A couple months ago, we were working on our Youth Sunday, which is when the teens lead all aspects of worship for the church. We try to be creative in how we present worship that day. This year, we talked about “Seeing things from God’s perspective.” It was a great day, and one thing we did was use an old technology in a fun way. (To the left is one of our Pastors, Dave!)
We bought old school decoder glasses for each person, and then we coded our worship songs lyrics on the screen so you had to see through different lenses in order to join in. It was a fun and pretty simple way of doing something different. I have been asked some about how to do this, so here you go.
It is pretty simple, you have a back ground text or simple image in a light blue (if it is too detailed it won’t work well), and then overlay the red squiggly image over top. Then this works on your phone, screen, tv, print outs, almost anything. The way it works is the red is canceled out by the red lenses in the glasses, while also darkening the light blue background.
The only trick is that you will need to make sure that the white between the red squiggles is deleted, otherwise you cannot see your background text image. I used a photo editing software for this, but you can now use Microsoft Word for this! Insert the overlay image, and click on it and go to the Picture Tools tab, then Color, and then “Set Transparent Color”, then click on the white part of the image and it will delete all the white.
Click on the images and then save image as, and you are set!
If you want to test it out, find some red cellophane paper, it works ok, but the glasses are much more clear.
Comment if you have any questions! Happy coding!