Designing a Personal Photo Calendar with AKVIS ArtSuite

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Tutorial: AKVIS ArtSuite

Magic Winter: Make a Calendar


Would you like to make an original photo calendar? Just take any digital photo and follow this tutorial to create a calendar using AKVIS ArtSuite.

Original Image Result
Original Image Result

The program is available as an independent program (standalone) and as a plug-in to a photo editor.

We’ll work with the plug-in version of ArtSuite in AliveColors. If you do not have AliveColors you can use the standalone versions of ArtSuite (to frame a photo) and MultiBrush (to add text).

  • Step 1. Open an image in AliveColors.

    Winter Scenery
  • Step 2. Call AKVIS ArtSuite plugin from the main menu of the photo editor Effects -> AKVIS -> ArtSuite.
  • Step 3. Choose the Artistic Crop effect from the drop-down menu Frames in the Settings Panel.
  • Step 4. Here is the image processed with the default settings.

    Artistic Crop Frame, Default Settings
  • Step 5. Adjust the settings for the frame:

    Increase the value of the Frame Width parameter from 26% to 37% and move the image right and downwards using the parameters in the Shift Image group: Horizontally = 70%, Vertically = -55%. Now we have a free space for the inscription.

    Set the value of the Blur parameter to 20 and choose an appropriate Overlay Color for the frame. Increase the value of the Opacity parameter.

    Adjust the Border Line parameters: choose an appropriate Color and reduce the value of Width to 20. Select the Keep Image Ratio option.

    The result is shown on the picture below.

    Frame with New Settings
  • Step 6. Press the button to accept the result and close the plugin window.
  • Step 7. Now we'll add the inscription. It's an winter scenery, therefore the calendar will be for January.

    Here we have a new photo calendar:

    January  Calendar

    You can use your family photos to make a personalized calendar.

How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Preferences — Preferences
Effects Effects
   — Black & White — Black & White
   — Shift Colors — Shift Colors
   — Channel Mixer — Channel Mixer
   — Texture — Texture
   — Glamour — Glamour
   — Two Keys — Two Keys
   — Halftone Effect — Halftone Effect
Frames Frames
   — Classic — Classic
   — Pattern — Pattern
   — Strokes — Strokes
   — Scratches — Scratches
   — Page Curl — Page Curl
   — Squares — Squares
   — Ragged — Ragged
   — Spray — Spray
   — Artistic Frame — Artistic Frame
   — Frost — Frost
   — Artistic Crop — Artistic Crop
   — Passe-Partout — Passe-Partout
   — Hand Painted Frame — Hand Painted Frame
Examples Examples
   — Berlin Cathedral Postcard — Berlin Cathedral Postcard
   — Change Seasons — Change Seasons
   — Create Your Own Art Gallery — Create Your Own Art Gallery
   — Make a Calendar  — Make a Calendar
   — Prowling Tiger — Prowling Tiger
   — Frog Prince House — Frog Prince House
   — Summer Dreams (Advanced Tutorial) — Summer Dreams (Advanced Tutorial)
   — Relaxing at the River — Relaxing at the River
   — Happy New Year! Year of the Tiger! — Happy New Year! Year of the Tiger!
   — Handmade Wedding Invitation — Handmade Wedding Invitation
   — Making Your Own Frames — Making Your Own Frames
   — Retro Style Portrait: Black & White Effect — Retro Style Portrait: Black & White Effect
   — Changeable Fruit - Shift Colors — Changeable Fruit - Shift Colors
   — Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory — Valentine's Day: Capturing a Memory
   — Thumbing Through Photos: Curled Edges — Thumbing Through Photos: Curled Edges
   — Old Paper Effect — Old Paper Effect


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