Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 08: Insert Image

Go to the Insert Tab of the Ribbon and click on the Picture Icon in the Illustrations Group.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Illustrations Group Picture Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Illustrations Group Picture Icon

This will open the Insert Picture Window. Select the Haunted House and click on the Insert Button at the bottom of the window.

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

The Image will appear with handles around it for Resizing and Rotation.



Step 09: Edit Image Size

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Format Tab Size Group
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Format Tab Size Group
You'll also notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Picture Tools Format Tab. Next we will edit the Size of the Image since it is obviously too big for the flyer.

To the far right side of the Ribbon you will see the Size Group.

Enter 5 in the Shape Height Box to change the Height of the Image, then hit Enter on your keyboard.
Using your Arrow Keys move the Image to top of the hill.

It should look like this:

Microsoft Publisher 2010 House on Hill
Microsoft Publisher 2010 House on Hill



Step 10: Recolor Variations Menu

I tried to find a way to color the windows of the house while using Publisher 2010, and found no other way to do this but the method listed below. If anybody finds a way, please send me an email so that I may put it in the tutorial.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolor Group
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolor Group
With the Haunted House still selected, go back to the Format Tab of the Ribbon and select Recolor from the Adjust Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolor Variations Menu
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolor Variations Menu
This will open the Recolor Variations Menu.

Select Set Transparent Color so that you can make the Yellow color transparent.

This will change the cursor to a wand.

Move it over any of the Yellow Windows and click once.

They will all become White.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Transparent Image
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Transparent Image


Step 11: Group Objects

Go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab. Select Shapes > Rectangle.

Draw a small Rectangle on the flyer. Select Shape Fill from the Shape Styles Group of the Format Tab.

Select Dark Red which is the first color of the Standard Colors Section.

Move this Dark Red Rectangle over one of the windows of the house.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Red Rectangle
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Red Rectangle

Repeat this for all of the other windows adjusting the sizes of the Rectangles where necessary, so that the house should look like this.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Red Rectangles Forward
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Red Rectangles Forward

Select all Rectangles together by holding down the Shift Key while selecting one Rectangle at a time.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Select All
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Select All

Go up to the Format Tab and select Group from the Arrange Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Arrange Group
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Arrange Group

You'll immediately notice the difference between Grouped Images and Ungrouped Images.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Grouped Rectangles
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Grouped Rectangles



Step 12: Arrange Objects

Go back to the Ribbon, in the same Arrange Group and click on the Send Backward Icon.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Send Backward Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Send Backward Icon

The Haunted House will now have Red Windows instead of Yellow.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Haunted House with Red Windows
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Haunted House with Red Windows


Step 13: Insert & Resize Images

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Size Dimensions
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Size Dimensions
Next repeating the steps to insert an Image, insert the Scream Mask. Resize the Image by changing its dimensions in the Format Tab.

Set both Height and Width to 0.9". Place the Image in the window of the house so that it looks like the Scream Mask is actually inside the window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Haunted House
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Haunted House

Insert the Headless Skeleton Image and place it on the right side of the house. Set its Height to 2.55" and its Width to 2.04.

Next Insert the Bat Image. Set its Height to 1.06" and its Width to 1.75".

Place in desired spot on the flyer.



Step 14: Duplicate Image

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Copy Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Copy Icon
Copy the Bat by selecting it, then go to the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Paste Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Paste Icon
Select Copy, then select Paste.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 2 Bats
Microsoft Publisher 2010 2 Bats
So that now you will have 2 Bats.

Resize the 2nd Bat setting its Height to 1.51" and its Width to 2.5".


Step 15: Free Rotate Image

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotation Handle
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotation Handle
You can now Free Rotate the Bat in a Clockwise direction by moving the cursor over the Green Circle directly above the selected Image.

Notice that the cursor changes to a Rotation Handle.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotated Image
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rotated Image
Hold your mouse button down and drag to the Right to Rotate the Bat.