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

The Skinny on Scanning

Tip 1: If you need to scan an image, and you want to use it at close to its original size and you are NOT going to print it, scan it at approx. 85 dpi. This gives you plenty of pixels to play around with before porting the image to the web, iMovie, etc. Basically, when the image is only going to be displayed on a video screen only, all you're trying to do is to get the right amount of pixels in both height and width in order to produce the physical dimensions you want. That's all there is to it.