This Thursday, we hit the home stretch for Cornerstone. Because of the way the school/church schedule falls, we end up going like gangbusters up until Christmas, then meet only a few times after that. Our last two classes are on the Lord’s Supper. Here are the backgrounds we’re using for the series:
You may recognize the communion set in the photo. We used it one Sunday at church as part of a weekend reporting on the National Youth Gathering. Sue and I each received a set for serving on the Gathering Planning Team. They were commissioned especially for the Gathering.
I’ve been considering purchasing Adobe’s Design suite, which includes Photoshop, InDesign (like Microsoft Publisher on steroids), Acrobat and Illustrator. I’ve always wanted to get a copy of Photoshop, but I’ve been happy with The GIMP as a free alternative. I do enough with it, however, that the time-saving shortcuts Photoshop provides would be beneficial to me, plus I can get the software at a student discount currently.
I downloaded Photoshop for a 30 day trial and found I still remembered how most of the tools works and I’ve been quick to pick up the newer stuff because it works similar to The GIMP. InDesign, the desktop publishing software, was a different story. For the first time in what seems like forever, I was completely stumped by a piece of software. I opened it up, looked around, and immediately closed it because I was unsure where to get started. If I get the software, I might actually have to break down and purchase the for dummies book for InDesign. Crazy stuff…
I am the husband of one and father of three. I work at First Trinity, where I help facilitate worship planning, guide our communications process and minister to Middle School students.
I also dabble in writing online and building websites.