Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 07: Rotate Shape

Select the 1st Duplicate. Above it you will see a Circular Rotation Handle.

Move your Cursor over this Handle.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotation Handle Cursor
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotation Handle Cursor
It will change to a Circular Black Arrow.

Hold down your mouse button and drag slightly to the Right.

So now you have the Original Shape and the 1st Rotated Duplicate.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotated Shape
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotated Shape


Step 08: Edit Points

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Drag First Point
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Drag First Point
Now you need to Edit the Points on the Top Line of this Shape so that it lines up with the Top Margin. Remember there are now 2 Points at each Endpoint.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Drag Second Point
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Drag Second Point
So after you drag one, you'll need to do the same to the other.

You now have to repeat this for the other 11 Duplicates.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotated Duplicates
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotated Duplicates

Select each Duplicate and drag towards the outer edge of the flyer.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Stretch Duplicate
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Stretch Duplicate


Step 09: Format Shape Outline

Next while holding down your Left Mouse button, drag the cursor over all Shapes to select all.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Select All Shapes
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Select All Shapes

Go to the Format Tab and select Shape Outline from the Shape Styles Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shapes Styles Group Shape Outline
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shapes Styles Group Shape Outline

Select No Outline from the Outline Menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape No Outline
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape No Outline
You may have to lengthen some of the Shapes a little more.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shapes With No Outline
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shapes With No Outline


Step 10: Gradient Shape Fill

Select the Top 4 Shapes then select Shape Fill from the Shape Styles Group.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill

From the Shape Fill Menu select Gradient > More Gradients.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill More Gradients
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill More Gradients

This will open the Format Shape Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Format Shape Window
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Format Shape Window

Notice the Gradient Stops Bar has 2 Colors, White for Stop 1 and Blue for Stop 2.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Active Stop
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Active Stop
Stop 2 has an Orange Color around it, to let you know that it is the Active Stop - the Stop that will be affected by any changes you decide to make.



Step 11: Three Color Gradient

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Color Icon
Microsoft
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Color Icon
Select Stop 1 and click the Down Arrow to the Right of the Color Icon.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Color Menu More Colors
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Color Menu More Colors
Select More Colors from the drop down menu.

This will open the Colors Window with Tabs for Standard, Custom and Pantone Colors.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Custom Tab
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Custom Tab

Select the Standard Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Standard Tab
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Standard Tab

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Stops
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Stops
Click on the Dark Green Color to the Left and click OK.

You'll see this change in the Format Shape Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Scheme Colors White
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Scheme Colors White
Select Stop 2 and change its Color to White, which you can get from the Scheme Colors.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Stops Green & White
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Stops Green & White
See the change to the Gradient Stops Bar.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Add Gradient Stop Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Add Gradient Stop Icon
Let's add a Third Stop. Click the Add Gradient Stop Icon.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 3 Gradient Stops
Microsoft Publisher 2013 3 Gradient Stops
This adds a new Stop directly between the other 2 Stops.

Change its Color to a Lighter Shade of Green than the one we previously choose.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Green
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Green

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Stops 3 Colors
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Stops 3 Colors
Here's the change to the Gradient Stops Bar.

Move the 2nd Stop 1/2 an Inch to the Left and click OK to see the Gradient applied to the Shapes.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shapes With Multicolor Gradient
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shapes With Multicolor Gradient


Step 12: Gradient Variation - Linear Up

Select the 5 Shapes at the bottom of the Flyer setting Stops for different Shades of Red and 1 Stop for White.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Wrong Direction
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Wrong Direction

The direction of the Gradient will be off.

Go to the Gradient Variations Menu. In the Light Variations Section select Linear Up.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Variations Linear Up
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Variations Linear Up

See the change in direction of the Gradient.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shapes Multicolor Red Gradient
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shapes Multicolor Red Gradient



Step 13: Gradient Variation - Linear Left & Right

Select the last 4 Shapes. Set Stops for 2 different Shades of Yellow and 1 Stop for White.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Yellow Gradient Wrong Direction
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Yellow Gradient Wrong Direction

Again Gradient Direction will be off.

Deselect the Shapes by clicking away from them. Reselect the Yellow Shapes on the Left.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Variation Linear Right Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Variation Linear Right Icon
In the Gradient Light Variations select the Linear Right Icon.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Yellow Gradient Variation Linear Right
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Yellow Gradient Variation Linear Right
See the change made.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Variation Linear Left Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Variation Linear Left Icon
Repeat for the 2 Yellow Shapes on the Right this time selecting Linear Left.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Yellow Gradient Variation Linear Left
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Yellow Gradient Variation Linear Left
Here is the change.

Now take a look at all the Gradients together.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Linear Gradients
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Linear Gradients


Step 14: Insert Oval

Next insert an Oval from the Basic Shapes Section of the Shapes Menu.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Basic Shapes Oval
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Basic Shapes Oval

Set its Height and Width to 4.8".

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Oval
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Oval

Set Shape Fill to White.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Oval White
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Oval White