Step 3: Reorder the Calendar Photos
With the calendar photos grouped together into an album, they can now be rearranged and reordered so that they appear in the calendar in that order.
To change the order of the photos, select the album by clicking on its name in the Album panel. Change the Sort by field to Album Order.
Then just click and drag the photo thumbnails around to rearrange them, being sure to put the photo that you want on the cover of the calendar first.
Creating Your Calendar
Now we’re ready to create our calendar.
Step 1: Select your Calendar Photos
- If you grouped your calendar images into a Album, select the album by clicking on the name in the Albums panel and then select all of the photos in the album by choosing Edit>Select All from the top menu bar or use the keyboard shortcut Command-A on a Mac/Ctrl-A on a PC.
- If you didn’t group your photos into an album, select them by scrolling through the images in your Media Browser and selecting as your scroll.
- To select multiple images that are right next to each other in the Media Browser, click on the first photo and then hold down the Shift key while clicking on the last photo. This will select the two photos that you clicked on as well as all of the photos in between.
- To select multiple photos that are not next to each other, hold down the Command on a Mac / Ctrl on a PC as you click on the individual images from within the Media Browser.
Step 2: Build Your Calendar
With your photos selected, click on Create on the right side of the Organizer workspace and choose Photo Calendar from the drop down menu.
This will launch the Calendar workspace where you can choose the settings for your project.
Set the Starting Month and Year for your calendar
You can set the starting date for your calendar at the top of the dialog box. I’ll set mine to January, 2016.
Check the box next to Autofill with Selected Images
With Autofill with Selected Images checked, Elements will use your selected photos to fill in the pages of your calendar.
Choose a theme
You can choose a theme from those listed in the center column of the dialog box.
You can scroll down and click on each theme to see a preview of that design. You’ll notice that some of the themes show a triangular blue mark on the top right corner. The blue mark means that the theme files have not yet been downloaded to your computer. You can use these themes, but you’ll need an internet connection and a minute or two for the files to download.
For my example, I’ll choose the Designer Modern theme.
After clicking OK, Elements will download any necessary files and then build your calendar. When the process is complete, the calendar will open in the Calendar workspace.
There you’ll find an abbreviated toolbar along the left side, the Photo Bin or the Tool Options along the bottom and the pages of the calendar displayed on the right.