We’ve all been there, you have an event coming up at your church and you need to make another graphic to place on the invite, or in the church bulletin and you don’t even know where to start. Look no further, these handy few tips will help launch your initial ideas into something truly great.
1. Define Purpose
Make sure you define the “why” you are creating this graphic. Is this for a specific event, program, or announcement? In doing this, you’ll also be able to identify the specific information you’ll need to include within the content of the graphic.
2. Define Audience
Who are you writing or creating this graphic for? This will help you define the style or type of graphic you’ll need to make and the different fonts, colors, and graphics needed to appropriately reach your intended audience.
3. Search for Inspiration
Use sites, such as Pinterest or even Google to search for graphics that relate to the topic you’re working on and the specific audience that you’d like to reach. Pulling out specific design elements within a graphic to create a more complete design of your own can also be helpful.
4. Use the Right Tools
Sites, such as Canva.com and PicMonkey.com, are fantastic tools to combine your ideas into a final and complete design. Another useful resource to learn more about specific programs such as Photoshop or Illustrator that can be used to create graphics is called Lynda.com. This free online resource provides educational videos to help even the most novice designer become an expert.