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Video tutorial to get started and learn Photoshop Cs6 software

This is a video tutorial to get started and learn the basics of the new version of Photoshop Cs6, which of course also applies to versions cc to cs3, cs4, cs5 to 2017.

Photoshop , Includes how to open, create and edit a photo in Photoshop , find different Photoshop palettes, and learn layer components developed by the University of Michigan, USA .

Before you start, let’s assume that you have learned the general video tutorial of Photoshop software and its application tools (important and necessary) and are familiar with the software.

Pallets Palettes

Example of Photoshop PalettesAn introduction to the palette

Palettes (shown in the image) are a group of tools used to edit and manipulate your image. Photoshop has more than twelve palettes that you can use to show or hide the palette you want. The palettes that have a mark next to their names indicate that they are open in Photoshop and their selection hides them.

Window menu



Small Section of Tools Palette

Can’t find the pallets? Do not worry…

Pallets can be used in a variety of ways in Photoshop. One way is to categorize multiple palettes in one window and create tabs for them. One way is to categorize several pallets in a window and create tabs for them. If you look at the image (shown), you will see tabs behind the layer palette for channels and path palettes that are grouped behind the layer palette. There are. In addition, palettes may be corrupted or reduced in the Photoshop workspace and are difficult to find. Palettes appear in the form of icons below and you can expand them by clicking on the palette icon.


Personalize pallets

Customize your workspace to enjoy working with Photoshop. Photoshop works with several presets, each with unique palettes and options. You can change your workspace by going to Window in the menu, selecting workspace, and selecting one of the presets. You know that palettes can be hidden, exposed and organized. And You can (by clicking on the Palette tab) move the palette to your Photoshop workspace and select Workspace and then New Workspace to use it after going to the menu window.

More pallets…

Although we do not cover all of the palettes in this guide, we do provide more information about some of the palettes used, including tools, options, layers, adjustments, and history. (We teach the most important tools in this post)


As you may have guessed, the palette contains all the great tools of Photoshop. Use the palette below to learn how to choose tools.

Full Tools Palette1. Click on the tool icon to select this tool.

Selected tool

2. Place the cursor on the tool icon to display the name and (keyboard shortcut).

Tools have alternate text

3. Click on any tool icon that has a white triangle at the bottom to show the related tools below.

Tools hidden under other tools

Options in the palette

Think of the palette as a sidekick for the palette tool. Whenever you select a tool from the Tools Palette, the palette displays all the options for that selected tool. For example, if you select a typing tool, text options such as font, size, Type, color and other items will be displayed.

Tools Options Palette

The Palette option is located at the top of the Photoshop window below the menu. These make it easy for you to customize the tool’s properties using them. Note: If you have not yet found Tools or Options, go to Window in your menu and select Tools or use the list to display your palettes.


Layers palette icon Adjustments palette icon Layers and palette settings

Palette (bottom, left), all the information of your layers is stored and organized in the palette. This list shows all the layers in an image. A small image of the contents of the layer appears to the left of the layer name. Use to create, delete, display, copy and merge layers. Palette settings (below) where you can select the settings you want to make for the layers. The palette includes various settings such as: exposure, color balance, saturation, brightness and contrast.

Layers palette with Layers

Screenshot of Adjustments palette

Color palette iconColor palette

The color palette is where you can select and change your foreground and background colors. Below is a picture of the color palette. Take notes of the two filled boxes that appear in black and white:

Color PaletteOn the photo page, make sure that the background color of the top box is (black) and the background color of the bottom box is (white). Click the list icon in the color palette. Change the color space from RGB to Lab, Grayscale, CMYK, and so on. Click the foreground and background color box to change the color. Then use the slider or sub-slider to select a new color. If you do not want to use the slider, double-click on the color box and select the desired color.

Color picker

Color picker in Tools Palette Also, select and change the foreground and background colors using this small color palette located at the bottom of the palette tool.

History Palette History Palette


History Palette icon Palette History – Save snapshots

The date palette is a collection of all the things you do in Photoshop and by default has the last 20 changes you made to the image. Each time you change the image, a new mode is added to the date palette. To create a special mode on the name Click that status in the paletee history greyed and all actions that follow will be greyed and italicized.

History Palette - Current State History palette - previous state


The left image shows the current state and recent actions, and the image on the left shows the return to the previous state.


Note: If you go back to the previous mode and then perform a new action, you have all the previous actions and edits recorded in this palette.

The Snapshot command allows you to take a snapshot of your image in any palette history mode. The new image is added to the list of images taken at the top of the history palette. To create a snapshot:

1. Select the mode you want.

2. Click the New Snapshot icon at the bottom of the History palette.

Note: When closing an image file, snapshots and states are not saved in the date palette.