ChurchArt Team

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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Choose colors to match your artwork in Microsoft Publisher

In a past post, we explored how to spruc up your color palette for spring. To use specific colors that match an image from ChurchArt.com, follow these steps in Microsoft Publisher: 1: Right-click on the text you’re color-matching. 2: Click the…

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Choose paper wisely when printing photos

General, multi-use office stock works well for … multiple uses. It’s not the best choice for printing photos, however. Standard office stock has a matte (or uncoated) finish, while photos stand out better when reproduced on a glossy (or coated)…

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Use photos to create text-friendly PowerPoint slides

The online library at ChurchArt.com contains a wide variety of PowerPoint slides featuring transparent areas. That way text stands out, yet some of the image still shows through. These slides are ideal for worship services, meetings and presentations because they grab people’s…

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Add text to videos in PowerPoint

In a past post we explained how to add text to blank motion videos using video-editing software. You can easily add text to videos that are in a PowerPoint presentation. Here’s how: First, insert a video. From a blank slide,…

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