Search Help Tool in Photoshop Mobile

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How about a search help tool so we can find answers to our questions? Watching video tutorials may be good for beginners but not helpful for specific answers to simple questions.
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Dan Grant

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Cristen Gillespie

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Both Procreate and Affinity Photo offer direct connections to Help on the Internet. Procreate has a complete text guide as well as a complete series of short tutorials on key features. Affinity Photo has a connection to their site for all the tutorials and a complete in-app guide. In the document window, pressing the ? causes all the interface to pop out a name for each feature, making it easier to know what you want to search on to know more about. Good ideas for Adobe to chew on.

I don't think Adobe has enough Help content yet created for the iPad, but it could have in-app direct access to whatever online help they do offer. I would ideally like an in-app text-based guide with both a granular TOC and search function, as well as in-app access to their internet source for help—we shouldn't always need internet access to get help.

We need more than general workflow tutorials because a) it's easy to forget a lot when we watch tutorials that perform several functions within them and b) we need a quicker way to get to a tool or feature assuming we know enough to search properly.

But that's also the reason to go beyond a Search function to a complete guide that's not "so you want to make a composite" type of TOC or video tutorial, but gets down into defining the actual interface features themselves. I could search on Duplicate if I knew what I wanted, but perhaps I wanted a more general overview of Masks, their functions and features to create them. A proper TOC and proper manual would provide that direct access and information.

Hey, we can dream! <BG>