Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 13: Recolor Images

Select one of the Black Flowers on the Colored Background. On the Format Tab select the Color Icon from the Adjust Group.
Microsoft Word 2013 Adjust Group Color Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Adjust Group Color Icon

This opens the Color Menu with Premade Settings for Color Saturation, Color Tone and Recolor. Select the Washout Icon from the Recolor Section.

Microsoft Word 2013 Color Recolor Washout
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Recolor Washout

This will change the Color of this Flower to Gray.

Microsoft Word 2013 Recolored Image
Microsoft Word 2013 Recolored Image
It would seem that we are unable to make this Flower appear White as in the Microsoft Publisher 2010 version of this Tutorial.

You'll have to Repeat this step 3 times in order to Recolor the other 3 Black Flowers, as you are unable to select Multiple Images at the same time.

Your Flyer should look something like this.

Microsoft Word 2013 Recolored Images
Microsoft Word 2013 Recolored Images


Step 14: 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 an older version of Microsoft Word is open, will not be visible in the Font List.

To correct this, you must first restart the Microsoft Word program after Font(s) installation. If you are using version 2013 and up then you do not need to restart the program after Font Installation.

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



Step 15: Insert Text

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

Microsoft Word 2013 Inserted Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Inserted Text
To Insert Text 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 the Text to select it.

In the Font Group of the Format Tab select the down arrow on the Right side of the Font Box, and select the Days Font from the Font List.

Microsoft Word 2013 Font List Select Days Font
Microsoft Word 2013 Font List Select Days Font

Microsoft Word 2013 Font Size
Microsoft Word 2013 Font Size
Next to the Font Box is Font Size.

Select 36 from the list that appears and see the change made to the Text.

Microsoft Word 2013 Formatted Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Formatted Text
Remember to set the Text Box Outline to No Outline.

With the Text selected, click the Text Fill Icon from the WordArt Styles Group.

Microsoft Word 2013 WordArt Styles Group Text Fill
Microsoft Word 2013 WordArt Styles Group Text Fill

Microsoft Word 2013 Text Fill Recent Colors
Microsoft Word 2013 Text Fill Recent Colors
Select the Orange from our Recent Colors.

Microsoft Word 2013 Text Fill Applied
Microsoft Word 2013 Text Fill Applied
See the applied Text Fill.

Next, in the WordArt Styles Group, select the Text Effects Icon.

Microsoft Word 2013 WordArt Styles Group Text Effects
Microsoft Word 2013 WordArt Styles Group Text Effects

From the Text Effects Menu, select Glow > Glow Options.

Microsoft Word 2013 Text Effects Glow Options
Microsoft Word 2013 Text Effects Glow Options

This opens the Format Shape Pane to the right.

Microsoft Word 2013 Format Shape Pane Glow
Microsoft Word 2013 Format Shape Pane Glow

Again select the Custom Orange Color, set Size to 20pt and Transparency to 70%.

Microsoft Word 2013 Text With Glow
Microsoft Word 2013 Text With Glow
Each change will be immediately applied.

Type the remaining Title Text in separated Text Boxes and change their Fill Colors. Make these Text Boxes Transparent. Then apply the Glow Settings to each.

Now here is your Multicolored Glow Title.

Microsoft Word 2013 Colored Background Text Glow
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow


Step 16: Add Remaining Text

The Last Two Text Boxes use the Desyrel Font. Set the First Text Box to Size 24 which you can select from the Font Size List. The Second Text Box has Font Size 36.
Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text

As you type, in both cases you'll notice that the Text is Aligned Left. Select all the Text that you wish to Align, then click the Align Center Icon from the Paragraph Group of the Home Tab.

Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow
The Text will then be Centered.
Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow


Step 17: Line Spacing

Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow
Let's adjust the Line Spacing of the "I Love You" Text.

You do not have to select the Text to adjust the Line Spacing. Just click anywhere inside the Text Box and select the Line Spacing Icon from the Paragraph Group.

Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow

Select Line Spacing Options from the drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow

This opens the Paragraph Window.

Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow

In the Spacing Section set After to 0pt and Line Spacing to Multiple At 1. Then click OK to see the change.

Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow

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

Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow

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



Step 18: Save File

Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Color Background Text Glow
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.

Microsoft Word 2013 Save As Window
Microsoft Word 2013 Save As Window
Choose where you wish to Save your File. You have the option to Save to OneDrive (Microsoft Cloud Storage), your Computer, or Add a Location on the Cloud.

To Save to your Computer, select Computer > Browse. You are then taken to another Save As Window.
Microsoft Word 2013 Save As Window Browse
Microsoft Word 2013 Save As Window Browse

Once you've located the area where you wish to save your file, give it a Name and click Save.

If you are new to Microsoft Word 2013, I hope this tutorial shed some light on some of the many functions of the Microsoft Word 2013 Interface.

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