This is where to begin! Adobe Photoshop Basics walks you through Photoshop step by step, with an emphasis on Astrophotography. Twenty-One Video Tutorials comprise this first series of IP4AP's Online Visual Learning.

Photoshop Basics

Preview 1. Settings and Preferences - Assigning Color Spaces and preparing Photoshop for use. 3:09min

Preview 2. Photoshop Workspace - Advantages of CS, FITS readers, Intro to Palettes, Managing the Workspace. 2:29min

3. Navigation - Navigator Palette, Keyboard Shortcuts. 4:11min

4. We Want Information - History Palette- History States, Logs, Snapshots, New Documents. 4:47min

Preview 5. The Histogram - Histogram Palette- Cache Refresh, Clipping, Combing, Spiking. 6:11min

6. History - History Palette- History States, Logs, Snapshots, New Documents. 4:31min

7. We Want Actions - Actions Palette- Sets, Actions, Dialog, Recording, Editing. 5:12min

8. Channels - Visibility, Highlighting, Merge/Split, RGB/L/ab Modes, Selection as New Channel. 5:54min

9. Layers - Layers Palette- Adjustment Layers, Destructive Edits, Blend Modes, Opacity. 4:31min

10. More Layers - L-RGB Assembly, Layer Groups, Flattening, PSDs, Layer via Copy. 5:00min

11. Tools I - Tools Palette- Marquee, Move, Lasso, and Hidden Tools; Feathering,Tool Settings. 6:09min

Preview 12. Tools II - Magic Wand, Crop, and Clone Tools. 6:20min

13. Tools III - Gradient, Multi-Purpose, Notes, Eyedropper redux, Hand, and Zoom Tools. 5:05min

14. Menus I - File and Edit Menus- Opening and Saving, Edit/Fade, Undo/Redo. 5:57min

15. Menus II - Image and Layer Menus- Modes, Adjustments, Dupes, Resizing, Adjustment Layers. 7:21min

16. Menus III - More Layers, Select Menu- Deselect/Reselect, Masks, Color Range, Modify, Feathe. 6:12min

17. Menus IV - Select Inverse, Filter Menu- Smoothing, USM, Minimum Filters, and Plugins. 7:06min test

18. Menus V - View Menu- Proofing, More Navigation. 4:38min

19. Menus VI - Window Menu- Customizing the Workspace; Help Menu- Adobe Help Center. 2:44min

20. Almost There - Series Review, and Processing Methodology- L/RGB. 3:20min

21. Bonus - Healing Brush, Dust and Scratches, High Pass, and Offset Filters, More Layers. 5:20min