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Use Font To Create Feelings

Use Fonts To Create Feelings

By ChurchArt Team | March 11, 2019

Would you believe us if we said fonts have feelings too? Sans-serif fonts that have rounded strokes express happy, friendly emotions, while sans-serif fonts that have hard edges come across as solid and strong. Sans-serif fonts convey informality and innovation. Serif fonts (those with small hooks or lines attached) are sophisticated, conveying a sense of…

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Design Tip

Vary Image Sizes To Guide Readers

By ChurchArt Team | February 22, 2019

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 size, no visual clue tells readers which to look at first. But when artwork sizes…

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Excellent Job

Offer Quick Kudos to Church Members and Staff

By ChurchArt Team | February 12, 2019

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 the ChurchArt Pro online Caption Editor: A few example ideas: Free Downloads: Black RibbonBlue RibbonOrange Ribbon

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How To Color Match In Microsoft Publisher

Choose colors to match your artwork in Microsoft Publisher

By ChurchArt Team | January 11, 2019

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 down arrow next to the text color option. 3: Select Sample Font Color from the…

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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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