Lesa SniderContributor, Macworld

Lesa Snider, founder of PhotoLesa.com, teaches the world to create better graphics. She's the author of the best-selling Photoshop: The Missing Manual series, coauthor of iPhoto: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly), author of The Skinny Book ebook series (TheSkinnyBooks.com), a founding creativeLIVE instructor, and regular columnist for Photoshop User and Photographic Elements Techniques magazines.

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Painter 2015: Faster, more stable, incredible new brush tools

Painter 2015 gets much-needed improvements in speed and stability, plus picks up a jaw-dropping new Particle Brushes tool.

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Photoshop CC 2014 review: Image editor gets new time-saving features

Even after all these years, Adobe continues to add new features to its venerable image and photo editor that make it easier to get your work done.

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Photo editing 101: Master the layer mask

Layer masks are a great tool for hiding parts of images, adding color to black and white photos, and creating fun vignettes. Here's a quick primer on how to use this great tool in your digital image editing program of choice.