When the View control panel opens, begin by selecting a content type: page, block, etc.
Give your new View a title. By default, the Title field is set to None. Click on the word None — it's a hyperlink that will open up the Title dialog box. In the dialog box, type in your new title, and click the Update button to save it.
Update the Row style by clicking on the Fields link.
In the first Row Style dialog box, change the Row Style to Node. That way, each row in the View would contain a piece of node content, and the same engine that formats Node Content for a page display will be used to format each node in the View. Click on the Update button.
In the second Row Style dialog box, choose the display options. It's likely that you'll want to links, and possibly teasers as well.
In the third Row Style dialog box, check the Distinct checkbox so that each node would be displayed only once. This is especially useful if your View makes use of more than one criterion. Click the Update button.
The default Access setting is Unrestricted. You can set access limits, if desired.
Use the Header and Footer settings to create these content elements, if desired.
Use the Empty text setting to create a message to be displayed if there is no Node Content that matches the criteria that you have set up, if desired.