Open Pages and choose a blank template. We’ve selected the landscape format. Create a frame for the page by using the Shape tool.
Fill the shape with your choice of colour. It may have a black keyline. Remove this by selecting None from the drop-down menu at the top of the interface.
Add another shape slightly smaller than the first and select a paler colour. Use the Graphic Inspector to add a stroke to make it stand out.
Drag and drop an image from the Media palette onto the layout and select Mask from the Format menu. Drag the corners to crop the image.
Now we can start incorporating some text. Tap the Text box icon at the top of the interface and key in the title of your recipe.
Format the text by increasing the size; as the title, we want it to stand out. Choose a font and change the colour so that it suits the background.
Add another text box and add details such as how many it serves. Choose a more legible font and use different weights and colour to make the data clear.
Cut and paste the title box, make the text smaller and type in ‘Ingredients’. Add a text box underneath and use the small body copy to list the ingredients.
Repeat the last step for the Method and add any extra details. Save and export as a PDF, or print it out. Once you have a few, bind together to make a book.
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