Adobe Launches Premiere and Photoshop Elements 2021

Adobe today released new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, the company's affordable photo and video editing software aimed at more casual users who want to improve their photos and videos with easy to use editing tools.

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For Photoshop Elements 2021, Adobe is introducing a "Moving Photos" feature that adds a bit of motion to still images, similar to Apple's Live Photos feature. You can use Moving Photos to create animated GIFs with 2D and 3D camera motion, with the feature powered by Adobe Sensei.

Adjust Face Tilt, another new feature, can automatically adjust the position of a person's face to make sure everybody in the shot is looking in the right direction. This feature joins other existing portrait editing features like those that can add a smile or cut down on redeye.

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Customizable Quote Graphics can be added to images, with Photoshop Elements offering pre-set templates, animation options, and customization tools.

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There are several new Guided Edits, a feature designed to walk users through the steps needed to achieve different photo effects and looks. Duotones lets users apply two colors to an image for a unique effect, while Perfect Landscapes provides the steps for replacing skies, removing haze, and erasing unwanted objects.

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For Premiere Elements 2021, Adobe's video editing software, there's a new Select Object feature that can apply a special effect to just one section of a video, with that special effect tracking throughout the video playback.

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GPU Accelerated Performance will let visual effects in elements be previewed without the need to render for faster editing, and cropping videos will take less time. Adobe is also adding 21 music tracks that can be added to videos, and there are new tools for backing up albums, keywords, tags, and more.

New Guided Edits include Double Exposure for playing a video within a photo and Animated Matte Overlays for applying different shapes and animation styles to full videos.

For more on what's new in Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, make sure to check out Adobe's website. The updates are available for purchase from Adobe for $99 each starting today, with bundle and upgrade pricing available.

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48 months ago
Affinity Products all day long (Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Affinity Publisher). Dumped Adobe products well over a year ago and only use Illustrator and InDesign (CS5) to open old AI files if needed or to convert an INDD to IDML. All three products cost me a total of about $100 when they were all on sale. Even bought a PC license for all three for $79 when they had their pandemic sale earlier this summer – just in case I ever found myself using a PC someday in the future.
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48 months ago

Always good to see Adobe updating its software. Wish Photoshop Elements were more powerful for professional photographers though. Don't like the Adobe Subscription Model that is required to get the full Photoshop.
Capture One and Affinity Photo both do vastly more for photographers than Photoshop Elements.
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RFolk Avatar
48 months ago
Affinity Photo is a wonderful alternative to Adobe Elements IMHO .
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48 months ago
Why on earth would you buy a cut down version of Photoshop when you can get full-featured Affinity Photo for half the price?
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Joniz Avatar
48 months ago
Used PS Elements until they became too automated and, more importantly, found that I couldn’t work in CMYK.

Thus moved to Affinity Photo & Designer and have been happy ever since. (Once I got past the learning curve, that is.)

Just with I could get rid of all the Adobe trash that gets installed all over the system.
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48 months ago

Affinity Photo is a wonderful alternative to Adobe Elements IMHO .
Affinity Photo is a wonderful alternative to Adobe Photoshop IMHO.
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