Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a format and setting up the folder document, part of Designing a Restaurant Menu.
Probably the hardest part of this whole project is setting up the document to…begin with for the folder.…Remember, we have a trifold, and what's going to happen is panel three is…going to fold into panel two, be glued down upon it, and then the menu insert…will be slipped inside.…And where, you may ask, did I come up with this great idea?…Well I stole it, like most of my good ideas.…
In fact, that's not entirely true.…I was inspired by a menu that I saw, and I thought, I am going to do one kind of like that.…I thought, this is a good solution, where we want something that looks elegant and…classy, but is cheap to reproduce.…But it's a little bit tricky to set up in the first place.…So I am going to create my new document, and as I mentioned, we want to keep this…to standard page sizes, so I am going to be using a Tabloid size.…
If you're in Europe, the equivalent size would be A3.…And I am going to set my margins to zero, and I am going to have a bleed; I am…going to have a nine point bleed. 0p9; zero picas, nine points, and I want the…
- 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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