3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2008 8:25 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Altering dvd menus in PE7 - can it be done?

    Level 1
      Is there any way to change the dvd menu templates in PE7? I can see that the
      background music and video clip can be changed and some things moved around
      a bit but how much can the other items be changed? for example can the
      background graphic be altered?

      Mark
        • 1. Re: Altering dvd menus in PE7 - can it be done?
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional
          You can swap out the background with a still or video right in Premiere Elements. I show you how in my free article "Creating DVD Menus in Premiere Elements" at Muvipix.com.
          http://muvipix.com/products.php?subcat_id=41

          In my members article, I detail how to actually customize a DVD menu template, by taking the template apart in Photoshop Elements.
          http://muvipix.com/products.php?subcat_id=7
          • 2. Re: Altering dvd menus in PE7 - can it be done?
            Level 1
            Steve,<br />Thanks for the articles!<br /><br />You may want to revisit the "Create DVD" one and update it for PE7, some of <br />the terminology doesn't quite match any more.<br /><br />I suspect I was not clear, the built-in tools don't allow you to change the <br />background, just a portion of it. In PE7, the one template included in the <br />PE7 download (Fun) has a green and yellow backdrop which seems to be <br />unchangable and a video-box which can be changed by the "background" <br />setting.<br /><br />I will check out your members article...nice site and a great set of tools<br /><br />Mark<br /><br /><br /><grisetti_steve@adobeforums.com> wrote in message <br />news:59b700b9.0@webcrossing.la2eafNXanI...<br />> You can swap out the background with a still or video right in Premiere <br />> Elements. I show you how in my free article "Creating DVD Menus in <br />> Premiere Elements" at Muvipix.com.<br />> <a href=http://muvipix.com/products.php?subcat_id=41><br />><br />> In my members article, I detail how to actually customize a DVD menu <br />> template, by taking the template apart in Photoshop Elements.<br />> <a href=http://muvipix.com/products.php?subcat_id=7>
            • 3. Re: Altering dvd menus in PE7 - can it be done?
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional
              Thanks for checking out Muvipix, Mark!

              (And, for what it's worth, my book on version 7 does update the language in that Steve's Tips article. ;) )

              As the members article will show you, the DVD templates are actually PSD files. By opening those PSD files in Photoshop Elements, you can edit and remove the various elements in the template, including removing the extra layers of graphics that you describe.