Select the Shape in the foreground and go to the Format Tab and select Shape Fill from the Shape Styles Group.
This reveals a Color Options Menu.
There are a variety of Blues for you to choose from.
However, since the selection is not the best for this 4th of July Flyer, we'll create a Custom Blue.
Select More Fill Colors.
This opens the Colors Window which has Tabs for Standard and Custom Colors.
In the Custom Tab set Red to 14, Green to 21 and Blue to 162 and click OK.
Select Shape Outline from the Shape Styles Group.
In the Color Options Menu select More Outline Colors.
Change the figures for Red, Green and Blue, then click OK.
Now you have a Blue Top Layer of the Custom Ribbon Shape.
Next select the Middle Layer, and change the Shape Fill to White, which you'll find in the Theme Colors Section.
Repeat for the Shape Outline.
Now you have a White Middle Layer of this Custom Ribbon Shape.
Now for the Bottom Layer, set both its Fill and Outline Color to Red.
Here we'll use the first Red Color in the Standard Colors Section.
The Bottom Layer of this Custom Ribbon Shape is now Red.
Now you can use your arrow keys to make some minor adjustments to each shape so that they line up correctly with the page.
So you should have something that looks close to this.
You'll know you have all 3 selected, when you see 3 of the Green Rotation Handles at the top of the shapes.
Go to the Format Tab and select Group from the Arrange Group.
A little drop down menu appears.
Notice there will only be 1 Rotation Handle as this is now 1 Shape.
For the 4th of July Indepence Day Flyer Title, the Font used is Impact which is a Font that I believe comes standard with the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
If you don't have this Font, you can download it at FontZone.net
(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.
To Insert Text go to the Insert Tab and select Text Box from the Text Group.
At the bottom of the Built In Window select Draw Text Box.
Draw a Text Box on the page.
Of course, the Text will be small.
To format the Text, select it, and go to the Font Group of the Home Tab.
Set the Font to Desyrel and the Font Size to 56 by typing this figure in.
You can't select this Number from the drop down list.
Now select the Text Box (not the Text) by clicking anywhere along the Border.
On the Format Tab set Shape Fill to No Fill.
Repeat for the Shape Outline.
You will now be able to see through the Text Box to the Color that's behind it.
Select the Text and go to the Format Tab.
In the Wordart Styles Group select Text Fill.
There you will select White from the Theme Colors Section.
Select the Text Outline and set it to White as well.
Now the Text appears to be more legible.
To make this process a little easier, instead of creating new Text Boxes for the remaining 2 words, we can just copy the current Text Box and make 2 Duplicates.
Repeat Step 06 for Duplicates.
Move the Text Boxes into their desired spot on the Flyer, then edit the Text.
The Text should look like this:
Next we will do the Flyer's Title using 2 separate Text Boxes for each word.
So go ahead and draw 2 Text Boxes with the word 'Independence' and 'Day'.
Set the Font Name to Impact and Font Size to 48, then move the Text Boxes to their correct position on the flyer.
Set the Text Fill for both words to our already used Red and Blue colors respectively.
Next remove both the Shape Fill and Shape Outline from each Text Box.