How to Make a Photo Calendar in Photoshop Elements

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

Elements can help you design an attractive calendar of the kids, the girls’ soccer team, the Bullhead Moose fraternity, or any other type of activity or event you want to work with. Elements makes it easy to create professional-looking calendars.

Here’s how you create a calendar that can be ordered and professionally printed via an online service:

  1. Select photos in the Organizer. Alternatively, you can open images in the Photo Editor and select the open photos in the Photo Bin.

    For calendars, you might want to select 13 photos — one photo for the calendar cover and one photo for each month. You can also choose 12 photos and use one of the calendar months for the cover photo.

  2. Open the Create drop-down menu in the Panel Bin and click the Photo Calendar option.

  3. Choose an output source.

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    In the left pane, you make a choice for either printing your creation or using the Shutterfly online service. For both Print Locally and Shutterfly, you have options for choosing the size of your output.

  4. Follow the same steps for any other creation, such as a photo book.

When saving creations, you have a choice to save as a Photoshop Elements Project (*.pse) or as an Adobe PDF (*.pdf) file. Here, a calendar is saved as a PDF document and opened in Adobe Reader.

[Credit: Photos courtesy of Leah Valle]

Credit: Photos courtesy of Leah Valle