Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 09: Edit Image

Microsoft Word Rectangle Above Clip Art
Microsoft Word Rectangle Above Clip Art

Draw another small Rectangle and place it over the monitor.

We are going to change the color of the screen from Blue to Orange.

Rotate this Rectangle by moving the cursor over the Green Rotation Circle located above the Rectangle.

Microsoft Word Rotate Rectangle Above Clip Art
Microsoft Word Rotated Rectangle
Above Clip Art

When the cursor changes to a Rotation Arrow, hold down your mouse button and move ever so slightly to the right.

Then click on the Square Resizing Handles to adjust the size of the Rectangle.

With the Rectangle selected, the Format Tab of the Ribbon will be visible.

In the Insert Shapes Group, click on the Edit Shape Icon.

Microsoft Word Insert Shapes Group - Edit Shape
Microsoft Word Insert Shapes Group - Edit Shape

Select Edit Points from the drop down menu.

Microsoft Word Edit Shape - Edit Points
Microsoft Word Edit Shape - Edit Points

The Handles around the Rectangle will change to 4 Nodes.

Microsoft Word Rectangle with 4 Nodes
Microsoft Word Rectangle with 4 Nodes

Move inward any Node that needs adjusting.

Bear in mind that if you click off of the image, you will have to redo the step to get back to the Edit Points option.

The Fill Color for this Rectangle is set to Orange, Accent 6, Lighter 40%.

Microsoft Word Clip Art with Color Change
Microsoft Word Clip Art with Color Change

Next we will be able to add Text to the Flyer.



Step 10: Free Fonts

Next we can add the Title Text to the flyer.

For the Computer Classes Flyer Title and Subtitles, the Font used is Black Rose by Bright Ideas.

Black Rose Font
Black Rose Font by Bright Ideas

The remaining Text on the Flyer uses the Desyrel Font by Apostrophic Labs. Both Fonts were downloaded from Fontsquirrel.com.

Desyrel Font
Desyrel Font by Apostrophic Labs

(Note for a newly downloaded Font to be usable on your machine, you must first install it. Any Font installed while 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.)

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



Step 11: Insert Text

Repeat Step 06 to draw a Text Box. Type in the Flyer Title - Computer Classes.
Microsoft Word Typed Text
Microsoft Word Typed Text

Select all the Text by holding down your mouse button and dragging over the Text or you can quickly triple click anywhere in the Text.

The Font Group will appear floating above the Text.

Microsoft Word Font Group
Microsoft Word Font Group

Click on the down arrow next to the Font Name and select the Black Rose Font from the Font List.

Microsoft Word Font List
Microsoft Word Font List

The box on the right will be Font Size, which you should set to 72.

You may have to make some adjustments to your Text Box if both words dont fit on the same line.

The Text will appear truncated at the bottom.

Microsoft Word Truncated Text
Microsoft Word Truncated Text

Simply lengthen the bottom of the Text Box until all Text is visible.

Microsoft Word Text Box Overlapping Image
Microsoft Word Text Box Overlapping Image

The Text Box is now cutting off a part of the image.

Microsoft Word Visible Text
Microsoft Word Visible Text

Let's remedy this by changing the order of things.

With the Text Box still selected, click on the Format Tab and in the Arrange Group select the Send Backward Icon.

Microsoft Word Arrange Group - Send Backward
Microsoft Word Arrange Group - Send Backward

This puts the Text Box behind the Orange Rectangle that covers the monitor.

Microsoft Word Send Backward 1 Layer
Microsoft Word Send Backward 1 Layer

Look carefully though, the Text Box is still not completely behind the Image.

Select the Send Backward Icon again.

There appears to be too much Whitespace between the Text and the Top Border.

Microsoft Word Text after Send Backward
Microsoft Word Text after Send Backward

Move the Text Box up so that there will be less distance between the two.

Now you can see that the white background of the Text Box overshadows the Border.

Microsoft Word Text Box Above Border
Microsoft Word Text Box Above Border

In the Shape Styles Group of the Format Tab, select the Shape Fill Icon.

Microsoft Word Shape Fill Options - No Fill
Microsoft Word
Shape Fill Options - No Fill

Select No Fill.

Microsoft Word Text Box with No Fill
Microsoft Word Text Box with No Fill

Next, remove the Outline by setting Shape Outline to No Outline.

Microsoft Word Shape Outline Options - No Outline
Microsoft Word Shape Outline Options - No Outline

Notice the Text Box Border is no longer visible.

Microsoft Word Text Box with No Outline
Microsoft Word Text Box with No Outline

The flyer will look like this.

Microsoft Word Computer Classes Flyer with Title and Image
Microsoft Word Computer Classes Flyer with Title and Image



Step 12: Text Fill & Stroke

Reselect the Title Text.

In the Format Tab of the Ribbon, go to the WordArt Styles Group.

Select the down arrow on the right side of the Text Fill Icon and select Orange, Accent 6, Darker 25%.

Microsoft Word WordArt Styles Group - Text Fill
Microsoft Word WordArt Styles Group - Text Fill

The Title Text will now have an Orange Fill.

Microsoft Word Title Text Orange Fill
Microsoft Word Title Text Orange Fill

Now click on the Text Outline Icon and select White.

Microsoft Word WordArt Styles Group - Text Outline
Microsoft Word WordArt Styles Group - Text Outline

You won't be able to tell that the Text has a White Stroke because of the White Background.

Let's add a Drop Shadow to the Text to bring out the Stroke.



Step 13: Drop Shadow

Go back into the WordArt Styles Group and select the Text Effects Icon > Shadow.
Microsoft Word WordArt Styles Group - Text Effects
Microsoft Word WordArt Styles Group - Text Effects

In the Outer section select the Offset Diagonal Bottom Left Icon (3rd Icon to the right).

Microsoft Word Text Effects Shadow Options
Microsoft Word Text Effects Shadow Options

The Text should look like this:

Microsoft Word Title with Drop Shadow
Microsoft Word Title with Drop Shadow



Step 14: Add Remaining Text

Repeat Step 11 to Insert Text. The remaining Text, except for Subtitles uses the Desyrel Font.

Set the Font Size for the main block of Text to 28pt.

Microsoft Word Text with too much Line Spacing
Microsoft Word Text with too much Line Spacing

For the other 3 blocks of Text, set Font Size to 20pt with Subtitles at 26pt.

You'll notice that the space in between the lines is too wide.

To decrease this spacing click on the Line and Paragraph Spacing Icon in the Paragraph Group of the Home Tab.

Microsoft Word Paragraph Group - Line Spacing
Microsoft Word Paragraph Group - Line Spacing

On the drop down menu that appears select Line Spacing Options.

Microsoft Word Line Spacing Options
Microsoft Word Line Spacing Options

This opens the Paragraph Window.

Microsoft Word Paragraph Window
Microsoft Word Paragraph Window

In the Spacing section of the Indents and Spacing Tab, set Line Spacing to Exactly (which you choose from a drop down list).

Set At to 22pt.

Then click OK.

Notice the difference.

Microsoft Word Text with Adjusted Line Spacing
Microsoft Word Text with Adjusted Line Spacing

Remove the White Fill Backgrounds and Black Outlines from all the Text Boxes.

Microsoft Word Center Icon
Microsoft
Word
Center
Icon
Center Text by clicking on the Center Icon of the Paragraph Group.

Before you know it, your Computer Classes Flyer is complete.

Microsoft Word Computer Classes Flyer
Microsoft Word Computer Classes Flyer



Step 15: Save File

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

Go up to the Ribbon and select the File Tab.

Microsoft Word File Save As
Microsoft Word File Save As

Select Save As from the left menu.

This opens the Save As Window.

Microsoft Word Save As Window
Microsoft Word Save As Window

Select the location for your file, give it a File Name and click Save.

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

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