The most common questions (complaints, really) that we hear from new Photoshop Elements users is, “Why isn’t there a manual? And, why isn’t it in the box?”
We’re not Adobe, so we can’t answer the why, but we do tell people that Adobe does provide a solid help system for Elements. Plus, if you want something a bit more traditional, you can download a PDF of the full manual online. With the release of Elements 9, I thought it would be a good time to post the locations of the online help areas–which include links for downloading the PDFs for the most recent versions.
Photoshop Elements 10
Photoshop Elements 9
Photoshop Elements 8
Photoshop Elements 7
Photoshop Elements 6
- Photoshop Elements 6 Resources page (Windows and Mac)
The PDF manuals are generally found in the black bar at the top of the screen–on the left side for some versions, on the right for others–just click the link “View the PDF.” (click the images below to see them a bit bigger)
General Elements help can be found online here.