Lesa SniderContributor, Macworld

Lesa Snider, founder of PhotoLesa.com, is on a mission to teach the world to create better graphics. She's the author of Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, coauthor of iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual (Pogue Press/O'Reilly), a creativeLIVE instructor, stock photographer, and a columnist for Photoshop User magazine.

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.

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Review: Photoshop CC struts its actions, filters, and enlargements, but leaves Bridge in limbo

New Retina-ready Photoshop CC sports conditional actions, new sharpening filters, and better image enlargements.

Typography for all: Demystifying text for high-impact messages

These text tips will help you add punch to your message.

Do-it-yourself holiday photo gifts make a big impression

Using iPhoto or Photoshop Elements, you can prep your images to appear on anything from handbags to decorative postage stamps.

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Create unique, festive photo cards and calendars

Use Adobe Photoshop Elements or Apple iPhoto for personalized holiday greeting cards and calendars.

Review: Photoshop Elements 11 updates interface, editing tools

Friendlier interface, stylish new guided edits, and a simpler path to tough selections make this a great upgrade.

Photoshop CS6 dazzles with technical prowess and artistic inspiration

Photoshop CS6's multitude of new technical and artistic features makes this version worth waiting for. Lesa Snider explores the highlights in her review.

Snap Art 3 sports easy-to-use interface and detail masks

Our review of Snap Art, a natural media plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop Lightroom.

Design tips for holiday greeting cards

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If you eschew commercial sentiment, try making your own holiday greetings. Lesa Snider walks us through the steps.

Design tips for holiday greeting cards

If you eschew store-bought sentiment, check out these easy ways to create your own holiday cards in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Photoshop Elements 10 boosts power and creative spark

New features abound in the Editor as well as the Organizer, with a focus on enhanced creativity, mobile interconnectivity, problem solving, and simplicity.

How to achieve perfect inkjet prints

Producing great inkjet images isn’t rocket science, but it does take some focus. Lesa Snider caps her printer series with this how-to.

Painter 12

If you're diving into Corel Painter's signature paint can for the first time -- and even if you're not -- Painter 12 is the user-friendliest version yet. Lesa Snider gives us the lowdown on the new Painter upgrade.