Click anywhere on the page and type in the word Dad. Make sure each Letter is Uppercase and that you hit the Enter Key after each Letter so that the word becomes Vertical.
Drag your cursor over the Text to Highlight it.
Notice the Text Tool Controls Bar.
Click the Down Arrow on the Font Family List and select Desyrel.
Right next to the Font Family Box is the Font Size Box. Type in 110 and hit your Enter Key.
Before placing this Black Text over the Black Tie, change the Fill & Stroke Colors to White. Now you have a striking Tie for Dad.
For the Flyer Title, "Happy Father's Day", set the Font Family to Gabrielle, with Font Size 80.
To add some more emphasis to this Title, open the Fill & Stroke Docker.
Click on the Stroke Style Tab. Set Width to 0.030 Inches.
Then go to the Stroke Paint Tab, and select the Flat Color Icon.
Set R to 0, G to 128 and B to 128 and hit Enter.
Now the once boring Title stands out.
Two more blocks of Text need to be added. The "My Hero" Text is set to Gabrielle, Font Size 72. The "I Love You Dad" Text is set to Gabrielle, Font Size 56.
Select the Text Tool and click anywhere inside the first Text Block. On the Text Tool Controls Bar, select the Align Center Icon.
The Text will go from Left Alignment to Centered.
Repeat for the other Block of Text.
Now the Flyer is coming along nicely. All that is left to be added are the Hearts.
You may think this goes against the 10 Basic Design Principles, since Images are being added last.
In this case, we can make an exception, as it would be more difficult to add tiny Hearts all over the Flyer and then try to find space for blocks of Text.
We will draw just 1/2 of the Heart with this tool. Using the Left Margin of the Flyer as a guide, click on a Point on the Line to start the Bezier Curve.
Move your cursor to the Left, you will see a Red Straight Line.
Hold down your left mouse button and drag downward and out to the Left then release the mouse.
You will see that the line becomes Green and Arched.
Move your cursor downward and back towards the Gray Margin of the flyer. You'll see another Red Curved Line.
There, Double Click to exit the Bezier Tool and create the Bezier Curve.
The Duplicate becomes flipped over the Original.
Using the Arrow Keys, move this object to the Right until the End Points of the Original touch those of the Duplicate.
Drag your cursor over both Shapes to select them.
For another way to do this, you can also select One Shape, then hold down your Shift Key while you select the Other Shape.
Notice the Selected Shapes are split down the Middle.
On the Menu Bar select Path > Union.
Now the Two Shapes join to become One Heart.
Heart Colors will alternate between White and R 0, G 128, B 128.
The Hearts with the Blue Fill can be made slightly larger for added contrast. Width & Height 0.80".
The Hearts have been added to the Flyer.
Select the 1st Heart, then click on it again to reveal its Rotation Handles.
Click on a Corner Handle and drag to Rotate the Heart. Repeat for the other Hearts.
There you have it, you have created a Happy Father's Day Flyer in Inkscape.
Go to the Menu Bar and select File > Save.
This opens the Select File to Save to Window.
Browse to where you would like to save the file, create a File Name, then click Save.
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