How to Create Great Images for Social Media

Want to grab people’s attention with your church’s social media streams? Images and photos are a great way to do that.

Think about it. Scroll through your Facebook feed and see what grabs your attention. It’s images and videos. So if you want to cut through the clutter on your followers’ feeds, you should use those.

But how do you make great images that grab attention and get your point across? So glad you asked. We’ve put together this short how-to on creating great images for social media. Read up and apply these ideas to your design. We guarantee it’ll make your social media streams more impacting.


5 Unedited Stock Photos

We’re all familiar with stock photos. They make our lives as designers much easier.

But did you know that most stock photos you use have been through an extensive editing process? Often the photographer adjusts the colors. Sometimes they even remove something completely from the original photo.

So I thought it would be fun to imagine what some stock photos looked like originally. These are what I imagine they looked like before editing.

We’ll show you the final product, then the original. Enjoy!


Reaction GIFs for Your Church Service

It’s a sad thing, but those in the tech booth don’t get much say in the service. Sure, the sound guy can use the talkback mic. Heck, even the lighting designer can flash the lights when they’re upset. But what about the slide operator? They get nothing.

That’s why I’m proposing a new addition to your ProPresenter library: Reaction GIFs. When something happens during practice or even in the service (should you be so brave), you can flash these puppies on the screen and get your voice heard.

(Relax, folks. This is sarcastic.)

So to help you get your library started, here’s a few I wish I could use when running ProPresenter in my church.


5 Reasons Nobody Takes Your Church Marketing Seriously

5 Reasons Nobody Takes Your Church Marketing Seriously

Do people take your church’s marketing seriously? When someone sees a postcard from your church, do they laugh or do they consider it?

I must admit I’ve been tempted to mock many church’s marketing I come across. And I realized there are a few things that instantly turn me off from a church’s message. There are a few things that trigger a part of my brain, making me think these churches don’t want to be taken seriously.

So for a bit of fun, and perhaps an opportunity to learn, I thought it would be fun to share these five reasons people might not take your church marketing seriously. If you’re offended, there’s a good chance you’ve been guilty of these things. If you aren’t offended, please don’t be so quick to send this link to the church down the street. Perhaps be more subtle than that.