Create Amazing Flyers As You Learn Graphic Design


Step 07: Royalty Free Clip Art

Clker - Cutlery Clip Art
Cutlery Clip Art
Now we can add an Image to the Flyer. The Royalty Free Clip Art for this Restaurant Flyer was downloaded from Clker.

The Clipart is called Moself Cutlery by Lyo.

Once the Image has been downloaded, you will need to place it into the Flyer.


Step 08: Insert Picture

To insert the Image go up to the Menu Bar and select Insert > Picture > From File.
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Insert Menu - From File
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Insert Menu - From File

This opens the Insert Picture Window.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Insert Picture Window
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Insert Picture Window

After you've located the file, click the Open button at the bottom of the window.

Your Image will appear with 8 Squares around it.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Restaurant Flyer Background Plus Image
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Restaurant Flyer Background Plus Image

Let's Resize this Image by using Position and Size from the Sidebar.

Set Width to 2" and Height to 3".

Move to the desired location on the Flyer.



Step 09: Set Transparency

When the Image is selected, the Graphic Section is added to the Properties Sidebar.
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Properties Sidebar Graphic Section
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Properties Sidebar Graphic Section

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Transparent Image
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Transparent Image
Set Transparency to 60% so that the Image is a bit lighter.


Step 10: Arrange Order

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Arrange Icon
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Arrange Icon
Click on the Arrow on the right side of the Arrange Icon located on the Drawing Toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Arrange Menu
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Arrange Menu
This reveals the Arrange Menu.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Arrange - Send Backward Icon
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Send Backward Icon
Select the Send Backward Icon which is the 3rd Icon on the top row.

This will make Text placed above the Image more legible.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Image Sent Backward
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Image Sent Backward


Step 11: Free Fonts

Next we can start adding Text to the Flyer. For the Restaurant Flyer Title, SubTitles and Telephone, the Font used is Not Mary Kate by Nick's Fonts, which was downloaded from FontSpace.
NotMaryKate Font
NotMaryKate Font

If you want to view more of Nick's Fonts check out his website at Nicksfonts.

For the remaining Text, I used a Font called Monoglyceride. It can be downloaded from FontFreak and is designed by Tepid Monkey Fonts.

Monoglyceride Font
Monoglyceride Font

(Note for a newly downloaded Font to be usable on your machine, you must first install it. Any Font installed while OpenOffice Draw is open, will not be visible in the Font List. To correct this, you will have to restart the OpenOffice Draw program after Font(s) installation.)



Step 12: Insert & Format Text

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Text Icon
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Text Icon
From the Properties Sidebar - Insert Shapes section, you can select the Text Icon.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Typed Text
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Typed Text
Click in any white space above the Image and type the Title Text "Aly's Restaurant".

Notice that both the Text Section and Paragraph Section of the Properties Sidebar appear.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Properties Sidebar - Text and Paragraph
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Properties Sidebar - Text and Paragraph

Select all of the Text, click on the Down Arrow on the Font Box and select NotMaryKate from the Font List.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Font List
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Font List

On the right side of the Font Box is Font Size which you should set to 44.

The Text should look like this:

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Formatted Text
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Formatted Text

Then type the "Authentic" Text, setting its Font to Monoglyceride and its Font Size to 28.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Center Icon
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Center Icon
Center this Text by clicking the Center Icon in the Paragraph Section of the Sidebar.

For the other Subtitles, set the Font to NotMaryKate, and the Font Size to 22.

The Menu Items are set to Font Monoglyceride, and Font Size 16. Alternate between our Maroon and Dark Gray Colors for Text Color as shown here.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Bold Icon
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Bold Icon
Set the Color of the Address Text to White, and make the Text Bold by selecting the Bold Icon in the Text Section of the Sidebar.

All of this is done so that the Text is more easily seen on the Maroon Background.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Restaurant Flyer
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Restaurant Flyer


Step 13: Save File

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 File Menu - Save As
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 File Menu - Save As
To Save this flyer, go to the File Menu and select Save As.

This opens the Save As Window.

OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Save As Window
OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Save As Window

Browse to where you wish to save the file. Name your file and click Save.

I do hope that you have enjoyed this OpenOffice Draw 4.0 Restaurant Flyer Tutorial and more importantly that you have learned something. Thanks so much for visiting!

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