On this blog post, I’m going to show you how to draw a calendar on your digital planner. I decorate the calendars on my digital planner based on the seasons of the year: March for spring, October for Halloween, and February for Valentine’s day.
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On this video, I explain how I draw the calendar and I talk a little bit about how I use the app Notability to decorate my digital planner.
In the Shop:
In my shop, I have several digital planners that you can use for school and as a bullet journal.
How to Draw a Calendar On Your Digital Planner
1. Import your digital planner to your favorite planning app. The app I use for my digital planner is Notability.
Other awesome apps to try with this tutorial:
2. Split the screen in half. Put the iPad’s calendar on one side of the screen and the planning app on the other side. Using the March calendar from the right, I’m going to draw 5 squares going up and 7 square towards the right.
Here is a simple way to draw all the squares. Go to the bottom left of the planner and draw a dot or a dash (refer to the picture below). From that dot or dash, you are going to draw 6 dashes up and 8 dashes towards the right. The dashes will help you visualize the basic structure of the calendar (refer to the video above if you need to see this step in motion)
3. I use the dashes as a reference and draw the lines. If you use the app Notability: when you draw a line keep your stylus or apple pencil on the screen, a straight line is automatically created.
4. When the calendar is drawn, write the days of the week on top and fill in the squares with the numbers of the week.
Decorating the Calendar:
4. This is my favorite part, decorating the calendar! If you keep your digital stickers on a cloud folder, split the screen in half to drag and drop the images.
Open the app Keynote > drag and drop an image > rotate the image > add a box on top of the image using the “+” button on the top right.
> select the paintbrush option > search for the option “no fill” to make the color of the box transparent.
> click on the screen and choose the “select all” option > click on the screen again and select the “group” option.
copy the image you rotated and go to the Notability app.
On the Notability app paste the image using the lasso tool. Once the image is pasted into the app, you can crop it (edit) or you can move it around using the “T” text tool.
That’s it! Keep adding images to your planner and use the keynote trick to rotate them. Another cute way to decorate your calendar is to select the highlighter tool and draw over the squares of the calendar. The highlighted lines make the calendar look 3D and give it a simple touch without doing too much.
my favorite calendars:
If you want to learn about digital planners and bullet journaling join my Facebook group! Readers from all over the world share their bullet journal layouts and digital layouts. It’s amazing to see and learn from other people that share a common interest.❤
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