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Creating DVD Studio Pro buttons in Photoshop

To create buttons to use in DVD Studio Pro with Photoshop, you don't have to do anything special. Anything you create in Photoshop can be used as a button in DVD Studio Pro by simply dragging it into the project window and waiting for the popup menu to appear, then selecting the create button option.

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Once the button appears, if it isn’t in the exact spot you want it you can move it by parking over it and holding down the left mouse button and moving the button to the desired position. You can resize the button if necessary by holding down the left mouse button on a corner of the button area, and scaling in or out. By holding down the shift key you will maintain the aspect ratio as you resize. For more precise sizing you can go to the Advanced tab in the inspector when the button is highlighted.

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If there is alpha channel or the button isn’t a square or rectangle the button area will be larger that the button itself.

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It is important not to let the button areas overlap, this will cause the overlapping buttons not to function in the finished DVD.

Creating the entire menu with background, titles, and buttons in position using Photoshop is a workflow friendly way to produce menus for DVD Studio Pro. To read more on customized menus for DVD Studio Pro click here.

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