Is there a way to build a menu from scratch in Premiere Elements, i.e. not use the templates? I want a very simple menu on ONE screen, no sub-menus, etc., and all the templates I try end up creating multiple pages of menus just for the FOUR menu markers in my timeline!
Alternatively, how do I delete multiple pages of a menu, when I have only FOUR menu items and want them all on ONE menu page?
Thank you very much for your help.
What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
You cannot create your own movie menu from scratch using Premiere Elements. The movie menu theme traces back to a main menu psd file and a scene menu psd file and assets. It is the .psd files that need to be created in Photoshop CS or higher because of the essential Layer Sets within the Layers Palette of the .psd file. (There may be other .psd editors that can do this if the can handle Layer Sets and SubLayer Sets, but Photoshop CS or higher will do the job.)
It is often easier to customize the Adobe existing themes at the .psd level than to create them from scratch. Success in this task depends of strict adherence to naming and structural details for creating these menus.
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