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

Soft Edges

Are you tired of hard edges? Do you long for a softer world? Perhaps this softening technique is just what you need. It's super easy to do in both Photoshop and Elements. It's also extremely flexible; you can use any shaped selection you want. We're going to be smart and do this with a layer mask so we can have big fun tweaking it :)