I create a ton of DVD-Video Menus, using the NTSC (Widescreen, or Standard - each with a different PAR, to accommodate the 16:9, or 4:3), and have never had any issue with pixelation. Where are you seeing this, just in display?
I do that creation on either a dual 21" CRT workstation, or a 17" Laptop, and have never experienced such issues.
As the Frame Size for DVD-Video is set (only difference is the PAR for 16:9, or 4:3), creating the Menu in a larger size, and Scaling it down, will involve one of the Scaling algorithms in Image Size Interpolation, Bicubic Sharper, Bicubic Smoother, Bicubic Auto, or Bicubic. As Resampling will need to be done, I find that doing the creation in the exact size needed, is a better method - at least for me.
Can you post a screen-cap of that pixelation, and let us know where you are seeing it?
Thanks for your fast repy and input Bill...
I'm attaching 2 captures (1 with PAR Correction "On" one with it "Off")
I'm working on a Dell U2410 Monitor. I'm viewing the images at approx 161% (these 2 captures were done at that size)
I've been increasing the size to approx 160% ...otherwise the image is too small to work with onscreen.
I originally created this Photoshop document with the following workflow:
1) I created a "New" PS document at the Film/Video Preset for NTSC DV Widescreen
2) I turned "Off" (un-checked) Pixel Aspect Ratio Correction
3) I dragged the original jpg image of the climber into the Film/Video Document
3) I free transformed the jpg of the climber to fit the size of the NTSC Film/Video document
4) I increased the size to approx 161% to be able to work on details.
Was my workflow incorrect to size the image?
Should the image look "normal" with the PAR Correction "Off"?
When doing all the Photoshop work to the image should it be done with PAR Correction off?