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In this course, author Nigel French shows how to create a cost-effective, elegantly styled restaurant menu with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. The course develops three menu designs: folder, four-panel card, and single-page, exploring the design considerations for each, such as size, folding, typeface, and paper stock. The course also sheds light on incorporating logos, choosing appropriate color schemes, and producing menus online and in print.
Your choice of paper is an important design consideration. Should you choose to print on a colored paper stock, this is one way of extending your range of colors. Before committing to a specific color, though, make sure you see a proof printed on that color. All supply stores sell a wide range of textured papers, many of which can be bought by the sheet. If you're intending to print the menu insert, or indeed the whole menu on your home desktop printer, laser printer, or inkjet printer, make sure that it's capable of printing this particular paper stock.
Southworth is one paper provider whose products I've used, and I've been happy with. They have several specialty lines, Granite, Parchment, Recycled, in a range of colors, and these are designed to be used on home desktop printers. Another consideration is that when we see our work onscreen, the paper is represented as white. We can, if we intend to print on a colored paper, change the color of that paper, or at least how it is simulated.
If I go to my Swatches panel, you'll notice that we have no color called white. That's because InDesign calls it paper; literally the absence of ink. But we can change the color of that paper, and then we have a simulation of how our work will look printed on paper of that color. Keep in mind, this is not going to add a color to your background. This is just a visual simulation of how your work will look, printed on a given color.
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