Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 06: Custom Shape Outline

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Outline Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Outline Icon

With Rectangle 1 selected, go back to the Shape Styles Group but this time select the Shape Outline Icon.

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

Select your Outline Color from the Recent Colors section of the drop down menu.

Repeat for the other 2 Rectangles.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colored Rectangles
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colored Rectangles


Step 07: Outline Weight

Draw another Rectangle. Set its Height to 11 Inches and its Width to 8.5 Inches.

Set the Shape Outline Color to White.

Next go back to Shape Outline > Weight > More Lines.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Outline Weight
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Outline Weight

This opens the Format AutoShape Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Format Autoshape Window
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Format AutoShape Window

In the active Colors and Lines Tab, set Weight to 25 pt.

Then click OK.

Now there will appear to be a White Border around the Flyer.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rectangles White Border
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Rectangles White Border


Step 08: Transparent Outline

From the Shape Outline menu select More Outline Colors.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Shape Outline More Colors
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Shape Outline More Colors

When the Colors Window opens, whether you have the Standard, Custom or Pantone Tab active, you will see Transparency at the bottom.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Transparency
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Colors Window Transparency

Set Transparency to 75% and click OK.

Here is the Transparent Border.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Transparent Border
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Transparent Border





Step 10: Insert Image

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

Browse to where you saved the Decorative Flower, select it and click the Insert button at the bottom of the Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Inserted Image
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Insert Image

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

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

In the Size Group set Height to 2.4 Inches and Width to 2.69 Inches.