2007 December 19th, 16:46
DVDA 4.5 and creating .PSD buttons
I Have been playing around with the trial of Sony DVDA 4.5 for a few days now, and with the help of our very own Moderator "Worley", whom i have been bouncing emails and PM's to over the last few days, I THINK" I have got to grips with creating .PSD buttons for use in DVDA 4.5
I was going to post the link to this test file over at the Sony Media forums, but cos i am using a trial and don't actually own the software has forbidden me from posting there.
What i need is for the good folks of the forums to download and just generally test these 2 .psd files out with sample videos of their own, or pics (as the more testers then the quicker i will get to grips with any flaws in how i created the buttons).
The background menus are in the PAL format, but it should be a simple enough case of changing the aspect ratio for NTSC.
After more than 3 years of making Encore tutorials i decided to turn my sights to DVDA, and what a nightmare it has been trying to get to grips with this new software, Encore/photoshop is far more user friendly for creating your own custom menus and buttons.. but each DVD software has it's strengths and weaknesses....
anyways... here's the link.. http://rapidshare.com/files/77731205...ttons.zip.html
2007 December 19th, 18:15
Slightly insidious, but mostly harmless
...and just "generally test"
What do you mean exactly Doogs?
I'm sure I can help but what exactly are you struggling with?
2007 December 20th, 01:27
2007 December 20th, 02:05
One of the problems we discovered was that if one of us created a DVDA menu using a .psd menu, when that menu was opened on the other's computer, the button highlights were oversized. Everything else was fine.
DVDA also has a silly way on inserting custom menus - not at all intuitive; the layer naming convention is not easy to understand and the manual gives little help on understanding it.
And let's not even talk about colour schemes! If I make a button highlight blue in my .psd file, I want it to remain blue in DVDA, not translucent pink!