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3 Instant Takeaways
- Try GIMP. If you’re really on a budget — even though Photoshop is now offering affordable monthly ‘rental’ rather than selling the software outright — GIMP is a decent option. It has a full dashboard, works easily in layers (unlike Paint.net or other simpler applications), has photo retouching features and exports results in various formats. And it’s free! Get it here.
- Be mindful of negative and positive space. While your graphic, which includes your color, your background and any text overlays, fills the positive space, you need to leave room for negative space. For example, if you have text about an event, the time and date of the event, and contact information, balance that positive space with the open space on the graphic. You should aim for an equal 50/50 balance.
- Be consistent. When creating graphics for your church, keep them similar to provide a clear palette. People will recognize your brand, your fonts and your colors and it will create a seamless design that defines the church experience for your attenders. It’s also less work for you in the longterm.
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