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Macintosh Patterson
How to create overlays for DVD Studio Pro?
on May 25, 2005 at 5:01:32 pm

I don't like the way text looks when done in DVD Studio Pro so I've heard a better way to do it is to create an overlay. Here's what I'm planning on doing. Create a background in Photoshop and drop it in. Then I need help. I need at leaset 2 buttons. For now let's say "Play Movie" and "Scene Selection"

I understand that the background I originally drop in should have this text and then I create another file that when brought into DVDSP becomes the overlay. I know how to do all that. I just need help in creating the overlay text in the first place to bring it into DVDSP. If someone can walk me through it , it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance! :)


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Richard Harrington
Re: How to create overlays for DVD Studio Pro?
on May 29, 2005 at 7:49:53 pm

Fully covered in Photoshop for Nonlinear Eaditors (several pages long)

here is condensed.

Build your graphic in PS
Save off your background
Turn off all Layers exceopt those belonging to your alpha matte
Make new Layer
Select New layer
Hold down Option Key
Choose Merge Visible
Lock transparency
Fill with White
Make New layer underneath
Fill with Black
Merge layers
save off
Invert so black on white
Save that off too (can't remember from top of head if DVDSP prefers w/on b or b/on w)

Bring that into DVDSP

read online help about using a highlight matte


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Richard Harrington
Re: How to create overlays for DVD Studio Pro?
on May 31, 2005 at 3:58:15 am

You're welcome....


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dave kulawick
Re: How to create overlays for DVD Studio Pro?
on Jun 6, 2005 at 4:38:28 pm

Ok, Richard, I'll say

Thank you

on behalf of the lurkers and others



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