The Essentials of Customizing an iLife '11 iDVD Project

Using iDVD in iLife '11, you can produce customized DVDs with menus and buttons that rival commercial Hollywood videos. The themes in iDVD do the work of supplying motion buttons and menu backgrounds, and you can customize them in iDVD uniquely for your DVD. Start with a theme and then customize it. You can change the music, change the background picture and text, change the buttons, and add your own videos and slideshows to drop zones in the background and to buttons.

Using iLife '11: Add Slideshows with Music to Your iDVD Project

Photo slideshows are reason enough to burn DVDs in iLife. You can send an already completed slideshow from iPhoto directly to iDVD or create a custom slideshow in iDVD. You can then rearrange photos, delete [more…]

Choose a Menu Theme in iDVD in iLife '11

In iDVD, a theme consists of a professionally designed combination of background elements and drop zones, a music clip, and a button style for arranging the main menu and submenus. A [more…]

Change the Background and Text in Your iLife '11 iDVD Project

Many iLife iDVD themes let you change the background image and text of the theme while keeping the drop zones (sections of the menu background that can play videos and slideshows or feature photos). For [more…]

Add Content to Drop Zones in an iLife '11 iDVD Project

Drop zones in iDVD are sections of the menu background that can play videos and slideshows. You can also place a still image in a drop zone. Drop zones aren't buttons — viewers of your iLife DVD won't [more…]

Change a Text Button's Appearance in an iLife '11 iDVD Project

DVDs offer menus with buttons that viewers click to play movies and slideshows. In iLife, some iDVD themes offer text buttons, and some offer buttons in shapes that can play miniature videos and slideshows [more…]

Add and Customize Submenus in an iLife '11 iDVD Project

Depending on which theme you choose, the menus in your iLife iDVD project can hold either 6 or 12 buttons. But a menu can turn ugly with too many buttons. You can put all your extras behind a single button [more…]

Add Scene Selection Menus to an iLife '11 iDVD Project

When you play a commercial DVD, the main menu usually offers a button to show a scene selection submenu that lets you choose a scene to start watching from. No matter how long your videos are, you can [more…]

How to Add an Autoplay Video to Your iDVD Project in iLife '11

You might want your iDVD project to start with a short video clip, slideshow, credits, or a production company logo before showing the main menu. An iDVD [more…]

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