INSERTING YOUR IMAGES INTO THE PHOTOSHOP MENU
SELECT YOUR MENU VIDEO FORMAT
Expand the layers panel to show the edit folder as shown opposite
You will have to include 8 images, so have your images ready
STEP 1 Have your image 1 in focus
From the photoshop menu choose select -All Edit copy merged
this will place your image in the clipboard
STEP 2 switch to the menu you wish to use in photo shop
STEP 3 on the layers panel make image 1 layer visible then mouse click on the image layer to make it active as shown in blue.
STEP 4 CTRL+ mouse click on the image layer thumb to load the image selection as shown
Ensure you click the image thumbnail as illustrated with the hand cursor over the mask
if you complete this correctly the photo will be highlighted with an oval selection border.
STEP 4 Choose Edit - paste into
This will create a new layer as shown in image 2
choose edit- transform - scale to adjust
the size of your image to the correct visual appearance use the drag handles to resize be careful of the feather edge view, press Enter to complete the adjustment.
STEP 5 when complete rename your layer 1 to image 1 be sure that the name is identical to existing, then simply delete the original image layer by dragging it to the bin at the bottom of the layers panel.
THIS PROCESS REQUIRES TO BE REPEATED FOR EACH OF THE IMAGE LAYERS 1-8
on completion please remember to hide each of the new layers from view, this ensures the correct appearance when used in encore.
SAVE The file and you are ready to use the menu with your content.
The Ater effects builder will import the various layers and generate the background video file.
The scene select menu can also use this video or you can repeat the process above to include one static image in the menu,
If you choose to use a motion background in the scene select menu, simply remove the existing photo layer from view in Encore
it is located within the edit folder.