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

Weathered Words

Using the Brush tool to create grunge type

Make your text look like it's been around the block... or two! Call it weathered, grungy, or distressed, or what have you, the secret to creating this quick and easy effect is the same: All you need is a layer mask and one of the nifty artistic brushes already built into our beloved copy of Photoshop.