ReelDVD DVD menu design using Adobe Photoshop

 

1. Open a still from the video or any other bg image or simply choose file new, type a size according to your TV standard, in my case Pal, 720x576 -

 

2. Use the text tool and type some Banner text if required

 

3. Decorate the text with a style if required (drag style onto layer) -

 

4. From the layer menu, choose flatten image -

 

5. From the filter menu, choose blur, motion blur and apply 90x1 - (this will eliminate any edge jitter when displayed on a TV)

 

6. Lets see what we have so far -

 

7. Lets make buttons, from the file menu choose new and type a size -

 

8. Right click the layer and choose duplicate layer - resulting in the following -

 

9. Drop a suitable style just like you did with the title -

 

10. If you do more than one button, save this file as a psd

 

11. Use the text tool and type text on the button, apply a drop shadow or preset style if needed -

 

12. Now flatten the image from the layer menu - then apply the motion blur again -

 

13. Now select the move tool drag the button onto the background -

 

14. If you like, apply a drop shadow to the button -

 

15. If you need additional buttons, go back to the open button file and go back one step in the history to unflatten -

 

16. Change the text, then repeat steps 12, 13 and 14

 

17. Now save as psd with layers - see end result -

 

Implementing menu into ReelDVD

 

1. Start a new project and browse for the menu.psd, then select the following option:
Still Menu with Subpicture - and make sure the radio buttons are selected, see -

 

2. Add your movies and sound files, then link the buttons -

 

3. You should also link the title and menu buttons to point to menu, also make your next, previous and return links etc. -

 

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