The creative tutorial home of image wrangler, Lesa Snider.

Step by step tutorials

Welcome to the home of the step by step creative online tutorial. Here you will find detailed, easy-to-understand steps accompanied by screen shots. These tutorials are liable to be about anything from my current project to something that drove me nuts trying to figure out. It is my hope that the things I can convey here will save you time and frustration.

If there's something that you'd like to see written up, please feel free to let me know

Getting "Smart" with GoLive

One of the many reasons I switched from Dreamweaver to GoLive was its ability to use Smart Objects. Put simply, GoLive can enjoy a very special relationship with native Photoshop, Illustrator, and .pdf (Acrobat) files. This comes in super handy when you're resizing and optimizing web graphics.

Resizing a Smart Object file in GoLive doesn't mean your graphic gets resized by HTML code. Oh heavens no. GoLive generates a *new* graphic from the *original* native source file at the *new* pixel dimensions, without you dipping a single toe into the application from whence it came.