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Custom Background

I would like to create my own background color using Nero 12. There is a forum article addressing just that topic, but I don't understand the terms. The steps are as follows
Start you DVD project.
Select any template you like.
Select Customize tab
Select background
Color
Click on background color drop down

What template? Is this one of the backgrounds? I would sure like a bit more detailed explanation. I have been tinkering for a couple of days now, and I don't seem to be able to find the customize tab.

Thanks - Ken
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  • The description you have provided is for using a custom background picture in a disc menu. Is this what you want to achieve? Sample below:
    • I think he just wants to make the background of the template a different color. In that case, he would select Color above Picture File in your screenshot and then click on the down arrow next to color in the next screen to see and select a different color. If he doesn't like those shown, he can click on Other in that screen and have a ball making a new color.

      Hopefully he'll elaborate..
    • Hello Wither 1
      You have been with Nero for a while now. You helped me out in 2016 with an issue. I rarely do any video work, but at my age now everything seems to take twice as long with many more dumb mistakes. Just making sure you saw this post. I wasn't sure if you folks see all posts.

      Thanks you for your prompt reply. No, using a custom background picture was not what I thought I had found. Guess I shouldn't attempt brain surgery with a hammer.

      What I want to do is create a title frame for a slide show. I edit the slide show, select palette effect, drag a background to the Video section of the timeline creating a title frame, then select text and drag it to the Text section of the timeline, and then add my text. I want to jazz up the title by changing the colors of the background, not the font color but the background color. I don't see and way to modify the background color. Once I have created my custom title frame, is there a way to save it so I can bring it in for additional title pages without having to recreate it each time? I guess I could just copy the frame for additional titles as well.

      Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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  • Thanks you for your prompt reply. No, using a custom background picture was not what I thought I had found. Guess I shouldn't attempt brain surgery with a hammer.

    What I want to do is create a title frame for a slide show. I edit the slide show, select palette effect, drag a background to the Video section of the timeline creating a title frame, then select text and drag it to the Text section of the timeline, and then add my text. I want to jazz up the title by changing the colors of the background, not the font color but the background color. I don't see and way to modify the background color. Once I have created my custom title frame, is there a way to save it so I can bring it in for additional title pages without having to recreate it each time? I guess I could just copy the frame for additional titles as well.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    Sorry about the misinterpretation. The procedure you mentioned is for changing the background color of a menu template. I should mention that the procedure I provided is different if you're using a 3D template but, it's a mute point.

    Instead of using a background, take a look at using Clip Art. There are a number of colors and styles available.

    In addition to the default Clip Art, there are things you can do to create unique backgrounds. For instance, in the Clip Art, add Field 01-01 to the timeline. Then, in the Creative Color effects, add the Colorize effect to that Field. Then add the Extreme RGB effect to that field. In the Colorize effect properties, choose a color and set the intensity to 100%. Then in the Extreme RGB properties, change the High, Medium and Low settings as you desire. It's just a trial and error effort. This is just one example of what you can do.

    You could also do something similar with the backgrounds instead of the Clip Art.

    Also, instead of using any of the effects, you can import any custom picture that has your desired background and add it to the timeline.
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