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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How to make the best cover images for your social media accounts

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even LinkedIn let you express your personality with a cover image as well as your profile pic. Lesa Snider explains how to make yours great.

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3 easy ways to fix a subpar photo

Try experimenting with color to improve so-so images. Lesa Snider has instructions for using iPhoto, Pixelmator, Photoshop Elements, and more.

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Review: Pixelmator for iPad is an affordable image editor that packs a powerful punch

Pixelmator makes for a wonderfully creative distraction that you’ll be itching to work with.

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Creaticity: The ultimate guide to better selfies

Yes, the selfie can be art. But not if it's a duckface mirror shot.

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8 ways to take better photos with any camera

The best way to get better is to take lots of pictures -- while following Lesa Snider's expert advice.

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9 mistakes you're making in Photoshop

Work smarter, not harder. And yes, sometimes that means abandoning your old way of doing something.

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6 easy ways to show off your best photos

Don't let your photos languish on your memory card or hard drive. Whip up a slideshow and share them with the world.

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Review: Photoshop Elements 13 gets Photomerge and content-aware fill

Creativity, selection refinement, and content-aware fill are the highlights in Adobe's new consumer-level editor.

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8 reasons why Lightroom should be your go-to photo app

Photoshop, photoschmop. Lightroom can handle most editing tasks, plus it's great at managing your photos so you can do more with them.

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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.

Photoshop Elements 12 review: Mobile albums and content-aware tools dominate new release

Mobile phone fans will cheer Adobe Photoshop Elements 12's expanded integration with online photo album storage, viewing, and social networks.

How to get great graphic designs using stock images

No matter what you’re designing, the right image can grab attention and deliver your message better than even carefully crafted text.

The art of choosing colors

Using a color wheel is easy, once you get the hang of it. And when you do, you’ll be picking perfectly pleasing palettes in no time.