Microsoft Publisher Christmas Toy Drive Flyer Tutorial
Step 07: Rotate Shape
Select the 1st Duplicate. Above it you will see a Circular Rotation Handle.
Move your Cursor over this Handle.
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.
Step 08: Edit Points
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.
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.
Select each Duplicate and drag towards the outer edge of the flyer.
Step 09: Format Shape Outline
Next while holding down your Left Mouse button, drag the cursor over all Shapes to select all.
Go to the Format Tab and select Shape Outline from the Shape Styles Group.
Select No Outline from the Outline Menu.
You may have to lengthen some of the Shapes a little more.
Step 10: Gradient Shape Fill
Select the Top 4 Shapes then select Shape Fill from the Shape Styles Group.
From the Shape Fill Menu select Gradient > More Gradients.
This will open the Format Shape Window.
Notice the Gradient Stops Bar has 2 Colors, White for Stop 1 and Blue for Stop 2.
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
Select Stop 1 and click the Down Arrow to the Right of the Color Icon.
Select More Colors from the drop down menu.
This will open the Colors Window with Tabs for Standard, Custom and Pantone Colors.
Select the Standard Tab.
Click on the Dark Green Color to the Left and click OK.
You'll see this change in the Format Shape Window.
Select Stop 2 and change its Color to White, which you can get from the Scheme Colors.
See the change to the Gradient Stops Bar.
Let's add a Third Stop. Click the Add Gradient Stop Icon.
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.
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.
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.
The direction of the Gradient will be off.
Go to the Gradient Variations Menu. In the Light Variations Section select Linear Up.
See the change in direction of the 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.
Again Gradient Direction will be off.
Deselect the Shapes by clicking away from them. Reselect the Yellow Shapes on the Left.
In the Gradient Light Variations select the Linear Right Icon.
See the change made.
Repeat for the 2 Yellow Shapes on the Right this time selecting Linear Left.
Here is the change.
Now take a look at all the Gradients together.
Step 14: Insert Oval
Next insert an Oval from the Basic Shapes Section of the Shapes Menu.
Set its Height and Width to 4.8".
Set Shape Fill to White.