Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Fine-tuning the text with line breaks and balancing ragged lines, part of Designing a Restaurant Menu.
Our text has come a long way, but there's still room for improvement here.…I think, upon reflection, that I would like to increase the point size from 10…point to 11 point. We do have a lot of space to work with,…so let's make it a little bit bigger.…So I'm going to go to my Paragraph Styles, and I am going to edit my item style.…Now you notice, I have three item styles;…item space, and item sandwich are both based on item,…so when I edit this, those other two will also change. And I'm going to up my…point size to 11 point.…
There is something else that I want to do while I'm here, but to really show you…the nature of the problem, I'm going to leave here, first of all, and just point…out where it's not really working, and where we need to address some issue.…You'll notice that Eggs on toast, for example;…I've got one long line, and one short line. I want to balance my ragged lines, and I…suspect there are more instances like that.…This paragraph here, with veggies, etcetera, lovely to share. I want two lines…
- 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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