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

Correcting shadows and highlights

One of the most common questions I’m asked these days is how to fix a photo where the shadows, most oftentimes the people or focal point of the image, are so dark you that you can’t see squat. Luckily, Photoshop CS (unlike previous versions) makes this problem insanely easy to fix from within one easy-to-use dialog box, with nary a selection required!