ChurchArt Team

How To Avoid “Smooshed” Or Distorted Images

We’ve all faced this classic problem: needing an image to fit in a certain space, but it’s just not the right size. When you’re trying to make an image fit, it’s important to always maintain the aspect ratio; otherwise, the…

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Church News Bulletin Redesign Case Study

Church Bulletin Redesign scores a “win” for the weekly news bulletin!  A subscriber in Texas asked for new ideas for her church’s weekly bulletin. Because “The Champions Spirit” is packed with information, it basically serves as a mini-newsletter each Sunday.…

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Freezing Or Locking Elements In Place

Have you ever had an image “jump” positions after you add or edit text in your document, only to have it move again the next time you edit? Annoying, right? Some programs — such as Word, Publisher and even Photoshop…

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Use Grids And Frames To Showcase Images

Whether you’re showcasing pictures of the youth group, a recent bake sale or highlights from a mission trip, aligning images or using frames can present a more professional look. Although, let’s be honest: Adding any pictures of delicious desserts is…

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Get Ready for VBS Season with this Free Volunteer Form Template Download

For many of us, VBS planning is well underway. SignUp Genius is an amazing online tool to schedule church volunteers online. Plus, its FREE option is usually all you need to get started — be sure to check it out! However,…

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Honor Your Church Volunteers

Recognize and thank the people who keep your church running. Create lists of volunteers to honor, including Sunday school teachers, ushers, acolytes, greeters, newsletter contributors and more. Remember to double-check that all names are spelled correctly! To save space in…

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What’s that font?

These days, there’s no need to be stumped by a font’s identity. With all the resources now available, detective work is a snap. At www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/, for example, you can upload a PNG or JPG image for a quick search of…

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Use Fonts To Create Feelings

Would you believe us if we said fonts have feelings too? Sans-serif fonts with rounded edges express happy, friendly emotions, while sans-serif fonts with hard edges come across as solid and strong. Serif fonts (those with small hooks or lines…

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Vary Image Sizes To Guide Readers

A previous “Design Tips” introduced a newsletter remake, showing how the publication’s nameplate has progressed throughout the years. Another improvement our designer made involves varying the size of the artwork on the pages. When images are all about the same…

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Offer Quick Kudos to Church Members and Staff

Caption-editable clip-art provides an easy way to celebrate, congratulate and appreciate people. These bright ribbons, for example, let you call out and honor individuals or groups. Add text using your favorite program, such as Word, Publisher, Photoshop, etc., or use…

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