Well, you can certainly modify them an awful lot right in the program -- swapping in a new background, changing fonts and colors, changing where the scene menu links are positioned on a menu page.
But creating your own custom templates gets a bit more challenging. The templates are PSD files, and so can be edited in Photoshop and, in most cases, in Photoshop Elements. But they layers must be in a certain order and things must be named and arranged correctly.
It's too much to cover on this forum -- but I do take you step by step how to do it in my "Muvipix Guide to Photoshop Elements/Premiere Elements 9" book, if you're interested (available on Amazon and at Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com).
You can also try modifying an existing template in Photoshop. Just make sure you don't change the structure or naming conventions and you should be okay.
Many thanks for your reply. This all seems a bit complicated for a simple personal use so I shall have to continue with the very ornate Adobe templates.
What a pity they do not provide a plain easily presonalized example.
As I said, there is also a lot you can do right in the program.
I've written about it in a free article at Premiere Elements support site http://Muvipix.com.
Just type "Create DVD menus" in the product search box.
I also have a number of free disc templates on this site, including a free "generic" template that allows for a lot of customization.
Many thanks Steve for your further help.
I have installed one of the generic disc menus and find that it just what I
As I am very new to this I have no doubt that I shall be back at the
fountain of wisdom again soon.