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Lesson 4. Using Smart Objects > About Smart Objects

About Smart Objects

Smart Objects provide an easy way to incorporate native Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and LiveMotion images on your Web pages. The general procedure for any kind of Smart Object is similar: drag a Smart Object icon from the Smart tab of the Objects palette to your Web page, and set the Smart Object's source file. Once placed, you can open any Smart Object in its creating application by double-clicking the Smart Object on the page.

Adobe GoLive can automatically convert a source file from any of these programs to one of the formats supported by current Web browsers, optimize the image, and maintain smart links between the Web-safe copy and the source file for easy editing and automatic updating. Smart Objects provide an easier, better way to enliven your Web pages with graphics.

In this lesson, you'll be creating a highly graphical home page for a bed and breakfast inn in the countryside. The starting page is partially done for you, but you'll add several graphics, and work on them using Smart Objects technology and Adobe GoLive.

For information on placing images that are already in a Web-safe format, see "Adding an image using the Point and Shoot button"

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