Adobe has long been a name associated with creativity, but it is also a company whose products are most generally thought of as being professional level, with a level of complexity and price tags to match. With its Elements range, however, Adobe brings the essential components of its flagship products to a wider market in easier-to-use, more affordable tools.
Now the company has launched the 2022 editions of the range, furnishing each with important and powerful new features that will enable you to take your creativity to the next level. For photo editing and image-based creations, there is Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022; for video-based work there is Adobe Premiere Elements 2022.
Photoshop Elements as long made it possible to achieve incredible results with your photographs, and the 2022 edition brings new tools that take things even further. The warp tool can be used to wrap an image around a shape or object to achieve eye-catching results. You could, for instance, use one of your photos and transform it into the reflected image in on the surface of a shiny object.
If you have a photo that looks great but isn't quite in the ideal aspect ratio, the Content-Aware Fill tool can help. You can make a narrow image wider by expanding the background of an image to make it appear as though it was shot wider to stat with. The results are impressive, and the tool is incredibly simple to use.
For the most part, Photoshop Elements is about static images and Premiere Elements is about moving video – but there is an element of crossover too. There are various ways to transform your photos into something with some movement for added interest, such as adding animated overlays and saving the results as an MP4 or GIF. Another option is to add camera movements to image before you share them online so they really stand out from the crowd.
Anyone with a pet with know that it is something of a double-edged sword. The cute creatures may look wonderfully photogenic but, much like children, have a tendency to move, pull a funny face or need holding in place to get a decent shot. Photoshop Elements features lots of pet-friendly features to help you eliminate red-eye, touch up fur, hide the collar and lead that you had to use and adjust the framing.
In the video editing world of Premiere Elements 2022, there are also reframing tools on hand to help you make the most of your footage, as well as shadow and highlight adjustment to make your shots pop. Animated overlays are available to add extra interest to your videos as well.
When you're finished with your project and want to save it ready for sharing online, a simple slider tools lets you choose the level of compression that should be applied and see how this affects the finished file size.
Adobe Premiere Elements 2022
Produce quality home movies in a flash with this powerful but easy-to-use video editor
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022
Organise, edit and share your photos with this comprehensive image editor