Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 14: Flip Image Horizontally

Select the Black Bunny and in the Arrange Group select the Rotate > Flip Horizontal.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotate Flip Horizontal
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotate Flip Horizontal

This Flips the Image from Left to Right.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Image Flipped Horizontally
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Image Flipped Horizontally

Use your Arrow Keys to adjust the Bunny's location in relation to the Basket.



Step 15: Recolor Image

Create a Duplicate of the Bunny. With the Duplicate selected go to the Picture Tools Format Tab. In the Adjust Group select the Recolor Icon.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Adjust Group Recolor Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Adjust Group Recolor Icon

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolor More Variations
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolor More Variations
In the Recolor Gallery that appears select More Variations.

This opens the Recolor Picture Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolor Picture Window
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolor Picture Window

Click the down arrow next to Color and select White from the Scheme Colors Section.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Color White
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Color White

Then click Apply and OK to see the change to the Image.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolored White Image
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolored White Image


Step 16: Arrange - Send Backward

In the Arrange Group click the Send Backward Icon.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Arrange Group Send Backward Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Arrange Group Send Backward Icon

The White Bunny will be placed behind the Black Bunny. Use your Arrow Keys to move the White Bunny slightly above the Black Bunny.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Image Sent Backward
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Image Sent Backward

To add more White Space behind the ear of the Black Bunny, since we are unable to edit the Points for the Image, as we are able to do in programs like Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator, create another White Duplicate of the Bunny.

Drag it to the Left of the Black Bunny so that you can fill in this area.

It's in no way perfect but it is better than what was there.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Bunnies
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Bunnies


Step 17: Create Easter Eggs

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Oval Shape Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Oval Shape Icon
Select the Oval Shape from the Shapes Menu.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Oval Shaped Egg
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Oval Shaped Egg
While drawing the Oval hold down your Ctrl Key and drag downward or upward to make an elongated shape that looks more like the shape of an Egg.

Create a few Duplicates of this Shape and place them below the Black Bunny.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Eggs Below Bunny
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Eggs Below Bunny

Color each shape a specific Color.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Fill More Colors
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Fill More Colors
You can get some brighter Colors for these Easter Eggs by selecting More Fill Colors from the Shape Fill Menu.

This opens the Colors Window.

The Standard Tab will be active.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Standard Tab
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Standard Tab

The Custom Tab is used for creating your own Custom Colors.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Custom Tab
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Custom Tab

The Pantone Tab is used to add Pantone Colors.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Pantone Tab
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Pantone Tab

In the Standard Tab choose a Color and click OK to add it to the Shape. Repeat for each Egg.

When setting the Shape Outline, instead of selecting More Outline Colors, just choose your Color from the Recent Color Section of the Color Menu.

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

Now you have some beautiful Colors applied to the Easter Eggs.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colored Eggs
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colored Eggs



Step 18: Pattern Fills

Select an Egg, and go to Format > Shape Fill. Select Pattern.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Fill Pattern
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Fill Pattern

This will open the Fill Effects Window with an active Pattern Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Fill Effects Window
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Fill Effects Window

Select Horizontal Brick from the 4th Row, and click OK.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Egg with Pattern Fill
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Egg with Pattern Fill
Here's the Pattern Fill added to Egg.

Repeat for the other Eggs, choosing your own Pattern selections or the ones used on this flyer.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Pattern Fill Wide Upward Diagnonal
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Pattern Fill Wide Upward Diagonal
Egg 2 - Wide Upward Diagonal (row 6)

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Pattern Fill 90%
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Pattern Fill 90%
Egg 3 - 90% (row 6)

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Pattern Fill Dashed Vertical
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Pattern Fill Dashed Vertical
Egg 4 - Dasher Vertical (row 4)

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Pattern Fill Plaid
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Pattern Fill Plaid
Egg 5 - Plaid (row 6)

And now you have your very own Pattern Filled Easter Eggs.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Pattern Filled Eggs
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Patter Filled Eggs



Step 19: Rotate Shapes

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Selected Shape with Rotation Handle
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Selected Shape with Rotation Handle
When you select an Egg, you'll see a Green Circle above it. This is a Rotation Handle that allows you to Free Rotate the Shape.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Free Rotated Egg
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Free Rotated Egg
Move your Cursor over this Handle, and when the Cursor changes to a Rotation Arrow, hold down your mouse button and move to the Left or Right of the Object.

Duplicate a few of the Eggs to put in the Basket and in the Bunny's Paw. First make these Duplicates smaller. Set the Size of the Eggs for the Basket to Height to 0.5 Inch and 0.35 Inch.

As these Objects are very small, you'll notice that when they are selected, no Rotation Handle is visible.

In this instance you would select the Rotate Icon > More Rotation Options.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotate Rotation Options
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotate Rotation Options

This opens the Format AutoShape Window with the Size Tab active.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Format Autoshape Window Rotation
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Format Autoshape Window Rotation

Set your Rotation Degrees and click OK.

Repeat for the other 2 Eggs changing the Degrees slightly.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotated Eggs
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotated Eggs

With that you've completed the Background for the Easter Egg Hunt Flyer and can now move on to adding Text.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Background Images
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Background Images