ChurchArt Team

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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Q&A: Display your Church Mission Statement

Question: Do you have suggestions or samples for printing and framing my church’s mission and vision statements? Answer: Displaying these statements is a great idea! We’ve created two templates — formal-looking and contemporary — for that purpose. Choose the style that best…

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Q&A: Adding text to blank motion videos

Question: The motion videos on your site are very handy; can I change the text on them? Answer: Although you can’t make changes to videos that already contain text, you can add your own text or Scripture verses to our wide selection…

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See how a nameplate improves over time

A newsletter editor at a South Carolina church requested ideas for freshening up the publication, which we redesigned more than 10 years ago. These front pages show how the newsletter’s “look” has progressed over time: For the latest remake, our…

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Give VBS attendees a special certificate

Looking for a fun, easy way to honor the children who attend your church’s vacation Bible school? Celebrate what kids learn this summer by presenting them with personalized Certificates of Participation. As a bonus, we’re providing a free template from Essential…

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