5 Tips for Creating Better Church Graphics

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It’s that time of the week again. The lead pastor needs a graphic for his new series. The student ministry needs a graphic for their trip to laser tag. Communion is coming up this month, another event that will need a graphic also. Creating graphics for your church isn’t always glamorous. Whether it’s the new sermon series, a promotional graphic, an image for social media, or a slide for Sunday morning, the graphics queue can sometimes feel unending. ... Continue Reading

Quick Photoshop Tip: Using Guides for Images [Video]

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Whenever I used Photoshop to create featured images for blog posts—like this one—the cropped thumbnail doesn't always turn out right. While some WordPress plugins and social media spaces won't crop an image, others will. Popular post plugins, related post plugins, social media shares, etc... will sometimes grabbed the tiny cropped image that WordPress produces. The default is usually 150x150, an Instagram square style. Using Photoshop's built-in guides, you can quickly and easily add some ... Continue Reading

New LEGO Minecraft Kits!

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These mini LEGO Minecraft sets from a few years ago were pretty cool. But they've got nothing over these new LEGO Minecraft kits coming this November! Yup. That's right. Just in time for Christmas. :D ... Continue Reading

Photoshop Reimagined [Images]

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[A slightly humorous and a partially real open letter to Adobe from me.] Dear Adobe, Please hire Aurélien SALOMO to redesign Photoshop. His redesign is so good, it inspires me to create awesome things and care about good design. Let me show you why: ... Continue Reading

2 Most Important Aspects of Web Design

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I'm not a designer. That's putting it mildly by the way. My skills consist of knowing what I want and knowing when to ask for help. That doesn't mean I don't recognize a good design though. I don't pretend to know more than designers (did you catch this hilarious post with posters from a web designers about stuff his clients tell him?), but I do have a strong opinion on what's most important about web design. Hint: It has nothing to do with 'beautiful', or however you define a pretty ... Continue Reading

Church Website Content — Foundry #1

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This is our first ChurchMag Foundry—and we're super excited! We received a number of applications when we announced the Foundry a few months ago, and decided we would kick it off with Sam Arthur from Second Baptist Church. The area of help that Sam was looking to get from Kenny Jahng, was with a content redesign to make the church website look nicer, work better, and require less time to manage. Let's jump in! ... Continue Reading