I have been looking all over the internet for quite a while for some of the same print products over here in the UK as there seems to be in the US, but I hit a brick wall. I just could not find a company over in the UK that produced 3×3 or 3×4 keepsake accordions with more than 10 pages. Originally I was after an accordion with 12+ pages so I could make personalised pocket calendars.
I soon realised that although there are a lot of fabulous US templates out there that are downloadable from the internet, they aren’t always compatible with UK products. So I set about designing my own.
My first task was to find a way to insert the monthly calender onto my accordions. I stumbled upon quite a few companies who offered Photoshop calendar brushes, and I thought I had found my answer. But, although they were all very reasonably priced, there was still a charge. Being a start-up company I need to keep all my costs to the very minimum.
So, I decided to make my own and share them with anyone else who is looking for these brushes. Each month is an individual brush so you can place them where ever you need them. This is how my calendar turned out using these brushes.
They are free for you to download and use as you wish on any print product. All I ask is that you do not re-share them under your own name. A link back to my blog or a mention is not necessary but would be greatly appreciated.
Once you have downloaded the files, you need to unzip them. Then you need to go into Photoshop CS5 or Elements, click on your brush icon and expand the brush options. Click on load brushes, find your file and add the brushes.
I hope you find this of some help.