Everything is coming back! 90’s fashion is making a comeback and with it some 90’s type of design. Just in time for fall, we’ve got an eye-catching design that features some 90’s design elements. We’ll walk you through it step-by-step and hopefully, you’ll be inspired to create your own 90’s worship song template! All we need to get started is EasyWorship software and this Fall Reflections 07 motion from Centerline New Media.
Before you get started on this tutorial, we also have the template/theme ready to download. To download the template, click here.
Note: The background or the font that was used for this example are not included in the downloaded theme. You will have to purchase the background from our media store and download the font. The link to download the font is in Step 14.
Let’s Get Started!
Now that we have a picture of what we’re going for, let’s get started on creating this fun, colorful worship template/theme in EasyWorship. I’ll be using EasyWorship 7 for this tutorial.
- Open EasyWorship
- Go to your Themes tab in the Resource Area. Select the “plus” sign on the bottom of the screen and create a new song theme.
- Now that your Theme Editor is open, select the Media icon and search for the Fall Reflections 07 Motion. Drag and drop it onto the blank slide in the left-hand column.
- By dragging and dropping it onto the slide, it automatically centers the motion over the slide and makes it the background. Pretty cool!
- Next, select the automatic text box on your slide. Adjust the size of the text box. You want it small enough to move around, without losing the size of your lyrics.
- Center your newly sized text box.
- Select the “T” icon at the top to create another text box. This is what we’ll use to create the blue rectangles overlaying the background.
- Re-size the additional text box to as close as you can get to one of the rectangles in the example. Note: It doesn’t have to be perfect. You just want close and what looks good to you. You can always adjust the size as you go.
- In the additional text box, where it says “Double-Click to add text”, double-click and press the space bar a couple of times. This will remove the automatic text, leaving you with a clear text box to work with.
- While keeping the additional text box selected, open the Inspector by selecting the Inspector icon in the top right-hand corner.
- In the Inspector, go to Element > Fill.
- Under Fill, go to Fill Style and select Gradient Fill
- You will see two color options appear. For the color option on the left, choose the color Turquoise (Row 4, Column 5). For the color option on the right, choose Blue (Row 2, Column 6).
- Next, go to Opacity and adjust it to 44.
- Close the Inspector.
- While still keeping this text box selected, copy and paste it to get the two identical rectangles shown above.
- Move the two rectangles around, until you get the diagonal look. With each box selected, you will need to click the Arrange icon in the top right-hand corner and select Send to Back on both of them. I liked having the rectangle on the right behind the rectangle on the left, but do what looks good to you.
- Now for the font in this example, I used Quicksand Medium. You can stick with the font in EasyWorship, but if you do want to use Quicksand, you can download it safely from Google Fonts here. Once downloaded, install on your computer. You may need to restart EasyWorship in order for the software to recognize the new font, but before you do make sure you title your new theme and press OK so that your hard work is saved.
- If you do want to use Quicksand, simply select the text box. Open Inspector and go to Text > Font. Change the Font Name to Quicksand Medium.
- I also adjust the Outline and Shadow a little bit. This is all in the Inspector under Text. Go to Outline and reduce the Size to 0. Go to Shadow and put the Offset to 4, Blur to 9 and Opacity to 90.
- Close Inspector.
- In the top left-hand corner, title your new theme if you haven’t already!
- Click OK on the bottom right of the editor.
- Pat yourself on the back! Your new 90’s fall template/theme is ready to go for Sunday!
Hopefully, this tutorial was helpful for you. If you have any questions about creating themes/templates in EasyWorship, feel free to comment and ask away. We want to make sure that you’re able to create the best slides for your worship service.