DVD Architect Studio is a great piece of software from Sony that allows you to create highly customized menus complete with text, graphics, buttons, music and other cool features for your DVD or Blu-Ray projects. One of the most important elements of your menu screen is the background image, which can help set the mood or tone of your production. Architect Studio comes with a host of fairly usable background images for anything from sports-themed projects to wedding video productions, but what if you want to use one of your own images as a menu background? Here's how to do it:
IMPORTING A CUSTOM MENU BACKGROUND IN TWO EASY STEPS
1. Save the image you want to use as a high quality .jpg, .png file or similar in Photoshop or some other photo editing program (DVD Architect Studio will even recognise .psd files). In the example below I am saving the image with a .png extension.
2. In the bottom left-hand corner of DVD Architect Studio, click on the Explorer tab and navigate to the image file. Single-clicking on the file will make DVD Architect Studio generate a preview of the image. Double-clicking on the file will make it appear as the default background menu image. That's it!
You can change the aspect ratio or resolution of the display by going to File -> Properties.
Tim Szewczyk -