Adobe today unveiled upgrades to Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, its free picture and video editing software bundle, with an emphasis on enhancing audio track selection and incorporating creative effects into movies in an effort to appeal to the TikTok, YouTube Shorts, and Instagram Reels audience. In addition to new online and mobile companion applications and complete compatibility for Apple’s M1-based devices, Photoshop Elements 2023 and Premiere Elements 2023 now include AI-powered tools, such as auto reframing and “smart” cutting, to the mix of editing possibilities.
Adobe claims that Premiere Elements 2023 has over 100 new audio tracks, slideshow layouts, and effects that are inspired by well-known works of art. Users may use AI to automatically assemble scenes depending on the style of their films, or they can utilise tools to lower noise in low-light movies and resize the videos for social media platforms while preserving the important portions of the footage in the frame.
Additionally, a tool that creates a stop-motion movie from a collection of images or videos is included in Premiere Elements 2023. Users may choose a single item or region of a movie and apply a tracking effect, such brightening the subject or blurring the backdrop, which is probably a more useful feature.
Users may easily choose a region of a photo to create motion in any direction and at any speed in Photoshop Elements 2023. Adobe has included the ability to convert a photo into a GIF or MP4 file. Along with new collages, Guided Edits, a set of over 60 step-by-step editing procedures that add certain components to images and slideshows, is also coming soon. By framing the subject with overlays like flowers, leaves, and grass, altering the blur, and adding a vignette, users may, for instance, give any shot the appearance of depth using Guided Edits.
Users of Photoshop Elements 2023 may eliminate things with the matching brush, choose the topic of images with a single click, and, optionally, change backdrops. The collage generator, as the name indicates, can create photo and video collages, and built-in facial feature touch-up features can open closed eyelids, make smiles into frowns, adjust face tilt, smooth skin, and more.
Beginning in beta (and only available in English), companion applications for Photoshop Elements 2023 and Premiere Elements 2023 allow users to upload photographs and movies from an Android phone, edit them on a desktop or the web, and then access, watch, and share them back on the phone. According to Adobe, licenced Elements users will continue to have access to the companion applications, which will be updated throughout the year with new features and 2GB of cloud storage.
Finally, Adobe stated that performance enhancements centred on M1 compatibility benefit Photoshop Elements 2023 and Premiere Elements 2023. According to Adobe, Premiere Elements is now around 70% quicker than Photoshop Elements on M1 Macs.