The Top 10 Photoshop Shortcuts I Use Daily

Photoshop can be intimidating and, if you aren't careful, you can waste a lot of time with tasks that have quick shortcuts. As someone that has used Photoshop for over 10 years I want to share with you the shortcuts that I use daily. These aren't the only shortcuts I use, but they're certainly some … Continue reading The Top 10 Photoshop Shortcuts I Use Daily

FREE Mother’s Day Resources

Not every church has the time, man power, or resources to make customized graphics for every holiday and sermon series. Fortunately, that's okay! There are many websites out there that offer free and affordable graphics for churches to use. After searching through these sites, I put together a list of my favorites for you.  Let's get … Continue reading FREE Mother’s Day Resources

How to Make Awesome Graphics on Your iPhone or iPad for $2.99

There are plenty of tutorials on the internet about how to make social media graphics and announcement slides with software like Photoshop and Canva. In fact, I've written a few myself. But what if you're not at your computer? What if you're out of the office and you need to create an announcement slide or … Continue reading How to Make Awesome Graphics on Your iPhone or iPad for $2.99

Adding Texture: Setting the Foundation of Design

TEXTURE: In the visual arts, texture is the perceived surface quality of a work of art. It is an element of two-dimensional and three-dimensional designs and is distinguished by its perceived visual and physical properties. Use of texture, along with other elements of design, can convey a variety of messages and emotions. Texture (Visual Arts) - … Continue reading Adding Texture: Setting the Foundation of Design

FREE Easter Graphics + A Custom Tutorial

Now that we've recovered from Christmas we can finally sit back and relax for awhile! Just kidding. It's Easter planning time. If you don't have a graphic design guru at your church this article is going to give you some awesome, and free, design options for Easter. Even if you do have a graphics ninja, they're creative … Continue reading FREE Easter Graphics + A Custom Tutorial

How to Use Free Stuff LEGALLY

DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer and nothing in this article constitutes legal guidance. This is general copyright information and advice from a Graphic Designer. Please consult with a lawyer before making decisions about using material with a copyright. Most churches work within very tight budgets which can make purchasing or creating high quality graphics, photos, motion backgrounds and videos … Continue reading How to Use Free Stuff LEGALLY

Is The Rule of Thirds Overrated?

  THE RULE OF THIRDS “The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts…The theory is that if you place points of interest in the intersections or along the lines that your photo becomes more balanced and … Continue reading Is The Rule of Thirds Overrated?

How to Upgrade your Social Media Graphics (Tutorial Included)

I love a solid bulletin design and an accompanied announcement slide but the truth is, we aren't likely to carry a bulletin around with us everywhere we go. However, there is something that we rarely go without; our smartphones. Not only that, but most people that have a smartphone also have one or more social … Continue reading How to Upgrade your Social Media Graphics (Tutorial Included)

The 6 Church Website Essentials

When it comes to launching or redesigning your church website there are so many incredible options available. If you've got plenty of design experience, you may create your website from scratch. If you have no design experience whatsoever there are multiple companies that specialize in church websites that are not only easy to design but simple … Continue reading The 6 Church Website Essentials

Affordable Gift Guide: Worship Team Edition

Christmas is just around the corner which means many of you reading this are busy with planning meetings, rehearsals, stage design, decorations, and all of the other wonderful things that come with the holiday season. I know I said that in the "Affordable Gift Guide: Production Team Edition" article but it's true! This time of … Continue reading Affordable Gift Guide: Worship Team Edition