Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 11: Add Star

Microsoft Publisher Basic Shapes Icon
Microsoft Publisher Basic Shapes Icon
Select the Autoshape Icon on the Tool Bar.

Microsoft Publisher Auto Shape Menu
Microsoft Publisher Auto Shape Menu
This will bring up the Autoshape Menu.

Microsoft Publisher Stars and Banners Menu
Microsoft Publisher Stars and Banners Menu
Go to Stars and Banners.

Select the 5 Point Star.

Then holding down your left mouse button, draw the Star on the Flyer.

It should look like this:

Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer with White Star
Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer with White Star


Step 12: Star Transparency

Microsoft Publisher Menu - Format Auto Shape
Microsoft Publisher Menu Format Auto Shape
Next we will make the Star Transparent. To do this right click on the Star and select Format Autoshape.

This will bring up the Format Autoshape Window.

Microsoft Publisher Format Auto Shape Window
Microsoft Publisher Format Auto Shape Window

In the Colors and Lines Tab set Transparency to "54%".

Then click OK.



Step 13: Drop Shadow

Microsoft Publisher Shadow Icon
Microsoft Publisher Shadow Icon
Next add a Drop Shadow to the Star. Click on the Shadow Icon located on the Formatting Menu Bar.

Microsoft Publisher Shadow Menu
Microsoft Publisher Shadow Menu
This in turn opens up the Shadow Style Menu. Select Shadow Style 4.


Step 14: Shadow Settings

Microsoft Publisher Shadow Settings Menu Bar
Microsoft Publisher Shadow Settings Menu Bar
Go back to the Shadow Icon and select Shadow Settings which will bring up the Shadow Settings Menu Bar.

Select the Arrow to the right of the Shadow Color Icon. Select the "Black" from the drop down menu. This gives a Black Shadow.

The New Star will look like this:

Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer with Transparent Star
Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer with Transparent Star





Step 16: Add Images

Microsoft Publisher Picture Frame Icon
Microsoft Publisher Picture Frame Icon
To insert Images select the Picture Frame Icon on the Objects Menu Bar, then select "Picture from File".

Another way to do this would be to go to the Insert Menu > Picture > From File.

Microsoft Publisher Menu - Picture From File
Microsoft Publisher Menu - Picture From File


Step 17: Resize Images

Microsoft Publisher Image with Resizing Handles
Microsoft Publisher Image with Resizing Handles
Once the Image has been inserted, Resize it by selecting one of the Circles and holding down the Ctrl + Shift Keys together, so that you don't get a disproportionate Image.


Step 18: Line/Border Style

You will also notice the Picture Menu Bar.
Microsoft Publisher Picture Menu Bar
Microsoft Publisher Picture Menu Bar

Microsoft Publisher Line Style Icon
Microsoft Publisher Line Style Icon
You can give the Image a Border by selecting the Line/Border Style Icon on the Picture Menu Bar.

Microsoft Publisher Line Options
Microsoft Publisher Line Options
This will bring up the Lines Menu.

For all the Images that will go above the Star, select "More Lines" which will bring up the Format Picture Window.



Step 19: Line Border Color

In the Colors and Lines Tab, go to the Line Section, and click on the Down Arrow next to Color and select "White".
Microsoft Publisher Format Picture Window
Microsoft Publisher Format Picture Window

Microsoft Publisher Dashed Line Options
Microsoft Publisher Dashed Line Options
Then set Dashed to Solid, Weight to "3pt" and click OK.

Next add a Drop Shadow to the Image by selecting the Drop Shadow Icon.

Set the Shadow to "Black".

Repeat these steps for all of the Images.



Step 20: Arrange Order

Microsoft Publisher Bring To Front Icon
Microsoft Publisher Bring To Front Icon
Use the Bring to Front Icon to change the order of the Images as you lay them out.

Click on the Black Arrow to the right of this Icon to bring up the Order Menu or you can go to Arrange > Order.

Microsoft Publisher Arrange Order Menu
Microsoft Publisher Arrange Order Menu


Step 21: Save File

Once you've finished arranging your Images your document will be complete.

It should look like this:

Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer
Microsoft Publisher Digital Photography Flyer

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

Go to File > Save.

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