Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 12: Add Text

Select the Text Icon
OpenOffice Draw Text Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Text Icon
from the Drawing Toolbar. Click anywhere on the page and start entering Text, in this case it will be the Flyer Title, "Amaya's Flower Garden".
OpenOffice Draw Large Text Box
OpenOffice Draw Large Text Box

Notice that if you draw a Text Box, you will have to deal with Resizing it later.

OpenOffice Draw Small Text Box
OpenOffice
Draw Small
Text Box
However, if you just click once, the Text Box will not need to be Resized later. It will Resize itself as you type.

Select the Text then go up to the Text Formatting Bar and click on the Down Arrow on the Font Name Box and select Harlow Solid Italic. Click on the Down Arrow on the Font Size Box and select "48".

OpenOffice Draw Text Formatting Toolbar
OpenOffice Draw Text Formatting Toolbar


Step 13: Format Text

Add the Company Address which is:
89 Adrienne Lane,
Alysstown, FL 34332,
Tel. 555.111.2323,
Fax 555.111.4434.

Select all the Text and set the Font Name to "Segoe Print" which is a free Font that was downloaded at FontFreak.

Set the Font Size to "18", then select the Centered Icon
OpenOffice Draw Center Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Center Icon
to Center the Text.


Step 14: The Paragraph Window

OpenOffice Draw Format Text Popup Menu
OpenOffice Draw
Format Text Popup Menu
To Decrease the Line Spacing, Highlight all of the Text, Right click and select Paragraph from the menu that appears.

This will open the Paragraph Window.


Step 15: Line Spacing

OpenOffice Draw Paragraph Window Indents and Spacing Tab
OpenOffice Draw Paragraph Window Indents and Spacing Tab
In the Spacing Section set Above and Below Paragraph to "0".

In the Line Spacing Section, click on the Down Arrow and choose Proportional from the menu that appears.
OpenOffice Draw Line Spacing Drop Down Menu
OpenOffice Draw
Line Spacing
Drop Down Menu






Set the Percentage to "65%". Then click OK.


Step 16: Format Remaining Text

Enter all the other remaining blocks of Text.
OpenOffice Draw Florist Flyer With Text and Background
OpenOffice Draw Florist Flyer
With Text and Background
Make the "Bouquet Text" Bold by clicking on the Bold Icon
OpenOffice Draw Bold Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Bold Icon
and set the Font Size to "28".

All the Text should look like this:




Step 18: Insert Images

To Insert an Image, click on the From File Icon
OpenOffice Draw Insert Image From File Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Insert Image
From File Icon
which is located on the bottom of the Page on the Drawing Toolbar.

You can also do this by going to the Insert Menu > Picture > From File.
OpenOffice Draw From File Menu
OpenOffice Draw
From File Menu
OpenOffice Draw Insert Menu Picture
OpenOffice Draw Insert Menu Picture


This will bring up the Insert Picture Window.

Locate your file, then click Open. Repeat for the other Images.



Step 19: Resize Images

OpenOffice Draw Selected Yellow Flower With Handles
OpenOffice Draw Selected
Yellow Flower With Handles
Select the Yellow Flower. Move the mouse over one of the Squares, hold down the "Ctrl" and "Shift" Keys at the same time, then drag to Resize the Image.

Move it into place on the Flyer.

Resize the other 2 Flowers.


Step 20: Drop Shadow Settings

Instead of selecting the Drop Shadow Icon
OpenOffice Draw Drop Shadow Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Drop Shadow
Icon
that is clearly visible on the Line and Filling Toolbar, we must first change the Drop Shadow Settings. To do this, select both the Red and Pink Flowers, and Right click while over them. Select Area from the menu that appears.

OpenOffice Draw Area Window Shadow Tab
OpenOffice Draw Area Window Shadow Tab
This will open up the Area Window. Go to the Shadow Tab.

Select the Check Box next to Use Shadow.

Set Distance to "0.02", Color to "Black", and Transparency to "0". Then click OK.

This is what the Drop Shadow should look like:
OpenOffice Draw Drop Shadow Applied to Flowers
OpenOffice Draw Drop
Shadow Applied to Flowers


Step 21: Duplicate Image

To make a copy of the Pink Flower, select it then go to the Edit Menu > Duplicate.
OpenOffice Draw Edit Menu Duplicate
OpenOffice Draw Edit Menu Duplicate


This will open the Duplicate Window.
OpenOffice Draw Duplicate Window
OpenOffice Draw Duplicate Window






















Set the Number of Copies to "1". Click OK.

OpenOffice Draw Duplicated Images
OpenOffice Draw
Duplicated Images
Move the Duplicated Image into the desired location.



Step 22: Arrange Images

Select the Red Flower then click on the Arrange Icon
OpenOffice Draw Arrange Icon
OpenOffice Draw
Arrange Icon
located on the Drawing Toolbar. This will bring up the Arrange Menu.
OpenOffice Draw Arrange Menu
OpenOffice Draw
Arrange Menu


The First 4 Icons are "Bring to Front", "Bring Forward", "Send Backward", and "Send to Back".

Select the 1st Icon, Bring to Front.

The Images should now look like this:
OpenOffice Draw Arranged Images
OpenOffice Draw
Arranged Images


Step 23: Group Images

OpenOffice Draw Modify Menu Group
OpenOffice Draw Modify Menu Group
Select all 3 Images while holding down the "Shift" Key, then go to the Modify Menu > Group.

Thus Grouping all 3 Images into 1 Group.