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Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer Tutorial


This tutorial gives the illustrated step by step instructions to create a Digital Photography Flyer using the Business Application - Microsoft Publisher.
Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer
Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer

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Steps


01: Publication Types
02: Page Size
03: Margins
04: Draw Rectangles
05: The Fill Color Icon
06: The Color Window
07: The Custom Tab
08: Add Text
09: Format Text
10: Add More Text
11: Add Star
12: Star Transparency
13: Drop Shadow
14: Shadow Settings
15: Royalty Free Images
16: Add Images
17: Resize Images
18: Line/Border Style
19: Line Border Color
20: Arrange Order
21: Save File

Step 01: Publication Types

Upon opening Microsoft Publisher 2007, you will see a listing of Popular Publication Types.
Microsoft Publisher Publication Types
Microsoft Publisher Publication Types

Select Blank Page Sizes.



Step 02: Page Size

Double click on "Letter (Portrait) 8.5 x 11"to open up a Blank Page.
Microsoft Publisher Standard Page Sizes
Microsoft Publisher Standard Page Sizes


Step 03: Margins

Go to the File Menu > Page Setup.
Microsoft Publisher File Menu - Page Setup
Microsoft Publisher File Menu - Page Setup

This will open up the Page Setup Window.

Microsoft Publisher Margin Guides
Microsoft Publisher Margin Guides
To the right side of this window you will see the Margin Guides section.

Set Top, Left, Bottom, and Right to "0.5".

Click on the "OK" button on the bottom right of the screen.


Step 04: Draw Rectangles

Microsoft Publisher Object Menu Bar
Microsoft Publisher Object Menu Bar
Now we will make 2 Rectangles that go side by side.
Microsoft Publisher Rectangle Icon
Microsoft Publisher Rectangle Icon
The Rectangle Icon is on the Objects Menu Bar to the right of the screen.

Upon drawing your 1st Rectangle, it should have No Fill and a Black Stroke by default.

We need one Rectangle to be "Black" and the other to be "Maroon".



Step 05: The Fill Color Icon

Microsoft Publisher Fill Color Icon
Microsoft Publisher Fill Color Icon
Click on the Rectangle to select it, then select the Down Arrow next to the Fill Color Icon on the Formatting Bar.
Microsoft Publisher Formatting Bar
Microsoft Publisher Formatting Bar


Microsoft Publisher Fill Menu
Microsoft Publisher Fill Menu
This will bring up the Fill Menu. Select "Black". Repeat these steps for the 2nd Rectangle.

Then select "More Fill Colors".


Step 06: The Color Window

Microsoft Publisher Colors Window - Pantone Tab
Microsoft Publisher Colors Window - Pantone Tab

This brings up the Color Window which gives you the option to select Standard, Custom or Pantone Colors.

Microsoft Publisher Colors Window - Standard Tab
Microsoft Publisher Colors Window - Standard Tab


Step 07: The Custom Tab

Select the Custom Tab and set Red to "128", Green to "0" and Blue to "0". Then click OK.
Microsoft Publisher Colors Window - Custom Tab
Microsoft Publisher Colors Window - Custom Tab

The Colored Background will look like this:

Microsoft Publisher 2 Colored Rectangles
Microsoft Publisher 2 Colored Rectangles


Step 08: Add Text

Microsoft Publisher Text Box Icon
Microsoft Publisher Text Box Icon
Select the Text Box Icon on the Objects Menu Bar to the left of the screen or go to Insert Menu > Text Box.

Microsoft Publisher Insert Menu - Text Box
Microsoft Publisher Insert Menu - Text Box

Hold down the left mouse button, draw a Text Box on the screen and then release.

Start entering Text, in this case it will be the Flyer Title, "Aiden's Digital Photography".



Step 09: Format Text

Select all the Text then move up to the Formatting Menu Bar, change the Font to "Disko" which is a free Font that was downloaded at FontFreak.

Set the Font Size to "48". Change the Layout to "Center".

Microsoft Publisher Fill Color Options
Microsoft Publisher Fill Color Options
Then while the Text is still selected click on the Font Color Icon on the Formatting Menu Bar and select the "White" color.

Microsoft Publisher White Title Text
Microsoft Publisher White Title Text
The Text should look like this:


Step 10: Add More Text

Put in the remaining Text on the document. Here the Font is "Segoe Print" also from FontFreak.

Repeat the steps for Centering and Changing the Font Color to "White".

Microsoft Publisher Bold Icon
Microsoft Publisher Bold Icon
Set Text to Bold by selecting this Icon on the Formatting Menu Bar.

The Flyer should look like this:

Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer with White Text
Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer with White Text