Hey everyone. In this lesson, we're going to take a look at the Photoshop Interface, so you can know your way around Photoshop. Let's begin by taking a look at the menu bar. The menu bar is located on top left corner of Photoshop. And it contains a lot of items pretty similar to any other software you'll probably use on a daily basis, such as file, edit, image and so on. There are also drop down menus. Whenever you click an item, you have these drop down menus with a lot of options, such as new, to create a new file, open an existing file, open recent files, and so on. There are several options on every single item at the menu bar. And naturally, we are not going to look at every single one of them, because this would make our lesson too long. But feel free to explore, and look through them. Okay. Now let's take a look at the toolbar. The toolbar is located on the left of Photoshop Interface. It contains all the tools you need to create and modify your images. At the toolbar, you find tools such as move, the brush tool, eraser, gradient, the rotate tool, zoom, and additionally, every tool at the Toolbar which has a tiny triangle at the lower right corner, it also has, a drop down menu as well. On the drop down menu, we have other options for the tool. And also, for every tool, you have the properties bar which is located right below the menu bar. The properties bar gives you control to modify your selected tool. And it's different for every tool you select. In case of the brush, you can change the blending mode of the brush, pretty much like you do with the layers, you can change the opacity, you can change the flow. Okay. And let's suppose you select another tool such as this mode tool. You have other control such as strength. You can also select the option to sample all the layers, or finger-painting for example. And the properties bar also gives you the option of selecting the two presets, which means, there are different options pre-selected for the given tool you chose. And in Photoshop, we also have tabs or windows. So let's say you want to move to brush presets window, you just need to grab it by the top of the window and move it around. You can dock and un-dock groups of windows, and you can find all of them in case some are missing. Under the window drop down menu, just click whatever item you're looking for, and the tab will appear. That's very handy because you can customize your interface according to your needs, to the projects you're creating. In order to customize your interface and create groups of windows, all you need to do is to drag one window over another one. And when the blue rectangle appears, just let go of your mouse button. And then you create a group. Now, they both can be moved as a unit ,and you can drag this to the bottom, for example of another group of windows, to create a group within a group. And you can move these limits up and down and create bigger or smaller windows, by moving up and down the intersection between them. Let's create a file, and see the options we have. We need to go to file, new, and then you have a new window with a lot of information. For example, the size of the file you want, you will have probably a lot of options with different sizes, with different resolutions. And on the right corner of this window, you have a lot of options, such as orientation, you can choose from portrait and landscape, you can choose for example, a custom color for your file from this color picker. Let's go with this grayish color for our file. Let's click Okay. And now let's click on create file. And now, we have a new file open in Photoshop on which we can paint. We can create new layers at the layers window, we can select different properties for our tools at the properties bar, and of course, we can paint using a brush. And the brush tool offers a lot of options for customization. It can be a little bit daunting at the very beginning, because there is a lot to choose from. But, once you understand how it works, it becomes a real pleasure to work with. Let's take a look at how the brush tool works in our next lesson.