Final Project- Designing Recipe BookObjective: Understanding of design and balance page layout. Understanding of Master Page and how master pages work. Work with Multiple Pages, Importing Text, Importing Images, applying Columns, Margins in the pages, and adding Auto Page Numbering. Understanding of Text Flow when importing a text file, apply Leading on paragraph, Kerning/Letter Space on words, Tracking on words, Paragraph Alignment, Character Styles, Paragraph Styles, Font Size/Resizing, Clipping Paths, Text Wrap, X & Y Location, Rotating Images, applying Color/Tint, and Ruler Guides InDesign.
Project: Design and layout an 8-page cookbook plus front and back cover (10 pages). Include photographs or other graphical elements to enhance your layout. Use symmetry or asymmetry balance in your layout. Apply the principles of the organization by creating visual harmony/unity in all the pages of your composition so the pages have a consistent look throughout. Use Elements of Design: Line, Type, Shape, Color, Value, and Texture- to enhance your work.
Be creative and inventive.
Dimensions: Your design for ENTIRE 'spread' must fit into 13" x 19". So if you set page 1 height for 11" then the width should be 9" or vice versa. You will eventually print the book and it will be for 'Spiral Printing' or 'Saddle stitch'. Leave at least 1/2" space (add to margin)for the spiral (the spring)
No limitations on color – depends on your design layout.
Include at least one table per recipe. Suggest using it for Prep time and Ready in.
Strategy: Research, gather samples of various cookbooks. Look at what is emphasized and what isn’t. Dissect the layout for repeating elements. Break down the elements and organize them appropriately. As a cook, what’s most important to you in a cookbook?
Develop a map. Define what is going where in your layout. Do a variety of layout designs using a grid/column guide or your own grid layout so all pages look consistent and look like they belong together. Apply elements of design such as line, shape, texture, color, and value. Solve your page layout design in one or two pages then apply the design principles to the rest of the pages (master pages). Do not use existing photography or images that pre-exist as finished art. If you do, make sure you give credit where needed. Define which elements should be on the master pages, which should have styles applied. Think about your audience when choosing your fonts and styling those fonts. Try different layouts. Don’t be afraid to develop different versions of the same layout. Print your document to see how it looks.
Submission: Electronic: Submit Packaged and PDF - High Quality for printing on Canvas.
Printed: Submit a printed piece, in color, bound or saddle-stapled.
Make sure you check your project with this project checklist below-
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Web critique: Make sure you turn your project in for critique prior to class. Choose at least 2 classmates and provide at least 3 constructive comments for each.
The layout should be your own, not copied from any other sources