About Layered Menus

When you create menus using the layered method, you specify independent 24-bit layers in an Adobe Photoshop file (PSD) for each state (normal, selected, and activated) of each button (as opposed to using an overlay or shapes, as you do with the standard method). See Layered Menu Creation Method for a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of this method.

Menus created with the layered method can also use overlays. See Choosing the Menu’s Overlay for details on using overlays. See Starting and Working with a Menu for information on creating a layered menu, naming it, and adding assets to it.

Note: You cannot change an existing menu from one kind of menu (standard or layered) to the other.