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Designing Menus with DVD Studio Pro by John Skidgel

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Preparing Still Menus

The Workflow

Still menus are menus that contain a background image and an overlay.

The background may contain several flattened layers, designed within Adobe’s Photoshop application, while the overlay will be either a simple overlay or an advanced overlay.

A simple overlay is a black-and-white image on a single layer; an advanced overlay uses either four gray tones, or four color tones, such as white, blue, red, and black. It is the job of the overlay to map through the use of colors the exact shape and placement of a highlight.

A highlight is the status color defined by a button. A button highlight in the normal state may be programmed to be the color blue, for example. When this same button is in the selected state, you ...

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