Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 09: Colored Background

Microsoft Word 2007 Recent Colors
Microsoft Word 2007 Recent Colors
Select the Shape Outline Icon and choose the Dark Red Color under Recent Colors.

Digital Photography Flyer Background
Digital Photography Flyer Background
The Colored Background will look like this:


Step 10: Add Text

Go back to the Ribbon and select the Insert Tab.
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Group

Then go to the Text Group and select Text Box.



Step 11: Insert Text Box

Choose Simple Text Box from the drop down menu which will put a ready made Text Box into your document, or select Draw Text Box to create your own.
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Options
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Box Options

You will also notice that the Ribbon has changed to the Format Tab which showcases the Text Box Tools.

Start typing the Company Title which is: "Aiden's Digital Photography".



Step 12: The Font Group

Go back to the Home Tab and go to the Font Group. Select the down arrow next to "Calibri".
Microsoft Word 2007 Font Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Font Group

In this case the Font Family is "Disko" which is a free Font that was downloaded at www.FontFreak.com. Set the Font Size to "48".



Step 13: The Paragraph Group

To the right of the Font Group is the Paragraph Group.
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Group

Microsoft Word 2007 Center Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Center Icon
Select the Center Icon.

Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Icon
Then select the Line Spacing Icon.

Choose "Line Spacing Options" from the drop down menu.

Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Options
Microsoft Word 2007 Line Spacing Options


Step 14: Line Spacing

This will bring up the Paragraph Window.
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Paragraph Window

Go to the Spacing Section, select the down arrow under Line Spacing, choose "Exactly".

Set "At" to "34pt". Also change "After" to "6pt".

Then click OK.



Step 15: Change Text Color

Next we will change the Text Color.

Select the Text then go to the Home Tab and select the down arrow next to the Font Color Icon in the Font Group.

Microsoft Word 2007 Text Colors
Microsoft Word 2007 Text Colors

Select "White" from the Color Menu that appears.



Step 16: Format Text Box

Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box
Microsoft Word 2007 Format Text Box
Next select the Text Box. While holding the mouse directly over the Text Box Outline, Right Click and select Format Text Box from the menu that appears.

This opens the Format Text Box Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Colors and Lines Tab
Microsoft Word 2007 Colors and Lines Tab


Step 17: Text Box Transparency/Line

In the Fill Section, set Transparency to "100%" and in the Line Section you can set Color to "No Color". Then click OK.

This is what the Flyer title would look like:

Digital Photography Flyer Title
Digital Photography Flyer Title


Step 18: Add Remaining Text

Here the Font is "Segoe Print" also from www.FontFreak.com.

Repeat the steps for Centering and Changing the Font Color to "White".

Microsoft Word 2007 Bold Icon
Microsoft Word 2007 Bold Icon
Set new Text blocks to Bold with the Bold Icon from the Font Group on the Home Tab.

Microsoft Word 2007 Digital Photography Flyer Text
Microsoft Word 2007 Digital Photography Flyer Text


Step 19: Add Star

Microsoft Word 2007 Star Autoshape
Microsoft Word 2007 Star Autoshape
Go back to the Insert Tab > Illustrations Group > Shapes and select the Star which is under Recently Used Shapes.

Hold the "Shift" Key down while drawing the Star on the canvas.

Microsoft Word 2007 Rotate Tool
Microsoft Word 2007 Rotate Tool
On the top of the Star you will notice a Green Circle. Hold the mouse over it to get the Rotate Tool.

Drag to the right to get to the desired location.


Step 20: Star Transparency

Right click the Star and select Format Autoshape.
Microsoft Word 2007 Format AutoShape Menu
Microsoft Word 2007 Format AutoShape Menu

This brings up the Format Autoshape Window.

Microsoft Word 2007 Format AutoShape Window
Microsoft Word 2007 Format AutoShape Window

In the Colors and Lines Tab set Transparency to "80%". In the Line Section set Color to "No Line". Click OK.