The creative tutorial home of image wrangler, Lesa Snider.

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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.

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Shallow depth of field

Shallow depth of field

Summer's almost over and hopefully you all crept out of your bat caves and into the great outdoors for some quality flower shooting. A nice idea for “flowerly” photos is to have a single element in focus, and the background softly blurred. In the world of photography, this technique is called a shallow depth of field, and it’s easy to attain with a digital SLR (a single-lens reflex camera, usually having interchangeable lenses). But what if you don’t have such a fancy camera? Never fear, for Photoshop is here!