Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design



Step 13: Royalty Free Clip Art

Open Clip Art Library - Independence Day Hat Clipart
Open Clip Art Library
Independence Day Hat Clipart
The Public Domain Vector Clip Art for this 4th of July Independence Day Flyer was downloaded from the Open Clip Art Library.

Once the image has been downloaded, you will need to place it into the flyer.



Step 14: Insert Image

Insert another Text Box on the page.

Then go to the Illustrations Group of the Insert Tab and select Picture.

Microsoft Word 2010 Illustrations Group - Picture
Microsoft Word 2010 Illustrations Group - Picture

It opens up the Insert Picture Window, where you can select your file and then click Insert.

Microsoft Word 2010 Insert Picture Window
Microsoft Word 2010 Insert Picture Window

Microsoft Word 2010 Size Group - Height & Width
Microsoft Word 2010
Size Group - Height & Width
The Ribbon will change to the Format Tab once the image has been inserted.

In the Size Group change the image Height and Width to 2.55".

Remove the Outline of the Text Box.

This is how the Flyer should be coming along thus far.

Microsoft Word 2010 Independence Flyer with Title and Image
Microsoft Word 2010 Independence Flyer with Title and Image


Step 15: Format Text

Add the remaining Text, setting the Font to Desyrel and the Font Size to 28.

Center the Text by clicking on the Center Icon in the Paragraph Group.

Microsoft Word 2010 Paragraph Group - Center
Microsoft Word 2010 Paragraph Group - Center

Again, remove Outlines.

Microsoft Word 2010 Independence Day Flyer with Text Box Outlines
Microsoft Word 2010 Independence Day Flyer with Text Box Outlines

Again, remove Outlines. You can hold down your Ctrl Key to select multiple objects at once so that you don't have to repeat this step 5 times.

That would make the design process a bit longer than it needs to be.

Now all that's left to do is add the Stars to this Flyer and it will be complete.

Microsoft Word 2010 Independence Day Flyer with Text
Microsoft Word 2010 Independence Day Flyer with Text


Step 16: Insert Shape - Star

You'll find the Star by going to the Insert Tab > Illustrations Group > Shapes.

The Star will be in the Stars and Banners Section.

Microsoft Word 2010 Illustrations Group - Shapes Star
Microsoft Word 2010 Illustrations Group - Shapes Star

Just click where you want to place the Star and it will appear, however the size will be bigger than we need.

Microsoft Word 2010 Inserted Star
Microsoft Word 2010
Inserted Star
Set the Height and Width of the Star in the Size Group to 0.6".

Microsoft Word 2010 Red Star
Microsoft
Word 2010
Red Star
Change the Star Color to our previously used Red or Blue and set its Outline to White.



Step 17: Shape Effects - Glow

Microsoft Word 2010 Shape Styles Group - Effects
Microsoft Word 2010 Shape Styles Group - Effects

In the Shape Styles Group of the Format Tab select Shape Effects from the Shape Styles Group.

This opens a drop down menu with different Shape Effects.

Microsoft Word 2010 Shape Effects - Glow
Microsoft Word 2010
Shape Effects - Glow
Move your cursor over the Glow Effect.

This in turn opens a pop up menu with different Glow Options.

Select Glow Options at the bottom of this menu.

Microsoft Word 2010 Glow Options
Microsoft Word 2010 Glow Options

This opens a Format Shape Window.

Microsoft Word 2010 Format Shape Window
Microsoft Word 2010 Format Shape Window

In the Glow Section of Glow and Soft Edges, click on the Presets Icon.

Microsoft Word 2010 Presets Glow Variations
Microsoft Word 2010 Presets Glow Variations

Select the 1st Icon of the Glow Variations Section (Blue, 5pt glow, Accent color 1).

Microsoft Word 2010 Glow Effect Color
Microsoft Word 2010 Glow Effect Color
Click the Color Icon in the Glow Section of Glow and Soft Edges and select the Gray Color which Microsoft calls White (White, Background 1, Darker 15%).

Set Size to 3pt and Transparency to 50%. In the Soft Edges Section set Size to 1pt.

Then click Close.

Here you can see the changes made to the Star.

Microsoft Word 2010 Red Star with Glow
Microsoft
Word 2010
Red Star
with Glow


Microsoft Word 2010 Red Star with Glow Duplicates
Microsoft Word 2010
Red Star with Glow
Duplicates
Repeat Step 06 and create 6 Duplicates.

Move the Stars into the desired location on the flyer.

Microsoft Word 2010 Independence Day Flyer with Red Stars
Microsoft Word 2010
Independence Day Flyer with Red Stars

Microsoft Word 2010 Blue Star with Glow
Microsoft
Word 2010
Blue Star
with Glow
The last duplicate will be changed to Blue.

Create 4 Duplicates.
Microsoft Word 2010 Blue Star with Glow Duplicates
Microsoft Word 2010
Blue Star with
Glow Duplicates

Move the Stars into place, leaving one behind to change to White.

Microsoft Word 2010 Independence Day Flyer with Red and Blue Stars
Microsoft Word 2010
Independence Day Flyer with Red and Blue Stars

Microsoft Word 2010 White Star with Glow
Microsoft
Word 2010
White Star
with Glow
For the last Star, set its Fill to White and its Outline to Red.

Notice that changing the Outline Color makes the Star appear to loose its Glow.

The Glow is still there, however, the Red Outline makes it harder to see.
Microsoft Word 2010 White Star with Glow Duplicates
Microsoft Word 2010
White Star with
Glow Duplicates
Create 4 Duplicates and move into position.

There you have it, a beautiful 4th of July Independence Day Flyer created with Microsoft Word 2010.

Microsoft Word 2010 4th of July Independence Day Flyer
Microsoft Word 2010 4th of July Independence Day Flyer


Step 18: Save File

All that's left to do is Save the file.
Microsoft Word File Save As
Microsoft Word File Save As
Go up to the Ribbon and select the File Tab.

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 light on some of the many functions of the Microsoft Word Interface.

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