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.
01: Publication Types
02: Page Size
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.
Select Blank Page Sizes.
Step 02: Page Size
Double click on "Letter (Portrait) 8.5 x 11"to open up a Blank Page.
Step 03: Margins
Go to the File Menu > Page Setup.
This will open up the Page Setup Window.
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
Now we will make 2 Rectangles that go side by side.
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
Click on the Rectangle to select it, then select the Down Arrow next to the Fill Color Icon on the Formatting Bar.
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
This brings up the Color Window which gives you the option to select Standard, Custom or Pantone Colors.
Step 07: The Custom Tab
Select the Custom Tab and set Red to "128", Green to "0" and Blue to "0". Then click OK.
The Colored Background will look like this:
Step 08: Add Text
Select the Text Box Icon on the Objects Menu Bar to the left of the screen or go to 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".
Then while the Text is still selected click on the Font Color Icon on the Formatting Menu Bar and select the "White" color.
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
Repeat the steps for Centering and Changing the Font Color to "White".
Set Text to Bold by selecting this Icon on the Formatting Menu Bar.
The Flyer should look like this: