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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.skinner.52056 John Skinner

    It’s funny, I was just looking for an article on this.. You always seem to pull these things off when I’m looking for them. Thanks Matt.

    As a side note here, THANKS for signing my WACOM tablet in Toronto. If I could get Scott, Calvin, Frank and Corey on it too… It would be a family heirloom !

    • http://mattk.com Matt Kloskowski

      No sweat John! Thanks :)

  • http://gravatar.com/leshoward Les Howard

    Thanks Matt. I was hoping you would post the calendar templates again this year. Personalized calendars make great Christmas gifts.

  • Don Hull

    Matt, thanks for the calendar link, and please than Ed Weaver for making the calendar available.

  • http://www.markahyland.com Mark

    Matt,
    Any recommendations for paper for printing these calendars as a gift? Im assuming a thicker paper would be preferable? I use an Epson R3000.
    Thanks

    • http://mattk.com Matt Kloskowski

      I’d use a Luster paper. Glossy works well too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.piazza.16 Sara Piazza

    I downloaded these templates but could not get LR to import them successfully.