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Adjusting slideshow properties

From: Encore CS5 Essential Training

Video: Adjusting slideshow properties

Now as I mentioned, the real power in Encore Slideshows are in the fiddling with them, the adjusting the properties and options and stuff. This can be a little confusing because there are several ways to do this. In the Slideshow Viewer, for example, there is a Slideshow Options area. So there are several options we can choose to adjust here. Now, of course, we could also adjust things using the Properties panel, and this works in basically two ways. If we click on let's say, the Slideshow, for example, in the Project panel, then we could adjust the properties of the slideshow, and you could see that there are tons of options here.

Adjusting slideshow properties

Now as I mentioned, the real power in Encore Slideshows are in the fiddling with them, the adjusting the properties and options and stuff. This can be a little confusing because there are several ways to do this. In the Slideshow Viewer, for example, there is a Slideshow Options area. So there are several options we can choose to adjust here. Now, of course, we could also adjust things using the Properties panel, and this works in basically two ways. If we click on let's say, the Slideshow, for example, in the Project panel, then we could adjust the properties of the slideshow, and you could see that there are tons of options here.

Notice there is actually even multiple tabs for different options. Now we could also adjust individual stills. So if I click on a slide, for example, here in the Slideshow viewer, it will be selected, and you could see the properties for the Slide. And the slide itself also has three different tabs. You could adjust the Basic, Transition and Effects areas here. So it does get confusing because you might be looking either here in the Slideshow viewer for options or in the Properties panel for Slide or the Properties panel for Slideshows looking for options.

So again, keep that in mind that it is a little bit of challenge finding the options you're needing, but the good news is is that you don't need every option for every project. You'll find that you use only a few of these, and then it's easy to remember where they are. It's also important to remember the distinction between the image here in the Slideshow Viewer and the image here in the Project panel. So if I were to, for example, find this image here, I could go through the Project panel here, kind of browse around until I found that one, and that's going to be here, the harbor_ducks image.

If I have this selected in the Project panel, then it's not really a slide in the slideshow, it's just considered an asset. So if I select the image here to fiddle with it, then you'll see that in the Properties panel I just have the generic Asset properties, and it's really not much you could do here. So if you want to adjust that slide, you'll need to select it in the actual Slideshow Viewer. Now again, there is tons of great features here. If I select this slide, and I'm looking at the Slide Properties, for example, the Basic tab, we can change the Scale. For this image, I did not go through and go into like an Image Editor like Photoshop and crop this correctly.

So it has a vertical, or portrait, orientation, rather than a sideways, or landscape, orientation, and so it's a really good idea to go in to your image and make sure you crop them and adjust them, so that when they're brought in, in your slideshow they have the right orientation. We could go to Scale here and by default, it's Scale and Apply Matte. Encore shrinks this down so the whole image fits and applies a Matte on the sides. We could also choose to Scale and Crop the Edges. So basically this will fit as far as the width goes, and then it will crop the edges, and we could also just have it Do Nothing and have it be full size, and now we're just looking at the center of the image, which in this case is very similar to Scale and Crop Edges.

But even though it's cropping off a lot of important areas of the image, you may prefer to choose this option just so you couldn't fill the whole screen and not have a bunch of black on the sides. Now also in the Properties panel, we can choose whether we want this slide to Match the Slideshow or not. As we go through this chapter, we're going to be looking to all these cool things you could do for the slideshow, and if you want like some renegade slide that has some different properties than the rest of the slideshow, then you could uncheck Match Slideshow and give it a longer or shorter Duration, or what have you. So again, to recap, if you're going to fiddle with your slideshow and customize it, you could adjust the slideshow options in the Slideshow Viewer here or the Slide Properties or the Slideshow Properties.

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Encore CS5 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 43s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. What is Encore?
      1m 33s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 15s
    4. Reconnecting unlinked media
      58s
  2. 16m 10s
    1. Project overview
      1m 12s
    2. Importing content
      1m 55s
    3. Using included content
      2m 2s
    4. Adding a menu to a project
      2m 42s
    5. What are timelines?
      2m 3s
    6. Creating links and navigation
      3m 13s
    7. Exporting
      3m 3s
  3. 21m 28s
    1. Understanding disc formats
      3m 7s
    2. About television standards
      1m 40s
    3. What is transcoding?
      4m 47s
    4. Exporting video for Encore
      2m 39s
    5. Bits vs. bytes
      2m 3s
    6. The importance of bit budgeting
      1m 46s
    7. About pixel aspect ratios
      2m 52s
    8. About overscan and safe areas
      2m 34s
  4. 13m 5s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 57s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 44s
    3. Importing assets as Encore objects
      1m 35s
    4. Using the Project panel
      3m 49s
  5. 16m 47s
    1. Understanding menus
      40s
    2. Creating menus with the Library panel
      4m 37s
    3. Editing menus
      3m 41s
    4. The Menu Viewer vs. the Menus panel
      1m 20s
    5. Creating motion menus
      4m 16s
    6. About submenus
      2m 13s
  6. 20m 34s
    1. The anatomy of a button
      3m 42s
    2. Creating buttons
      1m 55s
    3. Editing buttons
      1m 24s
    4. Viewing and adjusting button routing
      3m 27s
    5. Creating video buttons
      3m 19s
    6. Understanding subpicture states
      1m 45s
    7. Changing subpicture colors
      5m 2s
  7. 13m 35s
    1. Using the Monitor
      55s
    2. Creating chapter markers
      3m 18s
    3. Setting poster frames
      3m 38s
    4. Creating chapter points automatically
      1m 47s
    5. Editing video in the timeline
      2m 35s
    6. The Timeline Viewer vs. the Timeline panel
      1m 22s
  8. 8m 9s
    1. Creating navigation with the Flowchart
      2m 45s
    2. Setting a "first play" object
      1m 12s
    3. Auto-selecting button names from links
      1m 20s
    4. Creating user permissions for a disc
      2m 52s
  9. 11m 13s
    1. Creating and adjusting text
      4m 5s
    2. Applying styles
      2m 27s
    3. Automatically arranging objects
      1m 8s
    4. Transforming objects
      3m 33s
  10. 17m 30s
    1. Introducing slideshows
      4m 45s
    2. Adjusting slideshow properties
      3m 26s
    3. Adding motion and transitions
      4m 26s
    4. Syncing slideshows to audio
      3m 20s
    5. Slideshows and bit budgeting
      1m 33s
  11. 6m 43s
    1. What is a playlist?
      3m 45s
    2. Using chapter playlists
      2m 58s
  12. 17m 25s
    1. Using audio in Encore
      1m 47s
    2. Adding audio to a menu
      1m 1s
    3. Allowing users to change languages
      6m 27s
    4. Creating subtitles
      2m 8s
    5. Importing and exporting subtitles
      2m 47s
    6. Changing subtitle color
      3m 15s
  13. 17m 28s
    1. The power of end action overrides
      2m 52s
    2. Using replacement layers
      2m 4s
    3. Looping motion menus
      3m 7s
    4. Replacing a menu
      1m 54s
    5. Creating a chapter index
      2m 32s
    6. Using photos as subpictures
      4m 59s
  14. 12m 41s
    1. Creating "Easter eggs"
      2m 13s
    2. Making games
      2m 13s
    3. Using menu transitions
      1m 49s
    4. Using subpictures as art
      3m 22s
    5. Creating a video menu
      3m 4s
  15. 5m 17s
    1. Why use Encore as a presentation tool?
      37s
    2. Creating slideshows with manual advance
      1m 35s
    3. Creating captions on slides
      1m 29s
    4. Adding data content to discs
      1m 36s
  16. 11m 37s
    1. Making menus in Photoshop
      1m 42s
    2. The button set codes
      1m 41s
    3. The subpicture highlight codes
      1m 18s
    4. The replacement layer code
      2m 34s
    5. The video button code
      1m 42s
    6. The submenu navigation codes
      1m 38s
    7. Using pre-built menus as templates
      1m 2s
  17. 7m 33s
    1. Introducing Blu-ray discs
      2m 55s
    2. Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus
      2m 59s
    3. Previewing pop-up menus over a timeline
      1m 39s
  18. 11m 5s
    1. Encore's automatic letterbox
      2m 27s
    2. Checking your project for errors
      2m 18s
    3. Outputting to disc
      2m 40s
    4. Creating Flash web sites
      3m 40s
  19. 5m 36s
    1. Duplication vs. replication
      2m 8s
    2. About copy protection
      1m 6s
    3. About region encoding
      1m 9s
    4. Fixing the audio_TS problem
      1m 13s
  20. 4m 54s
    1. Importing sequences from Premiere Pro
      1m 42s
    2. Creating motion menus in After Effects
      1m 49s
    3. Making buttons and subpictures in After Effects
      1m 23s
  21. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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