Welcome! This is just a mini tutorial to get you oriented with the basic Photoshop tools, so that I don't have to explain them over and over in the other tutorials. Get to know the tools, because other tutorials out there expect you to known your program well enough, and it's always good to know. I'm using Photoshop v.7, but until recently used v.5.5 so both are covered here.
"Well, today I'm going to show you how I make bases. I use Paintshop Pro 7, but any program using layers is fine. As long as you know your program, you should be fine."
Uses a real life picture of a woman and traces for the pose.