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March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Hello and welcome in making March 2009 calendar tutorial. In this tutorial we will make a March Calendar Wallpaper using Photoshop CS2 and some of its possibilities. March is the first month of the spring and it gives a wonderful feeling when everything just melts and the sun is shining. So this is why I’ve chosen this theme for my calendar.



March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

Create 1024x768px file. Well if you have a larger monitor resolution maybe you should

create another document with other dimensions.



I’ve filled the background with something like yellow color.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Don’t start from white background – it may change your understanding of the image.


I’ve created a custom brush here – but you can use any sponge brush you want.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


I have a color wheel here. By the way you should study the colors well if you want to

become a master painter: color variations and balance.


I have a reference for the color wheel because I really don’t remember the order of the

colors (for speed means).

March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Now I like it smooth that is why will apply radial blur on the drawn color wheel.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Now some effects will be good too.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Well it gave some sort of tweak.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Now create a copy of color wheel layer.


A little madness: go to the Hue saturation adjustment: drag the hue button and see how the

wheel is really spinning).


Another Calendars:


February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

April Calendar

Now, seriously: apply some layer styles to this layer and after that add a small amount of

Radial-Zoom effect.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Widen it a little bit.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

tX part: Now
our graphic part is ready I think, let’s paste some text, shall we.
Now, it is really a sneaky situation: I’ve tried quite a lot of text
layouts and stopped

oh this one.


Create a round shape (only the outline).


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Choose type tool and begin to type the days of the week.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Do not align the words perfectly.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Type the dates of the month like so.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Tweak the image: choose basic rough round brush and just paint the circles beneath the

days of the week.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper




March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


And that is it for our color wheel March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper lesson.


March 2009 Calendar Wallpaper


Hope you enjoyed this one like I did making it. See you soon.


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Another Calendars:


February 2009 Calendar Wallpaper

April Calendar Wallpaper

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