Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Photoshop and InDesign's Object Layer Options to add headers, part of Designing a Restaurant Menu.
In this chapter on optional extras and alternative versions, we're just going to…go down a few different avenues, exploring some different options.…One of those is to have a textured header, like we have here.…Just as I used as my inspiration for the background texture of the menu folder…this image of a Hessian-covered sofa, I am going to use that same inspiration…here, so that we get this sort of result.…You can see, I'm carrying that through to all the section heads.…
This whole process begins in InDesign, where I need to measure the width of my…column, so that I can size my picture in Photoshop accordingly.…So in InDesign, I'm going to select my text frame, and note that its width is 234 points.…Now I'm going to come back to Photoshop, where I am going to choose my Crop tool,…and I'm going to set the width of my crop to 234 points. I'll leave the Height…empty, and then I'm going to click-and-drag a section, like so.…
Press Return to perform that crop.…I'm now going to save this; Command+ Shift+S to do a Save As, because I don't…
- 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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