Photoshop: Where are the manuals for Adobe Photoshop Elements and CS6?

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Where are the manuals for Adobe Photoshop Elements and CS6? Not with programs nor online!

Dear Sirs at Adobe Photoshop:

Why don't you have a simple, basic instruction manual with your product? Instead of having me search from 33,000 comments that do and don't apply? It's a simple thing, reasonable thing to ask for, that ought to come with a product, especially one that's one cheap, isn't it? For example, it's as fundamental as in trying to use the magic one, it keeps asking me to select a layer – and I can't figure out how because you don't have any instructions, and the program is not intuitive enough. Most programs have manuals built it where you don't have to go online. But even online you don't have one. It's very irritating.
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Posted 6 years ago

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PECourtejoie, Champion

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Photoshop help is here:
The PDF to download on your machine:

Photoshop Elements help:
Organizer PDF:

I hope this helps!
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Pierre's links are correct. You have the option to view the manual online or download the PDF for offline use.

Additionally, you can access the manual from any of our applications by:

- Launching Photoshop CS6 and selecting Help>Photoshop Online Help...
- Launching Photoshop Elements and selecting Help>Photoshop Elements Help
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Thank you both for the links. I've got the manual downloaded. But I can't seem to do a very basic thing -- to feather one edge of my image, in creating a half-moon but still maintaining visibility of the darker half. I have an image of our full Moon, in both CS6 and Elements, I have 2 layers loaded of it. The bluish image has a crescent cropped out of it whose edge, only the interface edge, I wish to feather, layered over a brighter illuminated layer. I don't see anything about feathering an image edge. I see something about a mask, I found the feather tool in properties for it, but it doesn't have any effect on my image. I don't know what the mask is for or how to use it. If you have a better suggestion of how to feather an edge simply, I would appreciate it. As far as I can see no photoshop is able to do this fundamental thing.
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Sounds like you don't want feather, but a layer mask with a simple gradient.