Palettes are found on the right-hand corner of the screen. They are those tools, that makes navigation between documents easier, switch modes and make anyadjustments to it.
This palette allows you to see all the layers in your document. Once you start working with the app, you will use this palette more than others. this palette lets you organise and arrange your layers, blending modes can be set here, visibility and opacity, grouping and merging, and other few things can be done here.
This allows you to easily create and edit a layer adjustment. They are non-destructive alterations done to the image that affects all the layers below them.
It can be turned on or off. Most common use of this palette is for colour adjustments.
They are basically used for looking up at the colour that your image uses, and for any fine tuning work, or complete alteration of the colours in the image. This is a vast area and can be covered in detail later.
This palette allows you to move back in time and undo any previous changes.
This palette allows you to make any changes to the text that you create with the ‘Type’ tool.
Well, these were the most basic tools used in Photoshop. Go and experiment your knowledge.
What if you don’t have Photoshop?
Okay, for those who can’t buy Photoshop, cos it’s expensive, but have other tools that are lesser in price with similar effects, or working with Open Source tool that provides you almost same features! Well, don’t worry, if you don’t have Photoshop, but plan to buy in the future, our basics are suitable on all of these platforms, cos they are almost similar in their internal features too. So what you learnt here is going to be useful for other platforms too, like Photoshop.
You can still download a free 30-day trial pack offered by Adobe to help you learn the tool even before you plan to buy.