I am trying to create a menu in Encore DVD so that I have just text as buttons and when I rollover them a picture I have chosen will appear. I know there is a way to do it by duplicating the existing menu and link the first to the new one with the picture on it but this is rather messy especially if you have too many buttons. I am trying to do it the Photoshop way by making the picture as a highlight layer. While in Photoshop, I have the background picture placed, then I create a new group for the button with the prefix (+). Furthermore, I create the text then I add the picture close to the text as an other layer with the prefix (=1). But when I save the psd file and import it to Encore DVD as a menu, I don't get the right result. Instead, when the button is selected the picture does not appear, only a white fill with the same dimensions of the picture instead. Any ideas?
The only way that i know how to do this is to use multiple menus, it is messy as you say.. but it's the only workaround for it to be done using a full colour picture.
If you only had 3 colours in the picture then you could create a 3 colour sub picture by seperating each colour onto it's own layer and giving each of them a different highlight number (=1 , = 2 , =3)
and then setting the "edit menu colour sets within Encore..