Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 07: Set Shape Dimensions

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Size Group
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Size Group
To the far right of the Format Tab is the Size Group. Here you will see the Height and Width of the selected Object.

Set Height to 3.5 Inches and Width to 8.5 Inches.

Click in any grey area to see the change made to the Shape. Then, using your Arrow Keys, drag the Shape to the top of the page.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Custom Shape
Microsoft Publisher 2010 2010 Custom Shape

To get out of editing the Shape, go back to Edit Shape > Edit Points. You'll now be able to select the Shape.



Step 08: Create Duplicate

To create a Duplicate select the Shape then hold down your Ctrl and D Keys together. This will create 1 Duplicate.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Copy Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Copy Icon
You could also go to the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab. Select Copy.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Paste Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Paste Icon
Then select the Paste Icon once to create 1 Duplicate.

The Duplicate Shape is placed above the Original.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Duplicate Above Original
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Duplicate Above Original


Step 09: Flip Object Vertically

In the Format Tab, select the Rotate Icon from the Arrange Group.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Arrange Group Rotate Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Arrange Group Rotate Icon

This opens a drop down menu with options for Rotation.

Microsoft Publisher Rotate Flip Vertical
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotate Flip Vertical
Select Flip Vertical.

The Duplicate becomes Flipped Vertically or Upside Down.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Contrast Shape Size
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Contrast Shape Size

Drag it to the bottom of the page.

With 2 identical shapes on the page, we want to Decrease the Size of the Bottom Shape, so that there is some Contrast between the 2 Shapes.

In the Size Group, set its Height to 2.75 Inches.



Step 10: Format Shape Fill

Select the Original Shape. On the Format Tab select Shape Fill from the Shape Styles Group.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Styles Group Shape Fill

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Fill Colors
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Fill Colors
This opens a drop down menu with options for Color, Picture, Gradient, Texture and Pattern Fills.

Select the 3rd Option in the Purple Column of the Scheme Colors Section which is called Followed Hyperlink (Violet), Lighter 60%.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Standard Colors Light Green
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Standard Colors Light Green
Selecting the Duplicate Shape, set its Fill Color to Light Green which is in the Standard Colors Section.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape with Fill Colors
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape with Fill Colors


Step 11: Format Shape Outline

This step is almost the same as the previous one, only you would select Shape Outline from the Shape Styles Group instead.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Styles Group Shape Outline
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Styles Group Shape Outline

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Outline Purple
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Outline Purple
Give each Shape the same Outline Color as their Fill.

And now both Shapes have New Outline Colors.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Outline Colors
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Outline Colors

So one layer of the Flyer is complete. Next we'll move on to the Images.





Step 13: Insert Images

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Objects Group Picture Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Objects Group Picture Icon
Go to the Home Tab and select the Picture Icon from the Objects Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Illustrations Group Picture Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Illustrations Group Picture Icon
You can also find the Picture Icon in the Illustrations Group of the Insert Tab.

Either Icon will open the Insert Picture Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Insert Picture Window
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Insert Picture Window


Select the Black Bunny and click the Insert button at the bottom of the Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Inserted Image
Microsoft Publisher
2010 Inserted Image
The Image will appear with Handles around it for Resizing and Rotation.

You'll see that the Image is quite small and there is also a Picture Tools Format Tab.

In the Size Group set Height to 6.5 Inches and Width to 5.94 Inches.

And now you have a much larger Image to work with.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Image on Background
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Image on Background

Then Insert the Easter Basket placing it to the right of the Bunny.

Resize to suit the purpose of the flyer.