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Technology should not transform ministry, but rather do the things that people don’t have to do so they can do what they do best.

Amanda Lansche

Amanda Lansche is the owner of AGL Creative, capturing the stories of people’s lives through photo and video. At Maryville University, she studied English and fine art. Amanda is married, with a little boy and a tiny guard dog at home, where she regularly consumes spiral mac & cheese, M&M's ice cream, and novels full of beautiful words.
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5 Tips for Photoshop Newbies

By Amanda Lansche | Nov 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Are you new to Adobe Photoshop? The program might feel overwhelming at first, especially if you aim to be self taught. Trust me when I say that I have been there!

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Email Etiquette Tips for Churches

By Amanda Lansche | Oct 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

My mom writes about two emails a month, while my sister writes about a hundred a day. (Their days look very different!) Wherever you fall within this spectrum, it’s important to make sure you and the people representing your church utilize proper email etiquette to imbue your communications with professionalism.

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Topics: Email Online

How to Improve Your Church Newsletter Workflow

By Amanda Lansche | Sep 12, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Church newsletters often include copy from a number of contributors, like the pastor, youth director, and volunteers. Likely, they send all that copy in Word documents. And if you design the newsletter in Adobe InDesign, well, then you probably already know Word and InDesign aren’t besties.

If the process of moving from Word to InDesign for your church newsletter is a regular headache, try using styles to streamline your workflow.

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Top 7 Features of Canva’s iOS App

By Amanda Lansche | Aug 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Canva brings high-quality graphic design within reach for anyone. Their on-trend designs, beautiful stock photos, and easy-to-use interface have made the web application very popular, especially among business professionals. Their iPad app has seen solid success since it came out in 2014. In July, Canva finally released a mobile app for the iPhone!

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Topics: Apps Online Canva

6 Designer Tips for Word: Using Themes, Styles & Templates

By Amanda Lansche | Aug 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Microsoft Word gets a bad rap when it comes to design tools. When you think of designing in Word, do you see pixelated clip art and hot pink Comic Sans? Thankfully, it’s not 1999 any more!

While designing in Word can be frustrating, using this software doesn’t mean your documents need to be ugly or plain. When everyone in your church office, not to mention all of your volunteers, already have Word and know how to use it, it’s a great software solution for your group. (There’s even a free online version, which is awesome when multiple users need to work on the same document.)

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4 Design Trends to Try with Your Fall Ministries

By Amanda Lansche | Jul 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Trends inform any designer's work. While trends should never dictate what you choose to create, they can refresh your style and keep you inspired!

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7 Apps for Mobile Photo Editing

By Amanda Lansche | Jul 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The Instagram app (sometimes fondly known as Insta) was originally designed with simple editing features. You selected a photo, applied one of a few nonadjustable filters, and posted. Done!

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How to Take Quality Photos for Your Church Directory

By Amanda Lansche | Jul 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Okay, I’ll be honest. Taking high-quality photos for a church directory is not as easy as pie. Nevertheless, it is possible, even for a nonprofessional. It just takes a little extra patience, planning, and know-how.

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22 Exceptional Google Font Combinations

By Amanda Lansche | Jun 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

While you could spend thousands of dollars on custom web design, Google Fonts offers a great alternative. With Google Fonts, you can feature stellar font choices on your church website and blog for free! Their library with 650 fonts lets web designers take designs to the next level without even dipping into the budget.

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Beginner's Guide to Creating a Blog

By Amanda Lansche | Jun 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Blogging has become a legitimate profession. There are blogging conferences, blogging communities, and endless blogging platform options.

I follow bloggers who make $5,000+ from one Instagram picture. Some feature products on their blogs and receive compensation from big-name brands. Kind of sounds like a dream job, right? People send you free stuff, you say a few nice things about it online, and you get lots of money. That’s my dream, at least.

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