Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design





Step 24: Insert Images

Click the Insert Tab and select Pictures from the Illustrations Group.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Illustrations Group Insert Pictures
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Illustrations Group Insert Pictures

This opens the Insert Picture Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Insert Picture Window
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Insert Picture Window

Locate the Images that need to be inserted. You can select multiple Images by holding down your Ctrl Key while clicking on each Image.

This way you don't have to reopen this Window every time you need to insert an Image.

After making your selection, click the Insert Button at the buttom of the Window.

Your Images are neatly placed on the right side of the Flyer.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Inserted Images
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Inserted Images


Step 25: Resize & Order Images

Place the Presents under the Christmas Tree. You can Resize them by selecting the Shift Key and holding the Cursor over any of the Corner Resizing Handles while dragging the mouse.

This helps keep your Image proportional so that it maintains its Original appearance and doesnt appear distorted or stretched.

You can make a couple Duplicates if you'd like. Clearly we need to arrange the placement of these Images.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Images Need Arranging
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Images Need Arranging

Use the Send Backward and Bring Forward Icons to achieve depth.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Arranged Images
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Arranged Images

We won't touch the Snowflake just yet, since we need to add the Title first.

Adding the Title will make it easier to see where to add each Snowflake.



Step 26: Free Fonts

3 Fonts were used for the Christmas Toy Drive Flyer.

The "Christmas Toy Drive" Font is called Junebug. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Pizza Dude.

Junebug Font
Junebug Font

The "Nov 1st" Font is called JungleFever. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Nick's Fonts.

JungleFever Font
JungleFever Font

The "Other" Font is called Days. It can be downloaded from FontSquirrel.com and is designed by Alexander Kalachev.

Days Font
Days Font

To successfully complete this Christmas Toy Drive Flyer Tutorial, you will have to download the Free Font.

For more information on Fonts you can view the following FlyerTutor Blog Posts:
Where Can You Download Free Fonts?
Unzip Files & Install Fonts on Windows Vista.



Step 27: Insert Text

To Insert Text, click on the Insert Tab and in the Text Group select Draw Text Box.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Group Draw Text Box
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Group Draw Text Box

Drag and draw a Text Box on the Flyer. You'll see a Flashing Cursor. Type the word "Christmas".

The Text will be very small. Double click over it to select it.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Tools
Microsoft Publisher
2013 Text Tools
You'll notice 2 Format Tabs. Click the one that has Text Box Tools above it.

In the Font Group click the Down Arrow on the right side of the Font Box and select Junebug.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font List
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font List

Next to the Font Box is Font Size. Type in 65 and hit your Enter Key.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Group Font Box
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Font Group Font Box

See the change made to the Text.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Formatted Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Formatted Text



Step 28: Text Fill & Outline

Select the 1st Letter 'C' and in the WordArt Styles Group of the Format Tab select Text Fill.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 WordArt Styles Group Text Fill
Microsoft Publisher 2013 WordArt Styles Group Text Fill

Select Red from the Color Menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Fill Red
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text Fill Red

Next select the rest of the Letters and set their Fill Color to White.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 White Outlined Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 White Outlined Text

Of course it will be hard to make out this Text because of the White in the Flyer Background.



Step 29: Text Effect - Shadow

Adding a Visual Effect like a Shadow will make the Text pop.

Select all the Text and click the Text Effects Icon in the WordArt Styles Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 WordArt Styles Group Text Effects
Microsoft Publisher 2013 WordArt Styles Group Text Effects

Then select Shadow > Offset Diagonal Bottom Right.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shadow Offset Diagonal Bottom Right
Microsoft Publisher 2013
Shadow Offset Diagonal Bottom Right

The Shadow clearly does not make the Text stand out as much as it should.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text With Shadow
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Text With Shadow

Adjust the Shadow Transparency by going to Text Effects > Shadow > Shadow Options.

In the Format Shape Window set Transparency to 25% and click OK.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Format Shape Window Shadow Transparency
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Format Shape Window Shadow Transparency

Now the Text is easier to see.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Title Text Shadow Transparency
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Title Text Shadow Transparency

Select just the 'C' and give it a White Outline, setting its Weight to 4 1/2 pt.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Title Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Title Text

Set the Font to JungleFever, Font Size 75.

Next add the words 'Toy Drive', then set the Fill to Red for one word and Green for the other.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colored Title Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colored Title Text

Add a White Outline each, with a Weight of 3 pt. Add the same Shadow to both words.



Step 30: Line Spacing & Alignment

There is too much space between words. To fix this we'll adjust the Line Spacing.

Go to the Home Tab and select the Line Spacing Icon from the Paragraph Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Paragraph Group Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Paragraph Group Line Spacing Icon

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Line Spacing Options
Microsoft Publisher 2013
Line Spacing Options
A Drop Down Menu appears.

Select Line Spacing Options.

This opens the Paragraph Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Paragraph Window
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Paragraph Window

In the Line Spacing section set After Paragraphs to 0 pt and Between Lines to 0.85 sp.

Then click OK to see the change.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Align Right Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Align Right Icon
With the Text still selected, click the Align Right Icon from the Paragraph Group.

Move the Text into place on the Flyer.

Now let's add the remaining Text to the Flyer before having some fun with Snowflakes.

Microsoft Publisher 2013
Microsoft Publisher 2013


Step 31: Add Remaining Text

The 'Date' Text is set to Size 48 and again the Font is JungleFever.

Set the Fill and Outline Colors and give the Text a Shadow for visual effect.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colored Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colored Text

Create a New Text Box for the 'Toy's' Text setting the Font to Days and Font Size 30.

Move the Text Box so that the Text is Centered under the 'Date' Text.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Background Text
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Gradient Background Text

The last set of Text Boxes use the Days Font with Font Sizes 16 and 18.

Some of the Text is Centered. Now to the final touches.



Step 32: Recolor Snowflake Image

You should still have the Image of the Snowflake on the Left or Right side of the Flyer. Set the Size of the Snowflake to 0.5" for both Height and Width.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Blue Snowflake
Microsoft
Publisher 2013
Blue Snowflake
Place the Snowflake on one of the Green background pieces. You'll notice the Image is slightly Blue.

Let's change this by Recoloring the Image. On the Format Tab in the Adjust Group, click the Recolor Icon.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Adjust Group Recolor Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Adjust Group Recolor Icon

This opens a Drop Down Menu from which you will select More Variations > White.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Recolor Variations White
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Recolor Variations White

Microsoft Publisher 2013 White Snowflake
Microsoft Publisher 2013 White Snowflake
The Snowflake will become White and be easier to see on the Colored Background.

Now create a few Duplicates and place in different places on the Green Strips.

You should also vary the Size of the Duplicates to create a nice contrast.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Background With Snowflakes
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Background With Snowflakes

At the bottom Red Area of the Flyer add some White Circles of varying sizes.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 White Snowflakes
Microsoft Publisher 2013 White Snowflakes


Step 33: Save File

Now, can you believe it?

You've actually created this complicated Christmas Toy Drive Flyer using Microsoft Publisher 2013.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Christmas Toy Drive Flyer
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Christmas Toy Drive Flyer

All that's left to do is Save the File.

Click the File Tab on the Ribbon.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 File Tab
Microsoft Publisher 2013 File Tab

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Sidebar Save
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Sidebar Save
Then from the Sidebar select Save.

This opens a Save As Window which gives you different options to Save the File.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Save As Options
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Save As Options

If you wish to Save the File on your Computer, select Computer and then the Browse Icon.

This will then open the Save As Window, where you can choose the Destination Folder, name the File and click Save.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Save As Window
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Save As Window

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