Divine Design No. 7

I’ve been preparing for a new Bible class on Revelation for some time. In my preparation, I felt a strong desire to create an image that completely represented what I planned to teach. In my class – the key image I hope to pass along is that of the “Victorious Lamb.” That reality sent my design process on a very linear path. I knew what I wanted and I had an idea of how to accomplish it.

I started by finding a lamb or sheep vector that was distinguishable, yet also easy to manipulate into different formats. I went to Vectorstock and found the following image:

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Because the image of the lamb was to be heavenly, I went searching for another vector of clouds. Since the above vector had a bit of a washed, vintage look, I searched for clouds that replicated that idea and for a “sunshine” enhancement to stand between the two of them so the lamb would look “glorious.” This are the images I settled on:

After editing the vectors by removing the backgrounds and options I wouldn’t need and softening the background color of the slide, the finished image looked like this:

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I struggled while trying to decide what title and which font I wanted to use. Several variations of titles went through the process: The Lamb of God, Behold the Lamb, Victory, and The Victory. In the end, I settled on simply Revelation. As I tried to narrow font choices, I had a hard time coming to a decision between the two examples below:

The deciding factor ended up being something outside of this design. I had used a font similar to the one of the left for several presentations lately, so I went with something totally different. A script font called The Historia and can be downloaded at http://www.dafont.com. As a final thought, I actually believe keeping the title within the image works much better than the other. It keeps the focus on the lamb and that’s something I wanted to begin with. That left this as our final title slide:

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For the content slides, the only thing I did was diminish the size of the image and move it to the customary lower right-hand side. I used the font Artisan 12 (from the earlier example) which was also used in our class handouts. Those slides look like the image below:

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As an added bonus, I even made a short video introduction for this class incorporating all the elements. You can see that below:

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2 Responses

  1. I believe your image will be much more evocative if you add some depth to it. It basically looks very flat as if it were layered construction paper of various colors and shapes. I like it very much, but for my own taste, needs work.

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