Learning curve problems

hi Troy new member here after my friend showed me Cracking the code on youtube. Ive been a heavy rhythm player for about 10 years now but with the passing of EVH I really got myself in gear to learn lead as he has always been my favorite player, but given how insane his playing was always gravitated towards more like Hetfield riffing. But back to my question what advice would you have to a player who is a good rhythm player to excel at leads? I got the tapping down I just cant quite get the picking. thanks much- Ryan

What challenges do you feel you have? Can you elaborate, preferably record a video about your picking?