Church graphics are central to any marketing and branding strategy for your church. From social media to your church’s newsletter, the right graphics grab your readers’ attention.
You don’t have to limit yourself to unexciting graphics just to save money. In fact, there are free platforms and resources for creating your own graphics.
The best part is, you don’t have to be an experienced graphic designer to create eye-catching graphics for all of your church needs.
Canva is available for free, though there is a paid version for more features. But, the free version is all you’ll need to edit images and create church graphics like a pro. Upload your initial graphics and edit to your satisfaction. Add text, edit colors and crop. You can even work as a team to edit on the same platform. Canva stands out when it comes to extensive tutorials available to help you get started.
Gravit Designer is an advanced graphic editor that’s completely free to use. Don’t be intimidated by all the options. The platform is made for detailed graphic creation and editing. Also, it’s easy to perform simple tasks, such as changing transparency, adding text and combining photos. There are free YouTube tutorials listed on the site to help you learn how to use all the features.
While most Adobe design products aren’t free, Adobe Spark is Adobe’s free graphic design platform. Create simple graphics, video stories, newsletters and much more. Adjust lighting, transparency, size and anything else you can think of. If you’re having trouble getting started, look through the Inspiration section to see the types of church graphics you can create.
Snappa could easily become one of your favorite places for creating church graphics. It guides you step-by-step through the process. From helping you choose the perfect image size for its purpose (social media, blog, newsletter, etc.), to making it easy to search for beautiful copyright free stock photos, everything’s included on this platform. It’s ideal for beginners and even has tools for helping you share your newly created graphics. The site boasts of your ability create the perfect graphics in just minutes.
Are you trying to create stunning photo collages as part of your church graphics? BeFunky has you covered. It’s a free platform that helps you create beautiful graphics and collages. It’s designed for everything from restaurant menus to fun blog post images and everything in between. The platform comprises of a photo editor, collage maker and graphic design, all in one. Once you get used to the tools, you’ll be creating the perfect church graphics in no time.
If you want to create quote-style graphics, such as an inspirational verse, ReciteThis makes it quick and easy. Just enter your quote, choose a template and the platform creates a shareable graphic for you. While the templates are rather limited, it is an ideal platform for creating quick social media graphics or something simple for your email newsletter.
Pictaculous isn’t a graphic designer, but it helps you choose the right colors to go with your graphics. For instance, you want to know what color scheme to use in your newsletter based around your main graphic? Upload the image and Pictaculous will get to work by choosing the finest colors for you.