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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Tough Selections, Part 1

The magic of the Background Eraser

Conquering tough selections means having many tricks up your sleeve. Chances are, no one tool is going to get you where you want to go, but the wisdom lies in starting out with the tool that'll get you the farthest.

In this new tutorial series, we''ll discuss several methods for getting at those really tough selections which aren't suited for selecting by shape or color. Let us start off by using an oft forgotten selection tool, the Background Eraser, on a beautiful photo of Old Glory snatched from iStockphoto.com.