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Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio by Doug Dixon

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Chapter 6. Working with Photoshop and Other Applications

As you saw in the previous chapter, you can create and design menus completely within Adobe Encore DVD, working in the Menu Editor window to compose buttons on menus with images, graphics, text, and even motion video. This chapter describes how to take the next step; taking advantage of Encore’s tight integration with Photoshop to design your own menu elements and to enhance the work you do within Encore.

Encore’s integration with Photoshop comes in two forms: Encore uses the Photoshop file format for menus and buttons, and it also supports round-trip editing with Photoshop. This means that by using the Photoshop PSD file format for storing menus and buttons, Encore can exchange designs directly with Photoshop, complete with layers, and without requiring you to flatten the image or perform other conversions between the different applications. It also means that Encore can export a menu directly to Photoshop for editing, and then return directly to Encore with the modified menu, all without requiring you to export and import, or even keep track of any changed files (Encore manages temporary files for you).

As a result, you can adopt a working ...

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