So I'm editing and creating menus for Encore in Photoshop. I was wondering if there is a way to see safe areas in Photoshop? I'm using the CS5.5 Master Suite and running a top-of-the-line mac.
If you're starting off in Photoshop, and do File - New and select the Film and Video from the presets at the top, you will get the title safe areas as guides.
If you import a background and there are no guides, you could go to Actions. Down at the bottom is a group called Video Actions and at the bottom of that is Title Safe Overlay. Play the action and you get red lines around the title safe areas as long as the backgound is appropriate for a menu . When you're through , before saving, turn off the eyeball for the layer with the title safe in it.