nobody should be flaming you for asking a legit question.
But I do wonder if just sticking a pick gun into a lock ever actually made you wonder what was going on inside.
I found that in order to pick well using manual picks you have to visualize what is going on inside the lock in order to make sense of the sounds and the feedback you will feel, so it is important to at least have a basic grasp of key pins, driver pins, springs, binding order, the fact that the reason the plug wont turn is because there are little metal rods in the way (Driver pins) which must be lifted out of the way (by the real cut key or by picking or bumping or gun snapping) and some other fundamental ideas you have to wrap your brain around before you can get past the training you've already had with mechanical picks and pick guns.
If you already know about driver pins and key pins and springs and binding order they you're on your way to be a successful manual pick picker.
Look for the LSI comic book guide to picking, it has some good photos of how high to lift pins, how much pressure to use, and what to look and listen and feel for.
welcome back to the forum,