I created buttons for my Encore CS6 project in photoshop. I coded the layers for the buttons using (=1) as the name in button group. The images do not display properly in the rendered DVD (or in the preview of the DVD in Encore). These two images show the difference. First, what the play icon should look like, and second, what it comes out like. The play icon should be a simple white triangle with a drop shadow. It comes out (as you can see in the preview) grey with rough edges and no drop shadow. Please let me know if there's something I'm missing. Thank you.
DVD subpictures can only have 4 colors times 4 opacity, one per state. There is no way to have soft shadows in the button highlights themselves. They need to be part of the background image and only your triangle can be colored.
You cannot have images. The workaround is to use autoactivate (on a button) to go to a different menu that changes the image in the background for that button. You create multiple menus, with an ordinary state for all buttons in all menus, except for the "highlight" different for the "selected" button. Mouseover won't autoactivate, so this doesn't work on a computer the way you'd like.
You change color by use colors sets. Auto is usually on by default and this is picking up color from the PSD.