Saturday, 6 August 2011 // 15:47
This tutorial will show you how to create a simple but effective header.
Difficulty: Beginners || Steps: 7 || Programs used: Microsoft Word 2007 (I think!)
Final Image :
Step 1 / You will need to find an image you want to use within the text. I have used this image i found on weheartit (Click the link in the header), Something you have to be aware of when using weheartit is that a lot of images lose their credit. this image doesn't have any credit on it and if it is your image please let me know so I can remove it. This is the actual size of the image, Word likes to fit the image exactly into your text so to avoid pixelation find a high resolution image or an image large enough to cover your text.
Step 2 / Using Word, Click on the 'insert' tab on the top ribbon, followed by the 'WordArt' button and choose the first preset (WordArt style 1)
Step 3 / Type your chosen text into the pop up box and chose whichever font and size you want. The font I have used is called 'Devil Breeze' and can be downloaded from DaFont
along with a variety of other fonts.
Once you have pressed 'Ok', something similar to above should appear on your page.
Step 4 / Right click on the text and select 'Format WordArt', on the pop up window select 'Fill Effects' and then click the 'Picture' tab. Then click 'Select Picture' and browse your computer files for your chosen image. Tip : Saving your image to your desktop is the best place as its so easy to find.
Tip : If you do not want a boarder around your text, where it says 'Line' and then 'Color' and the box is selected black, click this and select none. You should then have something similar to this on the page.
If wanted, you could finish there and have a simple detailed header like above, if you want to add a bit of decoration then continue the steps
Step 5 / Click the 'insert' tab on the top ribbon followed by the 'Shapes' button and chose whichever shape you want. For this tutorial I chose stars! Then place them on your image wherever you want. They should go anywhere over the text so you will have a lot of flexibility with placement.
Step 6 / Do the same as the text, Right click and go to 'Format WordArt' then Fill Effects > Picture > Select Picture and select either the same or a similar or contrasting image to fill in the stars. This diagram shows the line fill as mentioned above
With a little bit more decoration and placement you could achieve something similar to below.
Step 7 / Print screen the word doccument using the 'Prnt Scrn' key located near the backspace key , paste into something like microsoft paint, crop the canvas to fit the image and save your header!
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