How-To Tips

How to Add Drop Shadows to an Image

How to add a drop shadow to an image.

Graphic designers often use drop shadows as a simple visual effect. It gives an image dimension by making the object appear to lift off the surface of the background. A…

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Build Personality Into Your Church Newsletter Design Tip

Build “person”ality into your church newsletter

Without people-focused articles and photos, church newsletters would be quite lackluster. Readers love to learn more about others while catching up on church-related news.   A newsletter conveys a warm, friendly…

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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,…

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Freezing Or Locking Elements In Place In Microsoft Word Or Microsoft Publisher

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?…

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Free Templates For VBS Sign Up

Get Ready for VBS Season with these Free Form Template Download

For many of us, VBS planning is well underway. As you prepare for your Vacation Bible School (VBS), one thing you’ll need is a way to recruit volunteers and register…

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Whats That Font Finder

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…

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How To Color Match In Microsoft Publisher

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:…

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How To Add Text To Videos In Microsoft Powerpoint

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.…

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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…

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How To Unbox Your Boxed-in Text

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”…

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