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

Goin' Grayscale

Using Channels to produce eye-popping contrast

I'm feeling pretty feisty today: I'm going to try to convince you to use *several* steps to perform a technique that technically requires only one. Impossible you say? Could be, but I'm gonna give it a shot.

The technique I'm talking about is converting a color image into grayscale. Yes you could simply choose Image > Mode > Grayscale and be done with it; but, what's that my Daddy always said? "You get what you pay for, Lesa Kaye!"