You may have noticed that many of our menus are minimal, this is done intentionally to allow incorporation of your content which enhances each of the projects.
We would like to introduce a new method which we use on many of our client menus, illustrating the above process .
Normally if an image is shown in our preview we include a thumb button for use in encore which will extract the image or video, however this has its limitations, this Tutorial will allow you to include any of your own photographs into the menu,, by using this technique it opens the full potential of all our menus -
STEP 1 open the image you wish to use in photo shop
From the photoshop menu choose select -All Edit copy merged
this will place your image in the clipboard
STEP 2 open the the first play menu in photoshop
STEP 3 open the layers panel and expand the edit folder as shown opposite
mouse click on the image layer to make it active as shown in blue
STEP 4 CTRL+ mouse click on the image layer thumb to load the image selection as shown
Ensure you click the image thumbnail as illustrated with the hand cursor over the mask
if you complete this correctly the photo will be highlighted with the selection border
STEP 4 Choose Edit - paste into
This will create a new layer as shown in image 2
choose edit- transform - scale to adjust
the size of your image to the correct visual appearance use the drag handles to resize be careful of the feather edge view, press Enter to complete the adjustment.
STEP 5 when complete simply delete the original image layer by dragging it to the bin at the bottom of the layers panel or use the view eye to disable from view
SAVE The file and you are ready to use the menu with your content
This process makes our menus very versatile for your own requirement and you should explore this area more with a view to altering the position and size of the imported image the results you can achieve are very desirable and illustrate more than ever the design thinking in our menus.
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