Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 07: Group Shapes

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Selected Shapes
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Selected Shapes
Hold down your Shift Key, then select both Shapes.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Arrange Group Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Arrange Group Icon
Select the Group Icon from the Arrange Group.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Grouped Shape
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Grouped Shape
The Grouped Shape will have less Handles surrounding it.

Create 1 Duplicate of this Shape.


Step 08: Flip Object

With the Duplicate selected, go back to the Rotate Menu and select Flip Vertical.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotate Flip Vertical
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotate Flip Vertical

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Flipped Vertically
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Flipped Vertically
The Shape becomes Flipped Vertically.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotate Flip Horizontal
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rotate Flip Horizontal
Again go to the Rotate Menu, this time select Flip Horizontal.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Flipped Horizontally
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Flipped Horizontally
The Shape will now be Flipped Horizontally.

Move the Duplicate to the bottom right corner of the page. Draw another Rectangle, then change its Dimensions to Width 6.7 Inches and Height to 9.2 Inches. Move this Rectangle in between the Merged Shapes.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rectangles
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Rectangles


Step 09: Shape Fill

Select the top left Shape, and in the Format Tab, select Shape Fill from the Shape Styles Group.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Styles Group Fill
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Styles Group Fill

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill Blue
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill Blue
In the Shape Fill menu select Blue from the Standard Colors section.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill Darker Blue
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill Darker Blue
Now the Shape has a darker Blue.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill More Colors
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill More Colors
For the bottom Shape, select More Fill Colors from the Shape Fill Menu.

This opens the Colors Window with Tabs for Standard, Custom and Pantone Colors.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Custom Tab
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Custom Tab

Select the Standard Tab.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Standard Tab
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Standard Tab

Select a Green Color and click OK.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill Green
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill Green
See the change made to the Shape Fill.



Step 10: Shape Fill Transparency

Select the Large Rectangle, and in the Shape Fill menu, again select More Fill Colors. In the Standard Tab of the Colors Window, select a light Green Color.

At the bottom of the Colors Window is a Transparency Bar. Set this to 50%.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Transparency
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Colors Window Transparency

Click OK to see the Transparent Fill applied to the Rectangle.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Transparent Rectangle
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Transparent Rectangle


Step 11: Shape Outline

Select 2 Shapes using your Shift Key and in the Shape Styles Group of the Format Tab, select Shape Outline.
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Styles Group Outline
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Styles Group Outline

Microsoft Publisher 2013 No Shape Outline
Microsoft Publisher 2013 No Shape Outline
From the drop down menu select No Outline.

Now you see just the Shape Fills. Set the Large Rectangle Outline to Blue.

Here is the Background thus far.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Restaurant Flyer Background
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Restaurant Flyer Background


Step 12: Pattern Fills

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill Pattern
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Shape Fill Pattern
Reselect the Top and Bottom Shapes. Go back to the Shape Fill menu and this time select Pattern.

This opens the Format Shape Window. Here you will see some Preformatted Pattern Fills. Select the 90% Pattern which is the last Pattern in the 2nd Row. Click OK.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Format Shape Window Pattern 90%
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Format Shape Window Pattern 90%

Notice the change to both Shapes.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Restaurant Flyer Pattern Filled Background
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Restaurant Flyer Pattern Filled Background



Step 13: Royalty Free Clip Art

Clker - Cutlery Clip Art
Cutlery Clip Art
Now we can add an Image to the Flyer. The Royalty Free Clip Art for this Restaurant Flyer was downloaded from Clker.

The Clipart is called Moself Cutlery by Lyo.

Once the Image has been downloaded, you will need to place it into the Flyer.


Step 14: Insert Picture

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Illustrations Group Pictures Icon
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Illustrations Group Pictures Icon
To Insert a Picture, select the Insert Tab. In the Illustrations Group select the Pictures Icon.

This opens the Insert Picture Window.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Insert Picture Window
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Insert Picture Window

After locating your file, select it, then click the Insert button at the bottom of the window.

Microsoft Publisher 2013 Inserted Image
Microsoft Publisher 2013 Inserted Image
The Image will appear with Handles around it for Resizing and Rotation.

The Ribbon will change to the Picture Tools Format Tab. In the Size Group of the Format Tab, set Height to 3 Inches and Width to 2 Inches.