Designing a Calendar

with Nigel French
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Designing a Calendar
Video duration: 0s 2h 20m Intermediate


Learn how to design a calendar that's both functional and inspirational. This course begins by taking a historical look at the different types of calendars. Next, author Nigel French takes you through three different projects (a wall calendar, a circular calendar, and a compact one), using both Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.

Topics include:
  • Observing different styles of calendars
  • Installing and using the Calendar Wizard script for InDesign
  • Placing and fitting images
  • Adding text
  • Working with grids and tables
  • Creating the cover
  • Preparing calendars for print
Illustrator InDesign


- [Voiceover] I'm Nigel French. Welcome to Designing a Calendar. In this short course, we'll be using InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to design three very different calendars. A conventional wall calendar, a circular calendar, and a compact calendar. Each of these mini-projects will bring up different design challenges. We'll be working with the Calendar Wizard script, circular gradients, and creating color palletes.

I'll show you a nifty way of making AutoNumber text move around the circle, and how we can squeeze 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days on a single page and have our calendar still be readable, functional, and attractive. By the time we've finished, you'll have three good-looking calendars to help you plan your next year. Let's get started.

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