Lesa SniderContributor, Macworld

PhotoLesa.com founder Lesa Snider is the author of Photos for Mac and iOS: The Missing Manual, Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, The Skinny ebook series, and over 40 video courses. She has a monthly column in Photoshop User and Photo Elements Techniques magazines.

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How to edit photos in iOS using Photo’s Adjustments panel

There's more power in the Photos for iOS app than you might realize.

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How to create a twirl effect from a photo in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Quickly convert an ordinary image into a spectacular series of colorful swirls and twirls

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How to access hidden typographic characters in OS X

Ever need to type a euro symbol, or infinity, or an umlaut? You're in luck.

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How to remove objects in your photos with Photoshop’s content-aware tools

It doesn't take expert Photoshop skills to make unwanted objects vanish from your photos.


How to AirDrop photos and videos between Macs and iOS devices

The Photos apps for OS X and iOS make it super simple to share photos and videos, even without an Internet connection.

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How to use the Retouch tool in Photos for Mac

OS X's Photos app has a more powerful Retouch tool than the one in iPhoto.

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How to use your Mac to maximize your concert experience

Use iTunes to create a playlist of the songs you'll hear, and then turn it into a fun souvenir of your night out.

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How to make a textured collage in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

With some creative adjustments, your collage can be more than the sum of its parts.

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Cause and (plug-in developer) effect of the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem

Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription model changed the game for how other plug-ins and apps interact with Adobe apps. Here's a look at how things got a little messy.

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How to create shared albums in Photos for Mac and iOS

iCloud Photo Sharing is the perfect way to share photos among friends—without the use of social media.

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How to create a simple collage in Photoshop, Elements, and Pixelmator

By combining a few photos and giving them a lovely soft oval vignette, you'll wind up with a totally new work of art.

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This way to the party: How to make a map to include on invitations

Guide your guests with a customized, annotated map you can easily email or drop into an event invitation.

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How to set up family sharing in Photos

Create a photo library that everyone in your family can access.

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Smart uses for smart albums in Photos for OS X

If you're still manually organizing your photos into albums, it's time to check out smart albums.