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

Joys of Optimizing JPEGs

Sure it sounds straightforward enough, this whole business of using Save for Web in Photoshop to compress your beautiful artwork. No problemo, just JPEG that bad boy for all the Internet to see and you'll be set. But wait! In order to get a small file size you're going to have to sacrifice valuable pixel data resulting in quality loss. If you're not careful, your beloved art can get trashed in wretched ways during the compression process when Photoshop starts tossing out pixels here and there.