Adobe announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2021

Adobe has announced Photoshop Elements 2021 and Premiere Elements 2021. The applications are designed to provide powerful tools in a simple, easy-to-use interface. Adobe’s Sensei AI technology is also prevalent throughout both apps, delivering features such as adding motion to static images, fine-tuning the position of a person’s face, improving low-light video quality and more.

Looking first at Photoshop Elements 2021, there are quite a few new features. In addition to being able to transform a static image into moving photos with 2D and 3D motion using only a single click, users will be able to fine-tune face tilt and add quotes or personalized messages to images with templates.

In Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021, you can leverage the power of Adobe Sensei to fine-tune the tilt of a person’s face. Image credit: Adobe

Further, the existing Guided Edits feature has been updated with new edits, bringing the available total up to 58. When using a Guided Edit, the Photoshop Elements guides you step-by-step through different common editing situations and allows you to learn how to get the desired results. New Guided Edits include customized duotone effects; AI-powered landscape photo enhancement (including sky replacement, haze removal and object removal); and step-by-step help for moving, scaling and duplicating objects.

One of three new Guided Edits, Duotone allows you to apply custom two-color presets to your photos. Image credit: Adobe

In Adobe Premiere Elements 2021, users will be treated to GPU accelerated performance, resulting in faster high-quality playback of effects and improved performance when cropping video.

In addition to improved performance, there is a new Select Object feature. This allows you to select a specific object or area in your video and apply an effect that tracks across the entire video. If you want to add music to your videos, Adobe has added an additional 21 new music tracks you can select.

Adobe Premiere Elements 2021 includes GPU accelerated performance, promising faster editing and effect previews. Image credit: Adobe

In addition to the new Guided Edits for Photoshop Elements 2021, Premiere Elements 2021 includes a pair of new Guided Edits: Double Exposure and Animated Matte Overlays.

In both Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, users will be able to set up automatic back-up for their entire catalog structure, including albums, keyword tags, people, places, events and more. For a full breakdown of what’s new in Photoshop Elements 2021 and Premiere Elements 2021, click here.

In Premiere Elements 2021, you will be able to add a double exposure effect to your videos. Image credit: Adobe

Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2021 will each be available in the fourth quarter of this year for $99 USD, or you can purchase a bundle of the two applications for $149. Existing owners can upgrade individual apps for $79.99 or the two-app bundle for $119.99.

In order to run the apps on Windows, you must use Microsoft Windows 10 version 1903 or later. On Mac, macOS 10.14, 10.15 and macOS 11 are supported. For both Windows and macOS, Adobe recommends 8GB of RAM for editing photos, 16GB for editing Full HD video and 32GB or more for editing 4K video.