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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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.

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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.