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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, it’s important to always maintain the aspect ratio; otherwise, the…

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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” post called “Learn the proper use of boxes, screens and…

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Learn The Proper Use Of Boxes, Screens And Rule Lines

We all like to box things in, or keep them separate from one another. Boxes, screens and rule lines can add visual balance to a page and help organize it. But used too often, these “dividers” can clutter a page,…

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