Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a textured background, part of Designing a Restaurant Menu.
So in this, my alternate version of the menu, I thought I'd try something else, and…that is to add a textured background, just to give it a little something extra; a…bit more personality.…Now, I will say that if we want to add texture, then maybe applying a textured…image to the background is not the best way to go, or is certainly not the only way to go.…Another way would be to actually print on textured paper, and I'll be discussing…paper options a bit later on. But here, I am working with a texture file. I have…this on the background layer. You can see that I've screened it right back, so…the text is still readable. It's that same texture we saw in an earlier movie,…inspired by this image of the interior of the cafe, and using this texture file…as the starting point. I've placed this on a separate layer in the InDesign…document that we can turn on and off as required.…
So it's important that, number one, the texture not be too prominent, otherwise…it's going to make the text unreadable, and number two, given the limitations of…
- Adding text and design elements
- Adding texture with a Photoshop brush
- Creating a proof
- Adding stylized headers
- Designing menu inserts
- Placing and cleaning up text
- Creating a template
- Adding a textured background
- Preparing a menu for print
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Designing the Menu Folder
2. Designing the Menu Insert
3. Alternative Versions and Optional Extras
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