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.

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How to Create a Layer Mask in Elements

Adobe Photoshop Elements is an incredibly powerful piece of image manipulation software, but it's missing a very powerful feature found in Photoshop called Layer Masks. Luckily, there's a built-in way we can trick Elements into thinking it has this capability. But first, let's talk a little bit more about Layer Masks in general...