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I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. In my video project (vacation pictures with transitions and set to music and with narration - so cool!), I am certain that I saw an overlay under the 'Travel' theme with shells and lovely aqua water and palm trees in the background which would have been perfect but the only overlay under that theme is one with different coins on it. Am I imagining things? I tried Frames also - no seashells.

 

So, are there additional overlays available, perhaps as downloads from Roxio? Can I use my own pictures to make an overlay? If I can create my own overlay, how and would I want to do that...?

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I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. In my video project (vacation pictures with transitions and set to music and with narration - so cool!), I am certain that I saw an overlay under the 'Travel' theme with shells and lovely aqua water and palm trees in the background which would have been perfect but the only overlay under that theme is one with different coins on it. Am I imagining things? I tried Frames also - no seashells.

 

So, are there additional overlays available, perhaps as downloads from Roxio? Can I use my own pictures to make an overlay? If I can create my own overlay, how and would I want to do that...?

??? :huh:

 

Overlays are only part of VideoWave, which has nothing called Themes…

 

What program is this in?

 

Look at it again and see what the Actual Name is for what you are talking about.

 

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??? :huh:

 

Overlays are only part of VideoWave, which has nothing called Themes…

 

What program is this in?

 

Look at it again and see what the Actual Name is for what you are talking about.

 

VideoWave

  • opened my project; the first item in my project is a color panel
  • clicked on the color panel then clicked on 'Add Overlay' button
  • window appears displaying the different overlays available along with a drop down menu
  • chose the 'Travel' overlay

That's where I'm certain I saw an overlay with shells on it instead of this one with the coins....

 

(edit: fixed List)

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VideoWave
  • opened my project; the first item in my project is a color panel
  • clicked on the color panel then clicked on 'Add Overlay' button
  • window appears displaying the different overlays available along with a drop down menu
  • chose the 'Travel' overlay

That's where I'm certain I saw an overlay with shells on it instead of this one with the coins....

The Names are the same but you have your programs mixed up.

 

"Travel" is an Overlay in VideoWave:

 

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Whereas "Travel" is a Menu Style in MyDVD:

 

post-39730-1267702908.jpg

 

They are not interchangeable.

 

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Can I use my own pictures to make an overlay? If I can create my own overlay, how and would I want to do that...?

 

Here is a short tutorial (link) that might give you an idea about how to create custom overlays to use in VideoWave. Let the video completely load before clicking the Play button. There is a text version below the video tip.

 

The tip uses an older version, but it should be similar and can give you an idea.

 

 

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Here is a short tutorial (link) that might give you an idea about how to create custom overlays to use in VideoWave. Let the video completely load before clicking the Play button. There is a text version below the video tip.

 

The tip uses an older version, but it should be similar and can give you an idea.

Excellent karri – pop in anytime!!!

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The Names are the same but you have your programs mixed up.

 

"Travel" is an Overlay in VideoWave:

 

post-39730-1267702892.jpg

 

Whereas "Travel" is a Menu Style in MyDVD:

 

post-39730-1267702908.jpg

 

They are not interchangeable.

 

Aha! I knew I had seen it somewhere! Too bad they aren't interchangeable. Thank you for the answer.

 

Here is a short tutorial (link) that might give you an idea about how to create custom overlays to use in VideoWave. Let the video completely load before clicking the Play button. There is a text version below the video tip.

 

The tip uses an older version, but it should be similar and can give you an idea.

 

Perfect! I look forward to trying it out. I learned two things today - how to create a custom overlay and that I have PhotoSuite :lol:

 

Thank you.

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Thank you for posting the video, however in Creator 2010:

There in the Insert photo/video dialog box "There is no" select Insert as overlay and click OK.

Also, I can't find "Save as Custom overlay" in the Preview Window.

 

Is a custom overlay just a png file? If so, maybe we can just figure out where to save it. Thanks so much.

 

...Right click on the overlay in the Preview window and click on Save as custom overlay in the context menu. Type in a name for your overlay and click OK.

 

 

Here is a short tutorial (link) that might give you an idea about how to create custom overlays to use in VideoWave. Let the video completely load before clicking the Play button. There is a text version below the video tip.

 

The tip uses an older version, but it should be similar and can give you an idea.

 

What version did you use? Maybe I could use that, and save it for Creator 2010. The question is where?

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Thank you for posting the video, however in Creator 2010:

There in the Insert photo/video dialog box "There is no" select Insert as overlay and click OK.

Also, I can't find "Save as Custom overlay" in the Preview Window.

 

Is a custom overlay just a png file? If so, maybe we can just figure out where to save it. Thanks so much.

 

...Right click on the overlay in the Preview window and click on Save as custom overlay in the context menu. Type in a name for your overlay and click OK.

 

 

 

 

What version did you use? Maybe I could use that, and save it for Creator 2010. The question is where?

 

 

To save a custom overlay that you have created in Videowave, right-click the overlay in the Preview Window and the ""Save as Custom overlay" is in the drop-down menu.

 

There in the Insert photo/video dialog box "There is no" select Insert as overlay and click OK.

 

In Videowave, did you select the image to be added as the overlay? You have to select an image and then click Ok. Then the Insert Photo/Image dialog box opens.

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Hi condic,

 

Did Walt's suggestion solve the problem for you? I don't have v2010, but imagine the Roxio developers wouldn't have taken away that option.

 

In any event, and IIRC, I used EMC9 for the overlay tutorial. Yes, it would be a transparent png file, so you could save it where ever you want on your hard drive (in a file named CustomOverlays, for example) and add it to future projects simply as an overlay without going through the "Save as Custom Overlay" method.

 

Keep us updated on your progress :)

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