This is a simple guide to PS (sidebar) tools for helping beginners learn (in GrepoFX style) PhotoShop Tools: Ok, I will explain every tool (on the sidebar) and what it can do. Tool 1: (Move Tool) Used to select, drag, or change size. Tool 2: (Zoom Tool) Used to zoom in and out of the picture so that you can see different parts of the picture better. Tool 3: (Hand Tool) Used to click and drag the whole picture. Tool 4: (Eyedropper Tool) Used to determine the color of an area by clicking anywhere. It is helpful when trying to paint over something unwanted. Tool 5: (Marquee Tool) Drag a box and use it to keep your tool's uses within that area. Ex. You drag the box, and you can't paint anywhere besides inside of it. Tool 6: (Lasso Tool) Used like the Marquee Tool, except it can be more precise. Tool 7: (Magic Wand Tool) Used to select specific areas, like color ranges. Tool 8: (Quick Selection Tool) Used to select areas very specifically. Then, it is like the Marquee Tool where you can use your tools in the boundaries only. Tool 9: (Type Tool) Used for putting text in your picture. Tool 10: (Crop Tool) Used for cropping you image, and making it the size you want it to be. Tool 11: (Cookie Cutter Tool) Used for cropping your image to make it form a certain shape. Tool 12: (Straighten Tool) Used to change the angle of your image. Tool 13: (Red Eye Removal) If someone has red eyes in a picture, this is the way to fix that. Tool 14: (Spot Healing Tool) Used to 'heal' (make it blend in and disappear) a spot such as an unwanted spec or something small. Tool 15: (Stamp Tool) Select an area (Option + Left Click), then click somewhere else, and the selected area will appear where you clicked. Tool 16: (Eraser Tool) Use it to erase anything in that layer. Tool 17: (Brush Tool) Very helpful, used to paint and color areas in that layer. Tool 18: (Paintbucket Tool) Use it to color a selected or whole area with one click. Tool 19: (Gradient Tool) Gradiation of colors. Blends foreground and background. Tool 20: (Shape Tool) Use it to drag shapes of many different kinds. Tool 21: (Smudge Tool) Awesome tool used to distort/blend areas of an image by dragging. Tool 22: (Burn Tool) It can be used to darken areas of your picture. Tool 23: (Colors) Select your primary and secondary colors for use with the tools. Smaller Tools (sub-tools): Burn Tool Sub-Category: Tool 1: (Sponge Tool) Saturates or desaturates the pixels where you paint. Tool 2: (Dodge Tool) Lightens pixels where you paint. Tool 3: (Burn Tool) Darkens pixels where you paint. Smudge Tool Sub-Category: Tool 1: (Blur Tool) This tool is quite obvious. It blurs the areas where you click and drag. Tool 2: (Sharpen Tool) This tool is the opposite of the Blur Tool. Tool 3: (Smudge Tool) This is an awesome tool used to direct and blend areas by dragging. Shape Tool Sub-Category: Tool 1: Tool 2: Tool 3: Tool 4: Tool 5: Tool 6: Tool 7: Brush Tool Sub-Category: Eraser Tool Sub-Category: Stamp Tool Sub-Category: Spot Healing Tool Sub-Category: Type Tool Sub-Category: Quick Selection Tool Sub-Category: Tool 1: (Quick Selection Tool) Like the Lasso Tool, but automatically assists you. Tool 2: (Selection Brush Tool) Like Lasso Tool, but it is a brush. Lasso Tool Sub-Category: Tool 1: (Lasso Tool) Marquee, but more specific. Tool 2: (Magnetic Lasso Tool) Marquee, but way more specific. Tool 3: (Polygonal Lasso Tool) A mix between Lasso Tool and Rectangular Marquee Tool. Marquee Tool Sub-Category: Tool 1: (Rectangular Marquee Tool) Selects areas, and tools can't work outside of the area. Selects as rectangles. Tool 2: (Elliptical Marquee Tool) Same thing as the rectangular, but a circle. THIS THREAD IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. IF YOU CAN SEE THIS, THEN IT IS STILL BEING MADE!