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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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.

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.


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.

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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.

Design Tips for Holiday Greeting Cards

Here are three ways to make some great holiday cards for your friends and family.

Design Tips for Holiday Greeting Cards


Designing your own holiday cards makes for fun, creative, and deeply personal messages to friends and family. Armed with your trusty Mac and a digital camera...

Design Basics: Creativity Through Contrast

Welcome to the final installment of Macworld's Design Basics series. So far, we've covered the importance of proximity (placing related information closer...

Design Basics: Repetition Rocks

Even if you've never attended a single art class, you can still design creative and easy-to-read documents for any occasion. Just keep in mind some easy...

Design Basics: The Alignment Analysis

Good design is within everyone's reach. Even though you may never have attended an art class, you can still create layouts that are compelling and easy to read...

PercepTool 1.5.5

Can a single click really represent 30 years of research and hard work? Professional photographer George DeWolfe certainly thinks so--his PercepTool plug-in for...

Painter 11

The best just keep getting better, and in the case of Painter 11, it even got a little faster, too. In this newest version of...

Adobe Bridge CS4

Adobe Bridge is an organizational and image-browsing powerhouse that's been shipping with Photoshop since the inception of the...

Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS4 Extended

Adobe made some pretty serious changes in Photoshop CS4, especially in the workspace. And while some of them, like the new...

First Look: Photoshop CS4

Typically a first look at a newly-updated product starts out with phrases like, "the long awaited" or "the much anticipated."...