I placed a JPG photo in the background of the disk menu using the pan and zoom menu template. I adjusted the photo resolution to 1920 by 1080. The video is 1080p 29.97. It leaves a big black border around the photo and there is no way to make the photo bigger. I also tried the photo with a higher resolution with the same problem. The PC is Windows 8.1 - 64 bit. I also seem to get the same problem if I use 1080p video for the background. Any fixes besides getting a better program?
Premiere Elements 12/12.1 on Windows 8.1 64 bit.
Video or Still Background Replacement does not necessarily mean replacement of the whole background. It all depends on how the theme .psd background layer was created. Most of the time the background replacement is a partial one because of the design.
If you want to customize the disc menu in this regard, then you go into the background layer in the Layers Palette of the theme's psd file and edit it. The major psd editor for this purpose would be Photoshop CS or higher. However, if only a background replacement at the.psd level is required, the task might be completed successfully using Photoshop Elements Editor.
Please take a look at one of my blog posts for the how to details for such a task.
Also you may have to do some resizing of the scene selection page thumbnails to get rid of any black borders around them.
Please review and consider and then we can discuss this further if interested and need clarification.