Designing the Menus and Buttons

DVD Studio Pro provides tools that make it easy to create menus without relying heavily on outside graphics applications. For simple titles whose main focus is to provide information, you may be able to rely on the basic button-and-text capability of DVD Studio Pro to create your menus.

For custom titles, you’ll need to create your own graphics. Creating graphics for use with video is a bit different from creating graphics for print. Be sure to see Creating Graphics to Use in Menus for information on creating graphics for your title.

In either case, because menus and the buttons on them are the viewers’ primary way of interacting with your title, it is important to spend time making sure that they are straightforward, with logical button navigation and clear highlights that let viewers know where they are in the menu.