Adobe doesn't provide a printed manual.

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I am extremely unhappy that there is no manual supplied with PhotoShop or other important Adobe applications. It is really kludgy to have to go back and forth between the PDF and the application when researching features. I have a MOTU application, Digital Performer, and just yesterday, I used the manual six times. I am missing a lot in Photoshop since I can't just pull out the manual when I have a problem, or need to lean about a feature. These are very expensive applications, with hundreds of pages of reference and the lack of a manual is so lame. At least you could offer one for ten bucks, or something.
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Gary Hughes

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Meredith Payne Stotzner, Employee

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Here is the link for the Photoshop CS5 manual.
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop...

It's certainly easier to search the electronic version than the old printed version.
The on-line help (Help > Photoshop Help) is dynamically updated and also has a llink to the PDF manual.

Hope this helps,
Meredith
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David Dobish, Senior QE Photoshop

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You could also take this PDF and have it printed and bound at any kinkos if printed materials are preferred.
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Gary Hughes

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It is not my job to go to "Kinko's", ( which no longer exists), to have the manual printed. It is the job of Adobe to provide sufficient materials to use their products. Using the PDF is a plain pain in the rear. With a printed manual, you can have the book in your lap, and the program on the screen. You cannot have Photoshop and the PDF in the foreground of a screen at the same time.

I have used Photoshop since the 1980's and loved the printed manuals. Personally, I like to smoke a big joint, and lay in bed, casually reading the manual, and learn about the program. I think that the above Photoshop employees are making excuses.