OpenOffice Draw Digital Photography Flyer Tutorial
Step 11: Rotate Star
Select the Star and click on the 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)
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
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
Step 15: Shadow Settings
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:
Step 16: Royalty Free Images
Next we can finish up the document by adding Images to it.
I downloaded photos from these 3 sites that have Royalty
Free Photos to use without any hassel.
Step 17: Insert Images
To insert an Image click on the From File Icon
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
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
on the Drawing Toolbar.
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.
Step 20: Save File
This is what the finished document will look like.
Go to File > Save.
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