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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to this Envato Tuts+ course, Restaurant Menu Design in Adobe InDesign. In this course, you'll learn the process of editing and creating your very own template. By learning how to edit a template, you’ll discover how quick and easy it is to input your own information.

You’ll then learn how to create your own templates by designing to different restaurant menu styles. We’ll start with a single-page menu and walk through some essential tools that will make your life easier. You’ll also learn how to set up a trifold brochure and how to export it successfully for printing.

Throughout the course you'll practice using some essential tools that will help you set up your restaurant menu template. We’ll touch on layers, master pages, colours, tables, and paragraph styles. These last two tools are really important for keeping your files consistent and organized.

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1.1 Introduction

Hi there, and welcome to this course, Restaurant Menu Design. The design of a menu can make or break a diner's experience. Menus come in all shapes and sizes, with folds and without. There's also a wide variety in styles, all depending on the type of restaurant that you're designing a menu for. In this course, we'll show you how to design a restaurant menu template. The design process and also to the printing and packaging phase. We will start by showing you how to edit an existing template from an extensive library from Envato Elements. This is great to see how other restaurant's menu design templates are set up. We will move on to designing a simple one sheet menu template. How to set up the essentials and what you need to use for your design to be easy to edit. Last, we will show you how to set up and design a trifold brochure menu design template. Trifold projects can be scary to set up because of defaults. Here, we will show you an easy way to do this that can help you in any of your future projects. Let's get started.

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