Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding themes, part of iDVD '09 Essential Training.
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Before we move on to the next chapter and start building an actual iDVD project…in earnest, I want to take a little more time to talk some more about iDVD's…themes because there are a handful of important things you should know about working with themes.…As we have seen, themes are basically the dressing to your DVD project.…Ultimately, your goal is put a movie on a DVD, but the themes are what give…your DVD its menus and its look and feel. They are the first impression your…viewers are going to get unless you decide to bypass themes all together which…I'll show you how to do at the end of next chapter.…We have already seen that iDVD comes with a ton of themes to choose from, and…you might have notice that each theme has a little triangle next to it that you…can toggle open to see all the other available menus in this family of themes.…
So under Center Stage, we have got the main Center Stage menu. We have a…Chapter menu, and we have an Extras menu, and they each have a different look…but they come from the same theme. We'll see the same sort of thing in all the other themes.…
- Using drop zones and menu backgrounds
- Applying and editing button styles
- Editing text
- Adding DVD-ROM content
- Creating slideshows
- Using Magic iDVD
Skill Level Beginner
1. Interface Essentials
2. Building an iDVD Project
3. Automating iDVD
4. Exporting from iDVD
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