Saturday, September 29, 2007

Layered Template - May 2008 Planner


Here is May! I just WISH it were May again and we were on the brink of summer instead of closing in on winter. Just a side note on the photo -- this was my family reunion this summer -- celebrating my Grandparent's 60th Anniversary!

I started kind of rocky on the May kit, but I'm excited about where it ended up. I hope you like it, too. The paper and jeweled flower are from the May kit, "Spring Garden." I'll upload it tomorrow.

That leads me to a question -- specifically for Photoshop CS2 users/experts. I've created a lot of papers for the May kit using "Pattern Fill." The result is a 13MB+ file. One of them was even 20MB!!! Just for one paper!!! And the papers are nothing crazy -- just mini polka dots. So my question: how do I compress the file size without losing quality, taking it down from 300dpi, etc? I've tried flattening it. Flattening it and moving it to another document. I'm just at a loss for how to shrink the size!

Anyway, I'd love to hear any suggestions. But in the meantime, you can download the calendar template HERE. (link removed)

Now I'm off to the zoo. It's a beautiful day; on days like this, it's a crime to be inside!

17 comments:

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Good morning! Please pass on my Congrats on 60 years, that is awesome!! We hit 30 years this year :)

Thanks for another great template, I need to get in gear and start putting these together!!

I am not a pastel girl either so I love May's combo!!

crosstown said...

Just loving these templates Thank you again. I also am not looking forward to winter

Hilmarose said...

Thanks for the template... I HATE winter... I heat by wood sooooo I always stress about having enough but hopefully this year I will leave the stressing behind and JUST TRUST!!!!

mama's madness said...

Thank you again for such a great gift! Your work is fabulous and I feel so lucky to receive it...know nothing about ps...just bought pse5 and am slowly learning the digi ropes, thanks to your great templates!!!
Chrissy

Joy said...

Thank you again for the great templates to help me get organized for 2008!

shawnyrvr said...

What a beautiful building in the background of that photo!!! Where in the world is that. I wish we had our reunions at places like that each year... DH and I go to 3 almost every year and trust me our buildings aren't really photographic material, lol

Thanks for the latest addition!!!
Blessings,
Shawna

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this sweet freebie...its wonderful...
LG sagt doreen

Maria said...

Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post at digifree.blogspot.com

cynthialeigh said...

I love these templates! Thank you soooo much for making these and then sharing them! Sorry I can't help with the size problem - I am still learning the basics! Good luck!

koala1966 said...

What a great template, thanks for sharing

Tink said...

Wonderful template. Thank you.

Blythe said...

Thanks for the template!

To answer your question.. when you go to save your final paper as a jpg, do a "Merge visable" and Save As JPG. Then there should be a prompt for the jpg quality settings. Choose a setting of 8 or 9. Any higher than that is unesscary and makes for HUGE files.

If you are looking at the size of your psd files, well those are always huge lol. Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! -jsj

grambie said...

I am really enjoy the opportunity to download your awesome templates and kits. Each month is so beautiful, perfect in its entirety. Love your color choices that expresses your wonderful thoughts for that specific month. I hope you have a fabulous time at the zoo with your family. Give them my love and thanks. HUGS!!!

LouAnn said...

Thanks for anothr great template - what a blessing you are to share these! I will be making calendars for my family for Christmas. Thank you so much!

CellyOneill said...

Wonderful, thanks so much !

Melissa said...

Thanks!