A Quirky Design for Christmas

Following our blog post about fonts for Christmas, I wanted to create a song theme design for your worship service using one of the fonts. I chose the Lakki Reddy font, which you can download for yourself here. The font lends itself to something a little more whimsical for a design and it’s Christmas, so I went with it!

Here’s the design below:


And here’s a breakdown of what it’s made of. I used the new Sunny Winter Forest motion from Dan Stevers.

So, let’s get started:

  • Create a new Song Theme in EasyWorship.
  • Open the Inspector.
  • Add the Sunny Winter Forest motion as a background.
    1. Select Background under the Slide option.
    2. Select Media Fill under the Fill Style
    3. Select the Sunny Winter Forest motion from your video media library.
  • Resize the text box to fit the text as shown in the image below.

  • Add another text box by selecting the “Text” button on the top bar.
  • Resize the additional text box to the size of the gradient text box in the picture above.
    1. If you wish to remove the text for these additional text boxes to make it easier to work with, just double click and press the space bar. Keeps the “Double Click to Enter” from showing up.
    2. If you notice, the two text boxes aren’t equal. I think this adds to the quirkiness of the designs, but if you want everything perfectly lined up, feel free to do so.
  • Open Inspector.
  • Select the additional text box, and then go to Inspector and select “Fill” under Element.

  • For the Fill Style, select Gradient Fill.
    1. For the Style, select the first option under Horizontal.
    2. For the Color:
      1. Left (Top) option: Select Tan (Row 5, Column 2)
      2. Right (Bottom) option: Select Light Blue (Row 3, Column 6)
    3. Set Opacity to 52.
  • With Inspector still open, select the actual text box where the lyrics will go.

  • In Inspector, select “Font” under Text and change the font to Lakki Reddy.
  • In Inspector, Select “Outline” under Text and remove the outline.
  • In Inspector, Select “Shadow” under Text
  • Change the color of the shadow to the following by selection “More Colors” in the “Color” dropdown menu
    • Hue: 13
    • Sat: 240
    • Lum: 50
    • Red: 106
    • Green: 35
    • Blue: 0
    • Angle: 321
    • Offset: 4
    • Blur: 0
    • Opacity: 96

  • Close Inspector, name this new Theme and select OK. You’re finished!

As always, feel free to adjust spacing, opacity, shadows, color or anything that you think will make this more readable for your house of worship.


Readability is key!

Casey Stephan Written by:

Casey Stephan has been a church administrator and communicator for 15 years both in Tulsa, OK and South St. Paul, MN. Currently, she works as the Media Store Manager at EasyWorship (easyworship.com) where she enjoys connecting churches with the right worship media.

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