Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a Photoshop brush to add texture, part of Designing a Restaurant Menu.
In this movie, I'm going to create a texture, which is going to fill these solid…areas of green on the outside, and on the inside.…And to do this, I am going to create a sampled brush in Photoshop.…I'm using, as my inspiration, this image, which is one of the source images we began…with. This is a picture of the interior of the cafe, where we see a sofa covered…in a Hessian coffee sack. So that's why I'm using this texture as my starting…point, and I'm now going to prepare this texture to be made into a sampled brush.…
And to do that, I am first going to duplicate the layer; Command+J. And then, to…evenly distribute the tonal values across the whole histogram, I'm going to go to…Image > Adjustments > Equalize, which doesn't get me a very good result color-wise,…but it does give me a very even distribution of tone, which is going to be…beneficial for the next step, which is to create a threshold adjustment layer,…which is going to divide the image into black and white, and given the previous…
- 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
Designing a Poster with InDesign CS4with Nigel French2h 16m Intermediate
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Designing the Menu Folder
2. Designing the Menu Insert
3. Alternative Versions and Optional Extras
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