Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 11: Rotate Star

OpenOffice Draw Digital Photography Flyer Text and Star
OpenOffice Draw Digital Photography
Flyer Text and Star
Select the Star and click on the Effects Icon
OpenOffice Draw Effects Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Effects Icon
on the Drawing Toolbar. 8 Red Circles will appear around the Star.

Move the mouse over any Corner Circle, hold and rotate to desired spot. It should look like this:


Step 12: Change Star's Color

Reselect the Star and go to the Line and Filling Toolbar. (Toolbar normally appears longer)
OpenOffice Draw Line and Filling Toolbar
OpenOffice Draw Line and Filling Toolbar

Set the Fill to "White" and change the Line Style to Invisible in the drop down menu.

Again right click over the Star and select Area from the menu that appears.



Step 13: Star Transparency

OpenOffice Draw Area Window - Transparency Tab
OpenOffice Draw Area Window - Transparency Tab
In the Area window, go to the Transparency Tab.

Set Transparency to "65%" and click OK.


Step 14: The Shadow Tab

Instead of selecting the Drop Shadow Icon that is clearly visible on the Line and Filling Toolbar, we must first change the Drop Shadow Settings.

To do this, right click over the Star and select Area again. Then select the Shadow Tab.


Step 15: Shadow Settings

OpenOffice Draw Area Window - Shadow Tab
OpenOffice Draw Area Window - Shadow Tab
Select the "Check Box" next to "Use Shadow".

Set Distance to "0.06", Color to "Black" and Transparency to "0%".

Then click OK.














The result should look like this:
OpenOffice Draw Digital Photography Flyer Transparent Star
OpenOffice Draw Digital Photography
Flyer Transparent Star




Step 17: Insert Images

To insert an Image click on the From File Icon
OpenOffice Draw From File Icon
OpenOffice Draw
From File Icon
.
OpenOffice Draw Menu
OpenOffice Draw Menu


You can also do this by going to Insert > Picture > From File.

This will bring up the Insert Picture Window.

Locate your file, then click Open.

Once the Images are put on Canvas, Resize and move into desired location.



Step 18: Line Settings

OpenOffice Draw Line Window
OpenOffice Draw Line Window
Then while holding down the Shift Key, select each Image. Right click and select Line from the menu that appears.

This will bring up the Line Window.

Under Line Properties, change Style to "Continuous", set Color to "White", Width to "0.04" and change Transparency to "0%".

Then click OK.

All images will now have a "White" border.


Step 19: Arrange Images

Right click again and select Area from the menu. Go to the Shadow Tab, apply the same Shadow Settings as with the Star. Click OK.

Select the Arrange Icon
OpenOffice Draw Arrange Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Arrange Icon
on the Drawing Toolbar.
OpenOffice Draw Arrange Menu
OpenOffice Draw
Arrange Menu
This will bring up the Arrange Menu.

The first 4 icons are "Bring to Front", "Bring Forward", "Send Backward", and "Send to Back". Use them to arrange the Images.