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Adobe Launches Premiere and Photoshop Elements 2021

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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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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AllergyDoc

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Elements was my go-to photo app on Windows. Photos with Luminar plug-in works great for me now. I like all my photos to be available on all my devices.
 

BGPL

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I've been using Elements for years, it was the right answer to the overpriced Photoshop and Premiere, and now it's a good way to avoid the subscription model. It's always done everything I've needed, but I'm not a professional. I've always believed that Adobe would not be the subject of such great piracy if they made their product more affordable, but the Elements versions were a good answer also.
 

thedarkhalf

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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.

Honestly, the $9.99 photography bundle is a solid deal. I still loathe the idea of renting software, but $120/year for both Lightroom and a full version of Photoshop is pretty good.
 

Unggoy Murderer

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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.
Pixelmator and Pixelmator Pro are seriously good apps to consider. Affinity Photo's another great one, but a little more expensive than Pixelmator Pro.
 
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alien3dx

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Pixelmator and Pixelmator Pro are seriously good apps to consider. Affinity Photo's another great one, but a little more expensive than Pixelmator Pro.
bought pixelmator pro.. i like adobe photoshop but the monthly payment a bit over high for me..
** not in usa
** previously had adobe premium cs4 for windows. So now the license pretty useless for me now using mac
 

oneMadRssn

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What is a decent equivalent to Photoshop Elements for iPadOS?

I have Pixelmator and Pixelmator Photos. They're good, but not easy-to-use like Elements is and don't have automatic effects like replacing the sky or reducing noise or this new face tilt feature.
 

dsburdette

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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.
 

Joniz

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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.
 

Janichsan

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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.
Oh, it's that's time of the year already when Adobe releases their annual PS/Pr Elements versions?

Duotones lets users apply two colors to an image for a unique effect, ...
Funny enough, I still have an old copy of Photoshop 4.0 (for 68k and PPC Macs) where there is a whole section in the manual describing how to create duotone pictures.
 

justperry

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I'm a rolling stone.
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.

Exactly the reason I avoid Adobe, just make one App Bundle, why is there the need to put those files everywhere in the System.

I think you meant to say "Just wish I could get...", you can do that, Download an App called Easyfind, search for Adobe files/Folders including hidden files, delete them.
 

2013.1

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Affinity Products […] 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.

I'm sceptic about that since version 2.0 will not be a free update.
 

Mr. Dee

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I am doing just fine with my Photoshop CS6 on High Sierra. But one day I will eventually have to upgrade to Big Sur, I will have to maybe switch to this.
 
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