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tacotupac
Menu editing color problems
on Oct 12, 2006 at 11:08:31 pm

I am fairly accustomed to AEDVD and am making an interactive menu. Here's what I have so far: First play is a 10 sec movie where I grabbed the last frame and make a jpg image out of it (Menu Background) I send it to photoshop and make it a menue by adding buttons highlights ect. Then I send it back to AEDVD. There everything works fine except the color on the highlight. I used a cutout of a persons head as the button and a copy with a big glow for the highlight. When you hover over each button it is supposed to lighten the button and have an outerglow but the color is way off. HELP!!



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John Cuevas
Re: Menu editing color problems
on Oct 14, 2006 at 2:21:36 pm

DVD only accepts 8 bit color for highlights, I wouldn't be surprised that the colors look bad.

You may need to make multiple menus/autoactive fuction to achieve your desired results.

David Garret made a nice tutorial showing how to accomplish this here:

http://www.sitesled.com/members/doogs/downloads.htm



Johnny Cuevas, Editor
http://www.ckandco.net


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Justin Chenier
Re: Menu editing color problems
on Oct 14, 2006 at 2:36:45 pm

I tried the tutorial link you posted and it doesn't work.

Justin
http://www.beyondtimemedia.com


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John Cuevas
Re: Menu editing color problems
on Oct 14, 2006 at 3:01:16 pm

You are correct, I copied the link from a post he had created earlier, but it seems his site is gone. Would be very unfortunate, he had created about 10 podcast tutorials.

See if I can contact him, maybe he could put those podcasts here on the COW, they would be very informative and answer a lot of encore questions.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
http://www.ckandco.net


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Jeff Bellune
Re: Menu editing color problems
on Oct 14, 2006 at 2:59:46 pm

Glows, bevels, gradients and other cool Photoshop effects (including feathered edges) will not work for subpicture highlights. The limited color palette for the subpicture will not support them.

You need to create 2 copies of the same menu, one with the glowing graphic displayed like you want and one without. On the menu without the graphic, set the button to auto-activate and link it to the menu with the graphic. Then make the graphic on the duplicate menu a button with transparent highlights for the normal and selected states and link that button to the program content.

Unless you have a motion menu, the illusion will be created for the audience that navigating to the button on the original menu made the glowing graphic button appear.

-Jeff

The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Encore DVD 2.0


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David Garrett
Re: Menu editing color problems
on Oct 14, 2006 at 5:05:40 pm

yeah.. sorry... i had about 52 tuts on my site but i took the site down way back in August... hopefully i will get them back up in the near future..

multiple menus along with the auto activating feature of Encore is the only way you would be able to do what you need to do..


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John Cuevas
Re: Menu editing color problems
on Oct 14, 2006 at 5:28:51 pm

No problem. Not so much for me, but I think a lot of people who visit the Cow could greatly benefit from the tuts you created. You did a very nice job.

Possible Ron or Kathryn could host them for you. Personally I think it those tuts would answer 75% of the questions we get in this forum.



Johnny Cuevas, Editor
http://www.ckandco.net


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Justin Chenier
Re: Menu editing color problems
on Oct 14, 2006 at 8:04:23 pm

Good Encore tutorials are hard to come by. I can't wait to see these!


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David Garrett
Re: Menu editing color problems
on Oct 15, 2006 at 5:07:17 pm

hopefully the tuts will be up very soon...


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