If you’re building church graphics slides for your service each week, you’ve probably wondered, How can I
- do this faster?
- be sure I’m choosing the best backgrounds?
- get a consistent look for the entire presentation?
- keep from pulling my hair out in the process?
The answer: simple design rules that will make your life a lot easier. Take the pressure (and time) out of creating slides every week by incorporating these easy tips.
1. Keep it simple
Follow the grid suggestions you see as you build your slide. The eye likes order, so go for alignment and lots of blank space. A text-heavy slide is hard to take in.
2. Use quality images
Check out Faithlife Media. It’s a simple way to get stock photography, motion backgrounds, countdown timers, and media—all designed for churches. Simply import them as a background in Proclaim to start designing.
3. Play with fonts (but not too much)
Generally speaking, you want uniformity in fonts on a given slide. Using two fonts can be a nice touch—one for the biggest word or phrase, another for body text—but anything more than two can start to look messy. And be sure to use the fonts that come standard in Proclaim—that way they appear the same for everyone.
4. Think complementary colors
You can find a simple rundown of complementary colors here, and that’ll help you make church graphics slides that really pop.
5. Remember aspect ratio
See what your design looks like in 16×9 and 4×3 so you know it works for both aspect ratios. You don’t want your layout to look scrambled in either one.
That’s it! You’re ready to start creating professional-looking slides.
If you haven’t tried Proclaim, now is a great time to start a free trial. For a month, you and your whole church will get access to powerful church presentation software, plus over 14,000 professionally designed pieces of media (no credit card required).