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Delaying Button Highlights in DVD Studio Pro 3

Setting the delay and creating a highlight overlay file
5. Now I'm going to open up my still in my image editor, in this case Adobe Photoshop. (If you used the QuickTime method, create a new document, which will automatically be set to the dimensions of the frame you copied from QuickTime Pro. Then paste the frame into the new document. After this, the rest of the process is the same using either method.)

I want to use this still as a reference point for my highlights. However, in order for this to be effective, I'll first have to stretch out the source still to the dimensions at which the overlay file will be used in DVD Studio Pro. In other words, I need to resize it to 720 x 534 for an NTSC 4:3 menu or 864 x 480 for an NTSC 16:9 menu. (Don't forget to disable the "Constrain Proportions option when resizing the image.)

Then I'll create a new layer on which I'll draw my highlight, in this case a simple line.

Remember, the colors in your highlight file are not the same as the final colors used in the highlights on your DVD. If you need help with this tangential topic, I have a separate tutorial here.

Finally, I'll delete the background image--leaving me with just the highlight itself--and save the image.

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