I’ve always enjoyed design and art. I still remember when I was in elementary school, asking my dad to use something that I had drawn as the artwork for the cover of the church bulletin, he never did, but it didn’t stop me from drawing. Later in life, I quickly gravitated to that area of ministry. Soon, Pastors began asking if I could design something they could use for their church websites, bulletins, brochures and tracts etc. As a result, in June 2009, I started provisionwebsites.com. But I quickly realized that there simply isn’t enough time to design everything for everyone that asks. Furthermore, the product I was selling wasn’t really the design, it was a website or printed product. I began looking for free resources in order to get a design approved quicker and ultimately, the product finished faster. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of these resources, maybe you haven’t. I’ve also found that most people/churches can’t afford all of the programs that are needed to do the design work, so I’ve included some free alternatives. Hope this is a help!
Not everything on these sites are free, but there are things that are free.
Website Content Management Systems:
Free alternatives to expensive software:
Remember, these are free alternatives, but they still have many or most of the same functions.
Microsoft Office: OpenOffice 3.0
Adobe Photoshop: Gimp
Adobe Illustrator: Skencil
Adobe Indesign: Scribus
Free stock images:
I know there are many more free resources! These are a few that I use. What are some that you use? I’d love to add them to my list!