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Microsoft Publisher Mother's Day Flyer 3 Tutorial


Step 11: Duplicate Image

To create a Duplicate select the Image then hold down your Ctrl and D Keys together. This will create 1 Duplicate.

You could also go to the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab. Select Copy.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Copy
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Clipboard Group Copy

Then select the Paste Icon once to create 1 Duplicate.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Clipboard Group Paste
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Clipboard Group Paste

The Duplicate Shape is placed above the Original.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Duplicate Image
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Duplicate Image

Resize this Duplicate to Height 2.15 Inches and Width 2.69 Inches.

Create 2 Duplicates of the Resized Image.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Background Images
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Background Images

Move the Images to where they should be on the Flyer.

Create 3 more Duplicates with these Dimensions - Height 1.25 Inches and Width 2.41 Inches. Move them into poistion.



Step 12: Recolor Images

Select 1 of the Flowers that needs to be changed from Black to White.

In the Picture Tools Format Tab select the Recolor Icon from the Adjust Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Adjust Group Recolor Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Adjust Group Recolor Icon

From the Recolor Options drop down menu select More Variations.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolor More Variations
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Recolor More Variations

This opens the Recolor Picture Window.

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

Click on the Color Box to reveal the Color Menu. Select White.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Color White
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Color White

Click the OK button to see the change.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolored Image
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Recolored Image

You have to repeat this step 3 times for the other 3 Flowers that need to be changed to White. Why?

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Disabled Recolor Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Disabled Recolor Icon

If you select Multiple Images, the Recolor Icon in the Adjust Group becomes disabled.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolored Images
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Recolored Images

Your Flyer should look something like this.



Step 13: Free Fonts

The Main Font used in this Mother's Day Flyer 3 is Desyrel by Apostrophic Labs.
Desyrel Font
Desyrel Font

The Title Font is called Days by Alexander Kalachev.

Days Font
Days Font

You can download both Free Fonts from Fontsquirrel.com.

For a newly downloaded Font to be usable on your machine, you must first install it. Any Font installed while Microsoft Publisher is open, will not be visible in the Font List.

To correct this, you must first restart the Microsoft Publisher program after Font(s) installation.

For more information on Fonts and how to properly install them, visit the FlyerTutor Blog.



Step 14: Insert Text

Sticking with the 10 Basic Flyer Design Principles, let's add the Title to the Flyer next.

To Insert Text you can select the Draw Text Box Icon from the Objects Group of the Home Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Objects Group Text Box Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Objects Group Text Box Icon

You can also find this Draw Text Box Icon in the Text Group of the Insert Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Text Group Text Box Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Text Group Text Box Icon

Drag and draw a Text Box on the Flyer. You'll see a Flashing Cursor. Type the word "Happy". The Text will be very small. Double click over it to select it. You'll notice 2 Format Tabs.

Select the Text Box Tools Format Tab. In the Font Group select the Down Arrow on the right side of the Font Box, and select the Days Font from the Font List.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Font List
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Font List

Next to the Font Box is Font Size. Type in 40 and hit your Enter Key. See the change made to the Text.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Font Applied to Text
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Font Applied to Text

Unfortunately there is no Glow Effect in Microsoft Publisher. To get more attractive Text here we would have to use WordArt.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Font Color Icon
Microsoft
Publisher 2010
Font Color
Icon
So we just need to change the Text Color by clicking the Arrow to the right of the Font Color Icon from the Font Group.



Microsoft Publisher 2010 Font Color Options
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Font Color Options
This opens a Color Menu from which you should select any one of the 3 Colors used for the Flyer background.

The Text Fill changes to the selected Color.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Font Color
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Font Color

Type the remaining Title Text in separate Text Boxes and change their Fill Colors.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Cutoff Text
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Cutoff Text

If the Text Box is too close to the one above it, some of the Text will disappear.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Adjusted Text Boxes
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Adjusted Text Boxes

Use your Arrow Keys to make sure there is enough space between them.
Move the bottom 2 Text Boxes to the right to give the Text the stepped appearance.



Step 15: Add Remaining Text

The Last Two Text Boxes use the Desyrel Font. Set the First Text Box to Size 26 which you can select from the Font Size List. The Second Text Box has Font Size 48.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Text Aligned Left
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Text Aligned Left

As you type, in both cases you'll notice that the Text is Aligned Left.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Alignment Group Align Center Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Alignment Group Align Center Icon

In the Text Box Tools Format Tab select the Align Center Icon from the Alignment Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Text Aligned Center
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Text Aligned Center

Your Centered Text should look like this.



Step 16: Line Spacing

In the Last Text Box there is too much space between the Lines. To fix this we'll adjust the Line Spacing.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Large Line Spacing
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Large Line Spacing

Go to the Home Tab and select the Line Spacing Icon from the Paragraph Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Paragraph Group Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Paragraph
Group Line Spacing Icon

A drop down menu appears. Select Line Spacing Options.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Line Spacing Options
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Line Spacing Options

This opens the Paragraph Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Paragraph Window
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Paragraph Window

In the Line Spacing section of the Indents and Spacing Tab, set Between Lines to 0.69sp and click OK.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Text with Adjusted Line Spacing
Microsoft Publisher 2010
Text with Adjusted Line Spacing

The Text is closer now.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Mother's Day Flyer 3
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Mother's Day Flyer 3

And there you have it. You've created this simple but beautiful Mother's Day Flyer 3 using Microsoft Publisher.

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



Step 17: Save File

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Quick Access Toolbar
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Quick Access Toolbar
To Save this file, you can click the Save Icon from the Quick Access Toolbar located above the Ribbon in the top left hand corner.

This opens the Save As Window where you can select the location of your file, give it a File Name and click the Save button.

Microsoft Publisher 2010 Save As Window
Microsoft Publisher 2010 Save As Window

If you are new to Microsoft Publisher, I hope this tutorial shed some light on some of the many functions of the Microsoft Publisher Interface.

Thank you for visiting!

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