ChurchArt Team

We love art, are passionate about helping churches create professional-looking communications, and are a fun bunch of folks. With an in-tune creative director and a rock-solid team of artists, we will provide the art you’ll want to use plus templates, puzzles, and extra that makes your job easier.

Choose Paper Wisely When Printing Photos Newsletter

Choose paper wisely when printing photos

By ChurchArt Team | December 11, 2018

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) finish. Paper quality is especially important when you’re printing photos on both sides of a…

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Use Photos To Create Text Friendly Powerpoint Slides

Use photos to create text-friendly PowerPoint slides

By ChurchArt Team | November 11, 2018

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 attention and convey information in visually pleasing ways. To create your own text-friendly PowerPoint slide…

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How To Add Text To Videos In Microsoft Powerpoint

Add text to videos in PowerPoint

By ChurchArt Team | November 1, 2018

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, under Insert choose Video. Then under Insert choose Text Box and type the words. Format the font and colors as desired. If…

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Question And Answer Session

Q&A: Display your Church Mission Statement

By ChurchArt Team | October 11, 2018

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 fits your congregation. Then display the framed statements in the church office, fellowship hall or…

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How To Tip

Q&A: Adding text to blank motion videos

By ChurchArt Team | August 11, 2018

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 of blank videos. To do that, you’ll need video-editing software. Many computers come with Windows…

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Design Tip

See how a nameplate improves over time

By ChurchArt Team | August 1, 2018

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 designer began with the nameplate. That entire area is now much larger, with room for…

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Inspiration

Give VBS attendees a special certificate

By ChurchArt Team | July 11, 2018

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 Church Certificates: Children’s Edition. Simply fill in the information, print and sign. Then watch children’s…

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How To Tip

How To Unbox Your Boxed-in Text

By ChurchArt Team | June 20, 2018

When a layout is filled with boxes, the design has a “closed off” feel. But it’s easy to set your pages free! We addressed this in a previous “Design Tips” post called “Learn the proper use of boxes, screens and rule lines.“ Below, learn how to make an outlined text box less “boxy.” The unboxed…

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Art Tip

Q&A: Adding drop shadows to make images “pop”

By ChurchArt Team | June 11, 2018

Question: How can I make an image seem to lift off the page? Answer: Drop shadows are graphic shadings that appear to be cast by an object on the page. You can add “depth” by using drop shadows on text, images, photographs and text boxes. Most word-processing and layout programs have functions for adding basic drop…

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Inspiration

Spruce up your color palette for spring

By ChurchArt Team | May 11, 2018

Do you ever get tired of using the same old colors in church publications? If so, your readers probably feel the same way. Now every year when spring has sprung, experts predict we’ll be seeing more of these 10 hues: Add new life to your publications this season by incorporating these colors. You’ll find some…

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