Change Text and Images on Your iWeb Site in iLife '11

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Each time you add a new iWeb page in iLife, you choose the page's template. You can change the theme and template for a page at any time. One key way that you can make an iWeb template your own space on the Web is by adding your own text and images. Here's how:

  • To change the placeholder text on the Web page, click the text block in the Canvas, and then type over it. You can change all placeholder text blocks by scrolling the page in the Canvas to see them and then clicking them to type over them.

    Click on and then type over the text block to change its text.
    Click on and then type over the text block to change its text.
  • To change the placeholder images on the page, click the Photos tab in the upper-right corner of the iWeb window to show the Photos pane of the Media Browser. (You may have to click the Show Media button first.) You can then browse your iPhoto library.

    Drag a photo from the iPhoto library (or from the Finder or iPhoto itself) over a placeholder image in the Canvas to replace the image. After dragging photos to the Canvas, you can edit them as described in this list:

    Drag a photo from the Media Browser to a placeholder image to change it.
    Drag a photo from the Media Browser to a placeholder image to change it.
    • Crop: Click the photo to crop it for the frame — the cropping slider appears, and you can drag the slider to zoom in to the photo and show more detail, or zoom out to show more of the entire picture.

      Crop the photo in the frame by dragging the slider.
      Crop the photo in the frame by dragging the slider.
    • Resize: Click a photo so that selection handles appear, and then drag the selection handles to resize it.

    • Rotate: Select the photo and then click the Rotate tool on the toolbar.

    • Overlap: You can even adjust the way two images overlap on the page. Click one of the images in the Canvas, and then click the Edit Mask button underneath the Cropping slider. Selection handles appear on the mask, which defines how the images overlap. Drag a selection handle to change the shape of the mask and thereby change the shape of the overlap.

    You can also adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, and other attributes of photos, as well as the attributes of text blocks.

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