready to teach my Lightroom seminar to around 400, and it looks like a great day. But I’ve also got some presets for you. 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 them and call them 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 last few 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 on the page, or just 1 month at a time (click to see it larger):

Here’s the link to Ed’s website and the presets page. On the page you’ll find 3 downloads:
1. 2013 Calendar Templates – This is the zip file with the Lightroom presets. Install them in the Print Module NOT THE DEVELOP MODULE.
2. 2013 Calendars – These are the actual graphics for the calendars. Just import them like you would any other JPEG, PSD or photo into Lightroom.
3. 2013 Pages Docs – If you want to tinker and tweak the actual source files you can use this download.

Installing the presets is a little bit different than normal so make sure you check out Ed’s installation guide 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. Finally, let’s give a big round of applause to Ed Weaver for sharing these. 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!

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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9 Comments

  1. I converted the large number to French, waiting for Ed to allow me to redistribute.

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  2. Thanks, Ed for developing this templates, and thank to you, Matt for sharing them! I just downloaded them and started making plans to get some fun calendars printed with my macro images before the new year starts!

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  3. Thanks, Matt and Ed. This is excellent. Very easy to use and elegant looking. I even managed to modify the calendars to reflect a Sunday start to the week. :)

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  4. I’ve downloaded the calendar templates for 2013 – they look great, thanks!n- but cannot for the life of me open or install them. I get a message saying they can’t be encrypted, then once I actually get them unzipped LR does not recognize them when I try to import into the print module.

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  5. Thanks Matt for sharing and thanks especially to Ed for creating these templates. Perfect timing in order to create some holiday thank you calendars.

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  6. Any insight into what print sizes these are seup for? I’m guessing 8.5×11, but perhaps it’s A4. Also, what size is the single image / calendar.

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  7. Perfect timing in order to create some holiday thank you calendars.

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  8. These are wonderful, thank you (and 2014 calendar templates are now available!). The one issue I am having is with adding photo captions (already entered in the metadata panel in the Library module). Is this possible and if so how? TIA

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