The most basic understanding of Photoshop

In this video tutorial in this tutorial, you’ll learn about Photoshop’s Photoshop interface. It will teach you about Photoshop working area, the way to open and save photos to undo an error the options bar, menu bar panning and zooming, as well as every other basic thing to help you stay on track.

Create Documents, Open Images and then Create Documents

If you launch Photoshop to the first time the screen will look like the image below.

1. Click the Create New Button to make the desired document.

2. It is possible to open the file you have already opened simply by pressing the Open Button.

How do I Open Images

1. The same can be done on your menu bar Go there, then click the File menu and select Open to start an existing image. The file explorer will appear prompting you to select the image to open.

2. It is also possible to create an entirely new document. In the menu bar you can select the File tab and then New to make a brand new document. Choose from a the default templates or type in the values you want to use in creating documents.

Window for Documents

I opened two photos within Photoshop through the option the File menu, then Open after which I chose two of them.

The Document Window within Photoshop displays the number of images that you’ve opened, or are currently working on!

1. When you open pictures within Photoshop and then open them, you’ll see an tab for each image that you have opened that is highlighted within the photo.

2. Tabs provide information about the image. Tab will provide you with details about the photo including the name, color profile and so on..

3. If you wish to look at a different image which you have opened within Photoshop, you can open the tab that is associated with the image you wish to view. In my instance I’m able to click the tab on the left to view the second picture.

Create a new document

Create a brand new document by choosing the File menu, then New and it will give you a New Document window that you will see below:

Photoshop offers a variety of pre-sets you can select from. The program has various categories, different sizes for presets, and the option to customize the settings by entering the value you want to use.

1. In the red In red, you will see the categories of the document. Select the one you like.

2. In the green You can view the Standard Preset Sizes when you select the one of the categories, select the desired preset size you want to use.

3. In the yellow In Yellow, you are able to alter the settings using your personal values into the Width and Height field.

4. You may select the Create Button to create an entirely new document.

Photoshop Work Area


The very top of the screen, you will find menus. They play an significant importance but aren’t something you need to think about it the editing of images. When you move to the advanced tutorials, you’ll be able to discuss them with your own.

Document Window

It’s your documents Window which you’re have a good understanding of. This is where you can make your pictures, designs, art as well as magic!

Panels to the right

On the left side in the document’s window you’ll see the Panels. They are Panels come with a number of options to alter pictures.

1. Panels comprised colors, swabs as well as Layers and many more panels, each with various controls that allow you for editing and working with the image.

2. Switch between the Panels Groups simply by pressing the Panel TAB.

3. The complete listing of panels under the the Window menu. Click on the Window to view all Panels.

4. If you’d like to display a panel then go to the Window Menu and then select the panel you’d like to view.

Tool Panel

To the left of the window for document, you’ll see Tools Panel which is where there are a variety of tools. Each tool serves a specific use for use in Photoshop.

1. Click on the icon for this tool to reveal the tool’s name.

2. For selecting a tool, simply click on the.

3. There are numerous tools that go beyond what that you can find in Photoshop and I named these tools hidden related tools.

4. Click on any tool and you will see associated Tools. In this case I’ve just clicked on the Typing Tool and the menu that includes more similar tools appears.

Options Bar

1. Each tool is equipped with numbers of choices that can be found within the Options Bar located at the top on the page.

2. The format changes based on the tool selected. In my case, I’ve chosen Type Tool. Typing Tool and am now seeing different options for the text.

3. When I clicked the Brush tool I noticed that the Options Bar has been changedgiving me choices for the brush.

4. We’ll say you wish to alter the brush. It is possible to do this by using the Options Bar. For instance, if I wish to adjust the brush’s size it is possible to do so through the Brush Picker (Highlighted in red).

Zooming and panning

Zoom In and Zoom Out

1. Choose to use the Zoom tool on the Tool Panel in order to perform some zooming.

2. Make use of your + Zoom Icon on the Options bar to zoom. In.

3. Utilize the “-” Zoom Icon within the options bar in order to Zoom out.

4. Once you have clicked the the Zoom Icon Click on the picture to zoom In and out..

5. To toggle to the Zoom Plus (+) and Minus (-) Icon hold down the Option Key or ALT key.

6. The Zoom Tool with no need to select it. You can do this by press key on the keyboard.

Photoshop includes defined options that allow zoom. They which are accessible within the options bar. It is possible to click the 100 percent, Full Screen and Full Screen to switch zoom levels that you frequently use.


1. Panning refers to panning around an enormous or zoomed in image.

2. Click on the Hand tool then the cursor changes to the shape of a hand Icon. Then, click and drag to transfer the image within your document window until you reach that part you would like to look at.

3. After you’re done when you are done, click your fit screen on the Options bar in order to see the whole image.

Make a mistake and save the Work you’ve done

Undo an Action

1. To reverse the action you took to undo the previous action, use CTRL/CMD and Z

2. For a repeat of the previous action To repeat the last action, hit CTRL/CMD + Z once more.

3. To reverse several action, Edit > Step backward or CTRL/ALT + Z. It is possible to do this for up to 50 times.

4. For multiple actions to be forwarded, Edit > Step Forward or SHIFT + CTRL/CMD and Z.

Make sure you save your work

1. Click the File menu and save as to Save your work.

2. You can save your art work as a PSD format so that you can keep layers and editable types to allow you to return to edit your work later on and make any changes.

3. There is the option to save your images in JPG or PNG format, which is saved as a standard image which can be shared, seen and opened with other software.

Congratulations, now you’re familiar with Photoshop!

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