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11-12-2005, 07:15 AM
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I have a question regarding making text buttons for a menu using DVD Workshop 2. I know that you have to use photoshop to create the background and have already done that, but how do you create text buttons using the program. I orignally created the text in photoshop that I wanted to be the buttons but don't know how to link videi to it and make it a button in the program. I know that it is possible to type text when you are in DVD Workshop and then attatch video to it, but is there a way to make the text in photoshop along with the background image and then attatch video in DVD Workshop to it? All help will be much appreciated.

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Yes, sort of.

You have to have a still image in the background. Whether it's temporary or permanent makes no difference. You simply must have one to add a multi-layer PSD file.

Make a PSD file in Photoshop 7 or later. Make your text layers.

After you have a still image background, go to BUTTON and then in the import manager, go to the OBJECT and GENERAL OBJECT. Import your PSD file. Drop it on the desktop as a button. Each layer can be resized and linked independently. You can also resize as a whole. I would suggest, if you want to use a multi-layer PSD file, to use the background as a BMP file in DVDWS2, and not as a background layer in the PSD file. It just looks better coming from a BMP.

Sort of round-about, but works great.


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Thanks LS. I appreciate all the advice recently.

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