The trial is the same as the paid version. It just runs for a limited time without a serial number.
You can customize the menu by replacing the background with guitar themed images of your own.
Ah, OK. I guess that's the answer then. Thanks.
OK... I'm trying to edit the theme I've currently chosen in my project. I see how to import artwork but I cannot work out how to delete the existing artwork elements. All I seem able to do is resize the image windows but I cannot delete them.
What computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 13 running on? For now, I will assume Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit.
Please review Premiere Elements 13 First Look Part 3 CONTENT for a full accounting of the what is.
What kind of themes are you looking for - Instant Movie, Titles & Text, Movie Menu?
Lots of ways to customize the Adobe Movie Menus included with the program besides what can be done within the
Movie Menu section of the opened program. The bottom section of the following includes a list of how to when you
want to customize existing beyond beyond the opened project's Movie Menu area....
Any questions or need clarification on the above, please do not hesitate to ask.
OK, thanks. I'll read through those. I'm using Mac OSX Yosemite. I've been using Movie Menu tool only until now. I'm not clear how to add Text and Artwork elements to the background, and delete existing ones. If there are other tools that will allow me to create a menu from scratch, that would be useful. I just want to add the options to Play Movie or select one of 6 scenes.
I am strictly an Elements Windows user, and most of what I write about is related to Premiere Elements Windows. Nonetheless Premiere Elements Windows and Premiere Elements Mac are much alike.
Photoshop CS or higher would be your choice to create menus from scratch. Basically you create a .psd file with required sizing and features for a main menu and other for the scene menu. But, you do need to adhere to the Adobe requirements for names for files/folders and their location. I am not certain on the folders/files structure of Mac versus Windows in this instance.
a. PSD Editor that can create PSD files with Layers Palette's Layer Sets containing background, buttons, Title layers.
b. All files and folders and placement created to adhere to Adobe requirements.
Try to work through the Faux Widescreen Movie Menu theme. For the background insert, you can photograph your own guitar or create a guitar containing video.
Please review and then we can discuss finer details if you are interested in exploring more on this matter.
I don't have Photoshop but I use a program for Mac called Pixelmator which allows me to do much the same work. However, as I mentioned I don't seem to be able to add or delete artwork elements in the Movie Menu creation window. Am I missing something obvious?
Thanks for the follow up.
There is just so much you can do at in the opened project's Movie Menu customization area. Please refer to Adobe document on the
You are not going to be able to add or remove menu buttons within the opened project. For that you need the .psd editor to open and edit the .psd's Layers Palette's Layer Sets content.
I can tell you the secret of how to remove unwanted Adobe text from the menu in the opened project. But then you will not have text for that particular menu at the opened project level. Your text opportunities in the project are for font types and sizes and repositioning of them. Sizing and repositions for the scene buttons are also possible in the opened project. You can insert replacement Video/Stills and Audio background in the opened project but within the space designed in by Adobe. But, if you want different highlights for the scene buttons, that is a job for your psd editor. And so.
Please also review what goes on in those .psd files as represented in my blog posts whose links to I have posted earlier in this thread.
Please let me know if you are OK with the above. If not, please ask for clarifications.
OK, I have read the help menu regarding the use of templates. It appears that one cannot create a Disc Menu from scratch, therefore I must use an existing template and edit it, which is what I have been trying to do. However, the template I chose has multiple artwork layers which cannot be removed, only resized. Since I have found nothing in the literature that addresses this, I am left with the possibility of downloading alternative templates from the internet, to which the instructions refer. But it doesn't say where these templates are located. Am I supposed to do a Google search for them?
You wrote that you read the Adobe document on Movie Menu and customizing one of the Adobe Movie Menu themes within the Movie Menu of the project.
Yes, you can create a Premiere Elements Movie Menu from scratch using Photoshop CS or higher.
I have pointed you to my very detailed how tos on the topic of customizing the Adobe Movie Menus, essentially creating them from scratch.
You use the principles in the list of how tos at the bottom of that blog to create you Movie Menu menu from scratch. You will need Photoshop CS or higher to do this.The following blog should give you an even more comprehensive answer to your how to details for creating a Movie Menu from scratch with Photoshop CS or higher.
You could check out the http://www.muvipix.com web site for it assortment of subscriber and non subscriber offerings in the way of movie menus.
Add On...Can you find the Movie Menu folders/files on your Mac computer?