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

Fabulous Feathers, Pt. 2

Lest you think the Feather option is just about romance, let's use it in a graphic design scenario. For example, let's say we're creating a colorful ad for visiting Vermont in the fall. However, after placing text atop the leaf photo, the image looks a little too busy. What can we do? We can use the Feather option in conjunction with a rectangular selection to tone down that particular area of the photo, so the text can be read more easily.