Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 11: Insert Image

Click inside the Text Box. You will see a Flashing Cursor.

On the Ribbon, select the Insert Tab, and in the Illustrations Group select the Pictures Icon.

Microsoft Word 2013 Illustrations Group Pictures Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Illustrations Group Pictures Icon

This opens the Insert Picture Window.

Microsoft Word 2013 Insert Picture Window
Microsoft Word 2013 Insert Picture Window


Microsoft Word 2013 Image Inside Text Box
Microsoft Word
2013 Image Inside
Text Box
Select your File and click Insert.

The Image will be placed inside the Text Box.


Step 12: Set Transparency

Reselect the Text Box by moving your cursor over the edge of the Text Box before you click.

In the Shape Styles Group, set both the Shape Fill & Shape Outline to No Fill and No Outline respectively.

Microsoft Word 2013 No Fill
Microsoft Word 2013 No Fill

Now the Red Background shows through the Text Box.

Microsoft Word 2013 Transparent Text Box
Microsoft Word 2013 Transparent Text Box
As you can see from this Image the Text Box is still there, our little secret.

You can use your Arrow Keys to nudge the Text Box a little so that the Tie looks centered over the Red Shape.

Now let's move on to the Text over the Image.



Step 13: Free Fonts

Gabrielle Font
Gabrielle Font

The majority of Text on this Happy Father's Day Flyer uses the Gabrielle Font which was downloaded from FontFreak and created by Dieter Steffmann.

Desyrel Font
Desyrel Font

The Desyrel Font which was downloaded from FontSquirrel and created by Apostrophic Labs is the Font used above the Necktie.

For a newly downloaded Font to be usable on your machine, you must first install it. Any Font installed while Microsoft Word 2013 is open, will not be visible in the Font List.

To correct this, you must first restart the Microsoft Word 2013 Program after Font(s) Installation.

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



Step 14: Insert & Format Text

Microsoft Word 2013 Text Entered
Microsoft Word 2013 Text Entered
Insert another Text Box and type the word "DAD" in Uppercase Letters. Hit your Enter Key after each letter so that the word appears Vertical.

The Text will look really small, this is because the Default Font & Size is Calibri, 11.

Microsoft Word 2013 Selected Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Selected Text
While holding down your Left Mouse Button, drag the cursor over these letters to select them.

Go to the Home Tab of the Ribbon.

In the Font Group, click on the Down Arrow of the Font Box, scroll down the list until you find the Desyrel Font.

Microsoft Word 2013 Font Box Desyrel Font
Microsoft Word 2013 Font Box Desyrel Font

Select it.

The Font Size Box is just to the Right of the Font Box. Click the Down Arrow and select 72 or type it into the Box.

Microsoft Word 2013 Bold Text
Microsoft Word 2013
Bold Text

Microsoft Word 2013 Bold Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Bold Icon
On the bottom of this Font Group Box select the Bold Icon to make the Text Bold.

Reselect the Text.

Microsoft Word 2013 Font Color Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Font Color Icon
Click the Arrow to the Right of the Font Color Icon.

Select White from the Font Color List.

Microsoft Word 2013 Font Color Options
Microsoft Word 2013 Font Color Options
Now you will not be able to see the White Text as it is on a White Background.

Set the Transparency of the Text Box to No Outline and No Fill.

Microsoft Word 2013 Tie with White Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Tie with White Text
Now you can see the changes made to the Text, and the Tie becomes more striking.

For the Flyer Title, "Happy Father's Day", set the Font Family to Gabrielle, with Font Size 64. Again make its Text Box Transparent.

To add some more emphasis to this Title, let's change the Text Outline.

On the Format Tab of the Microsoft Ribbon go to the WordArt Styles Group.

Microsoft Word 2013 WordArt Styles Group
Microsoft Word 2013 WordArt Styles Group

Select Text Outline and click the Red Color on the Standard Colors section of the Color Options Window.

Microsoft Word 2013 Text Outline Color Red
Microsoft Word 2013 Text Outline Color Red

Here's the Effect applied to the Title Text.

Microsoft Word 2013 Title Text with Red Outline
Microsoft Word 2013 Title Text with Red Outline

The once boring Title stands out.

Two more blocks of Text need to be added. The "My Hero" Text is set to Gabrielle, Font Size 54.

Microsoft Word 2013 Text Aligned Left
Microsoft Word 2013 Text Aligned Left

Select the Text Block and click the Center Icon from the Paragraph Group of the Home Tab.

Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Group Center Icon
Microsoft Word 2013 Paragraph Group Center Icon

The Text is now Centered.

Microsoft Word 2013 Centered Text
Microsoft Word 2013 Centered Text

For the other Text Block, set the Font Size to 40.

Microsoft Word 2013 Happy Father's Day Flyer Without Hearts
Microsoft Word 2013 Happy Father's Day Flyer Without Hearts

Now the Flyer is coming along nicely.

All that is left to be added are the Hearts.

You may think this goes against the 10 Basic Design Principles, since Images are being added last.

In this case, we can make an exception, as it would be more difficult to add tiny Hearts all over the Flyer and then try to find space for blocks of Text.



Step 15: Insert Hearts

Now the same process used to insert the Rectangle at the beginning of this Tutorial, can be used to insert a Heart.

Click on the Heart Icon from the Basic Shapes Section of the Shape Window.

Microsoft Word 2013 Basic Shapes Heart
Microsoft Word 2013 Basic Shapes Heart

Your cursor turns to a Plus Sign.

Microsoft Word 2013 Heart
Microsoft Word 2013 Heart
Hold down the Shift Key while drawing the Heart on the Flyer.

This gives you a Proportional Image.

You can verify that the Height and Width of this Heart is 0.65 Inches in the Size Group of the Format Tab.

Change the Shape Fill to Red and the Outline to White.

In the Shape Outline Options Window, select Weight > 4 1/2 pt to change the Thickness of the Outline.

Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Outline Weight
Microsoft Word 2013 Shape Outline Weight

Microsoft Word 2013 Red Heart White Outline
Microsoft
Word 2013
Red Heart
White Outline
You'll have a Red Heart with a Thick Outline.

Make 2 Duplicates of this Heart and place them in the right place on the Flyer.


Microsoft Word 2013 White Heart Red Outline
Microsoft Word 2013 White Heart Red Outline
Then create another Duplicate, this time Inverting the Colors.

Create 1 Duplicate of this White Heart and place in the right spot.

Now the Hearts are a beautiful addition to the Flyer.

Microsoft Word 2013 Happy Father's Day Flyer With Hearts
Microsoft Word 2013 Happy Father's Day Flyer With Hearts


Step 16: Rotate Hearts

Select a Heart. The Rotation Handle is located above the Shape and its Resizing Handles.

Move your cursor over this Rotation Handle. While holding down your mouse button, either drag to the Left or Right to Rotate.

Proceed to do this to all 5 Hearts. This adds some contrast.

Microsoft Word 2013 Happy Father's Day Flyer
Microsoft Word 2013 Happy Father's Day Flyer

And there you have it, you have created a simple but beautiful Happy Father's Day Flyer with Microsoft Word 2013.

All that's left to do is to save your work.



Step 17: Save File

Microsoft Word 2013 Quick Access Toolbar
Microsoft Word 2013 Quick Access Toolbar
The Quick Access Toolbar is located above the Ribbon.

Select the Save As Icon.

This opens a Save As Window.

Microsoft Word 2013 Save As
Microsoft Word 2013 Save As


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
Microsoft Word 2013 Save As Window

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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