The creative tutorial home of image wrangler, Lesa Snider.

Step by step tutorials

Welcome to the home of the step by step creative online tutorial. Here you will find detailed, easy-to-understand steps accompanied by screen shots. These tutorials are liable to be about anything from my current project to something that drove me nuts trying to figure out. It is my hope that the things I can convey here will save you time and frustration.

If there's something that you'd like to see written up, please feel free to let me know

Partial Color

Black and white photos with just a touch of color

What's the easiest way to emphasize a particular bit of your image? Make it black and white with just a bit 'o color. Though it may sound complicated, it's much easier than you imagine. All it takes is a color image, a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and the History Brush.

Of course, there are a gazillion ways to go about doing the same thing in Photoshop, though I hope the method I’m about to show you proves to be the most user friendly and non-destructive :)