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 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.

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How to whiten teeth in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

Brightening pearly whites in a photo is really quite easy.

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8 'side doors' for importing images into Photos for OS X and iOS

You don't even need to open the Photos app on your Mac to add new photos to your library.

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5 surprising tips for Appleā€™s new Photos app

From mastering the new adjustment sliders to editing slow-mo video, we uncover some powerful tips for the new Photos for OS X.

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7 reasons to love QuickTime Player

Apple's free, light video player has some capabilities Photos and iPhoto lack: recording videos, making simple edits, even recording your iPhone or iPad's screen.

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How to Photoshop the color of absolutely anything

Give your car, cabinets, or hair a fresh coat of paint with the magic of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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3 ways a $70 scanner can change your life

A portable, USB-powered scanner doesn't take up a lot of room, but can make a huge difference for all kinds of projects.

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How Lightroom works: Where it keeps your images and presets, and how to back up

Lightroom doesn't move your photos, only storing information about them and your edits to them. Here's how to be sure you're backing up the right files, including the catalog and your presets.

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The ultimate guide to finding free, legal images online

Stealing images for your blog post or website is not only rude and illegal, but also totally unnecessary.

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Think fast: How to add motion blur in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

Don't just stand there. Simulate some motion blur to make your photos more visually interesting.

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4 things iPhoto can do that Photos can't (yet)

If you aren't running Yosemite, or you just don't want to switch to Photos yet, here are some reasons to stick with iPhoto.

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Design a sharp typographic logo, even if all you have is TextEdit

Yes, Illustrator is better for this job. But Word, Pages, and even TextEdit will let you design an all-text logo just fine.