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Q. about .psd buttons



I have a client who has sent to me various Photoshop .psd files that they want to use as buttons in our DVD project. Each file has two layers, which I have renamed "overlay" and "image." The idea is that an unselected button will show you one layer, and then selecting the button will show you the other layer. I see this in DVDs all the time. But I can't seem to get it to work in DVDit Pro 6. The only thing it will let me do is create a colored highlight as my overlay. I have been reading and re-reading the help file, and I'm at wits end. Can anyone help me figure out how to do this?


(If anyone reading this is in the Bethesda, MD area and wants to stop by and show me, that would be even cooler!)


J. D.

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you have two choices for more rich rollovers:


1) switched menus - you use the autoactivate feature to switch to a new menu when you roll over a button. the second menu has a rich, full color button and the appearance is that it all happened on one menu. downside - only still menus, no audio


2) you do a multi-color highlight layer. create a photoshop menu with text, etc. on it. you then place your buttons in front of or under the text. if you make those buttons black, red and blue, you can assign different highlight colors to that mapping and get a multi-colored rollover. example - a red and white rose in the menus of Beauty and the Beast. the color mapping is done in the button attributes window where you edit subpicture colors and select advanced in that dialog box.


in #2, you flatten your background without the buttons showing and then you expose your buttons on top of a white background and flatten that layer and impot it into the highlight layer bin in the menu editor. surround your text and your button with the highlight tool and assign the colors and you are good to go.

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