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Full Documentation and eBook Downloads for All Adobe Products

Even years after it went up, a lot of people still don’t know about it.

We’re talking about the free online documentation for all Adobe software – a set of manuals that can answer quite a few customer questions, and also be a great resource if you don’t own a product yet but want to find out more about it…

Read or Download the Free Adobe Photoshop Manual (PDF)

It exists in searchable and discussable form for all major Adobe applications, including the Creative Cloud, Creative Suite, Lightroom, Acrobat, Photoshop Elements, etc. – for all recent releases on both Windows and Mac OS.

For example, around once a month we receive a question on how to save back to earlier versions from InDesign CC or CS6… Fortunately, this is answered in the “Saving Documents” section in InDesign’s online manual. (And for all the cases like these, we also put together a special road map for CC file compatibility.)

Related: Trying to decide which is right for you? See Creative Cloud vs. CS6 Comparison

Each Adobe reference below is downloadable as a complete offline e-book if you so desire (more about this below)… the substantial “Photoshop Help & Tutorials ” guidebook is over 1,000 pages alone!

So now here below are the direct links to all the product guides to bookmark for future reference:

Books and manuals no longer come in the box – it’s all live and living online, updated regularly by the Adobe documentation team… There is installed help that comes with the products which can be accessed when not connected to the Internet, but it consists of only about 70% of the content available on the web and is not updated.

Important! If you’re going to be offline for a while or just prefer to read it all in an ebook format, there are full PDF versions available for download for each application – just grab that and poof, you have a full up-to-date manual in digital book form, for free. This is great for sending to a Kindle, or for reading on an iPad where it can be opened and stored in iBooks.

To download any of these manuals in PDF form:

  • For Creative Suite pages above – just click on either “CC Manual” or “Previous versions.”
  • For all other tools above – look for the “Help PDF” in the upper right corner of the screen.
And if for some reason you don’t find your answer there, it’s an easy jump over to Adobe’s User-to-User Forums or Customer Support via the Community Help facility.

Extra!  Get Free eBooks for Creative Suite 6 and Elements Products

As a special bonus to our visitors, we are offering free downloads of a dozen visual learning guides, 12 separate e-books in PDF format that are available at no cost to you… The CS6 books can also be used with the newer CC versions as well:

See Also

Download New Adobe CC 2014 Free Trials (Direct Links)

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  1. Dale

    I have a key for Photoshop Elements 5, I need to download a copy to this computer that was wiped clean. Where and how?

  2. Russ


    I have purchased a new computer and would like to transfer the Photoshop I purchased and downloaded onto this new computer. Is there a way to do this?


  3. dora marko
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