Photoshop Tutorials - Calendar Project
Learning Objectives: Practice the following tools, procedures, and concepts

Document size
Guides
Line tool
Snap To Guides
SHIFT + Line tool
Text tool
Type Mask Tool
Using Stock Photography websites

Project Description (details included in HSTutorials.net tutorials):
1) Make calendar grid (7 columns labeled Sunday – Saturday, 5 rows)
2) Number and label the calendar for your chosen month.
3) Choose stock photography to decorate your calendar.
4) Use a Type Mask to display the name of the month

Grading Rubric (1 – below expectations, 2 – meets expectations, 3 – exceeds expectations)
Progress Checks
____ Document Size (1 or 2 only possible grades)
____ 7- 1 inch columns, centered
____ Same size rows
____ Guides for numbers and days of the week
Final Evaluation
_____ Placement of Design (Symmetrical or Asymmetrical balance, not out of printing area)
_____ Descriptive names for every layer
_____ Design appearance at 2 ft
_____ Design appearance at 20 feet
_____ Coordinated color and font of calendar
_____ Type alignment
_____ Coordination with other design (2nd calendar project only)
_____Use of Type Mask for month name

_____ Total Points (of a possible 38)


Calendar Project - Step 1
Create your file
Calendar Project - Step 2
Place a picture on the calendar
Calendar Project - Step 3
Place guides for designing the calendar grid

Calendar Project - Step 4
Use the Line tool to make the calendar grid

Calendar Project - Step 5
Place numbers on the calendar
Calendar Project - Step 6a ..... Step 6b
Place days of the week on the calendar

Calendar Project - Step 7
Use guides to align numbers and day names on the calendar

Calendar Project - Step 8a ... Step 8b ... Step 8c
Use the Type Mask to put the month name on the calendar
Calendar Project - Step 9a.....Step 9b
Use Layer Effects on the calendar
2008 Calendar Info
Month
Begins
Ends
Jan Tues Thurs - 31
Feb Fri Fri - 29
March Sat Mon - 31
April Tue Wed - 30
May Thurs Sat - 31
June Sun Mon - 30
July Tue Thur - 31
Aug Fri Sun - 31
Sept Mon Tue - 30
Oct Wed Fri - 31
Nov Sat Sun - 30
Dec Mon Wed - 31