Make your calendar grid more colourful
The calendar templates we’re providing are grey by default and, although they’re functional and will suit any picture you put in, you may wish to liven them up by adding a splash of colour. To do this you can sample a colour from the picture you’ve placed in the calendar, such as the green in our squirrel image, and then apply it as a wash of colour to the text and calendar grid below. When you’ve sampled a colour, you can apply it to every grid in the calendar or make subtle tweaks to each month. Try to pick a colour that complements your image as it shouldn’t fight for attention as the main focus. Be careful with lighter shades and yellows, which have the potential to make the calendar grid harder to see.
1 Sample the main colour from your image
Go to the Toolbox and at the bottom you’ll see two squares which show the foreground and background colour. Click the foreground colour square, which is set to black be default, to bring up the Color Picker. Now click on the dominant colour of your shot to sample it and hit OK to close the panel.
2 Give your calendar a wash of colour
We’re going to apply this colour to the calendar grid. Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool make a selection of the text and grid beneath your shot and then hit Ctrl+U to bring up the Hue/Saturation panel. Click Colorize and the sampled colour will be applied. Hit OK and then Ctrl+D to lose the selection.