Hi, I’m Michael Slater and I’ve made this tutorial to help you bring life to your lyrics through this hand-drawn style, inspired by Hillsong Young & Free.​ I hope this tutorial and the resource attached will really be a great help for you! I love the online community of church media guys and want to give back to that community by providing you with this! All the best.

Original Inspiration

You can download the resources for this tutorial here: Download

Published by Brad Zimmerman

23 Comments

  1. Very nice! Love the simplicity.

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  2. This is amazing! I think I’m gonna try it!

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  3. Is anyone producing YF style backgrounds yet?

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  4. Awesome thank you. I will definitely try it out!

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  5. I'm adding his tutorial to my ProPresenter 5 tutorial set. Great work.

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  6. Okay, so apparently, something about the playlist doesn't want me to, so now I have a "Great Videos from others" playlist that will include this one.

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  7. so I did this with one of our songs, but in pro presenter because its an image not actual editable text the worship team couldn't see it on the Stage display monitor so we havn't used it yet. Suggestions?

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    • Kaz, enter the text lyrics as normal and make them either transparent or move the text box off screen. They will still display to the stage display but not to screen 🙂

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  8. Where can i get those motion backgrounds you are using?

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  9. Hi there, we did something very similar in our church, we made almost 40 songs in the handdrwan style.

    How we do it: I give the lyrics to some talented people, and they write every sentence on one page, afterwards I scan all pages of one song into one .pdf . I have created a Gimp-script, that converts this 1 pdf to multiple files (jpg + 1048*768), and then turns it to white on black. Then we import it in Songbeamer/ ProPresenter

    if you are interested in the script or more information, feel free to ask me 🙂

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  10. Actually got the Y&F hand drawn lyrics available for download. Scroll to the bottom of the page and they're all yours. http://hillsong.com/youngandfree

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  11. Dude so awesome!! thanks for taking the time to do that!!

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  12. This is awesome!! I have a question. We work with Stage Display and how do you guys work with the hand drawn lyrics and help the lead vocal?

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    • John, enter the text lyrics as normal and make them either transparent or move the text box off screen. They will still display to the stage display but not to screen 🙂

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  13. where can i find the pdf of the boxes to hand write on?

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  14. […] CMD Tutorial: Create Hand Drawn Worship Lyrics […]

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  15. Im having trouble putting motion background behind the text in propresenter. It is recognizing it as a jpeg, and hence i cant put motion behind it.

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