On the Ribbon, select the Insert Tab, and in the Illustrations Group select the Pictures Icon.
This opens the Insert Picture Window.
Select your File and click Insert.
The Image will be placed inside the Text Box.
In the Shape Styles Group, set both the Shape Fill & Shape Outline to No Fill and No Outline respectively.
Now the Red Background shows through the 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.
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.
In the Font Group, click on the Down Arrow of the Font Box, scroll down the list until you find the Desyrel Font.
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.
On the bottom of this Font Group Box select the Bold Icon to make the Text Bold.
Reselect the Text.
Click the Arrow to the Right of the Font Color Icon.
Select White from the Font Color List.
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.
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.
Select Text Outline and click the Red Color on the Standard Colors section of the Color Options Window.
Here's the Effect applied to the Title Text.
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.
Select the Text Block and click the Center Icon from the Paragraph Group of the Home Tab.
The Text is now Centered.
For the other Text Block, set the Font Size to 40.
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.
Click on the Heart Icon from the Basic Shapes Section of the Shape Window.
Your cursor turns to a Plus Sign.
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.
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.
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.
Proceed to do this to all 5 Hearts. This adds some contrast.
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.
Select the Save As Icon.
This opens a 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.
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.
Thank you for visiting!