Removing Photo Frames
Now that I look at my calendar cover with the added graphics, I think I would like to delete the frame from around the photo and leave just the graphics.
To remove the frame from around a photo on any of your calendar pages, first select the Move tool from the toolbar. Click inside the photo and then right-click (or, if you’re using a Mac with a one button mouse, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking) and choose Clear Frame from the drop down menu.
There is no longer a frame around the photo.
Editing Layer Styles
I’ve added graphic elements to the cover page for the calendar I’m creating and I’ve removed the frame from the around the photo there so that the added graphics stand out more.
But, without the frame, the photo looks a little flat against the background. I can fix this by adding a layer style to the photo.
Layer styles are visual effects–things like drop shadows, strokes and bevels–that you can add to the elements on individual layers and that are editable and non-destructive. Drop shadows are probably the most used of these effects because a drop shadow can instant add depth and interest to a graphic layout.
Working with Layer Styles would typically requirement that you move to the Advanced workspace. But there’s a way to add and edit layer styles right here in the Basic calendar workspace.
To do this, select the select the Move tool from the toolbar and then click inside the photo and then right-click (or, if you’re using a Mac with a one button mouse, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking). Choose Edit Layer Style from the drop down menu.
To add a drop shadow, check the box next to Drop Shadow. The settings box will open. Enter settings that work for your photo, being sure to check the box new to Preview so that you can see the effects of the settings changes as you make them.
For my calendar cover, I’ll use the following settings for the photo drop shadow:
And my calendar cover now looks like this: