Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020 Hands On First Look

Adobe recently announced two new products in its “Elements” series (intended for nonprofessional users) the Photoshop Elements 2020 and Premiere Elements 2020.

Adobe listed 3 main focal points in the recent release of the two software:

  • Expanded automation powered by Adobe Sensei AI technology that makes it a snap to get started for new users while offering flexible creative options for Elements veterans.
  • Five brand-new guided edits that help you discover easy ways to make incredible creations and effects that you can customize to look exactly the way you want.
  • Enhanced capabilities for memory keepers of all skill levels to create and share memes, collages, and animated GIFs Create fun and creative photo projects with the ability to order photo prints, gifts, and gear with the new FUJIFILM Prints & Gifts service (U.S only) right inside Photoshop Elements.

Looking closer at some of the new features in Photoshop Elements 2020 you will get:

  • Automatically colorize B&W photos.
  • One-click subject selection.
  • New Guided Edits including making unwanted photo objects disappear and adding creative sparkle with different photo patterns.

Adobe’s introduction video to Photoshop Elements 2020 

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In Premiere Elements 2020 you also get a number of new features including:

  • Improve Grainy videos feature.
  • New Guided Edits including a way to create dynamic time-lapse videos and a way to animate skies (using photos). you also can fill the frame to match your video (good for social network videos like Instagram).
  • Support for HEVC video files (many new smartphone and advanced cameras)
  • Automatic smart tags for your photos and videos on your computer.

Adobe’s introduction video to Premiere Elements 2020 

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Above you can watch one of the first reviews of the new Photoshop Elements 2020 videos by “How to Gurus”. You can see some of the new functionalities of the new software and what it can do. The bottom line is that if you already own Photoshop Elements 2018/2019 you are not going to get too many new features. If you have aa much older version of Photoshop Elements or you are new to photo editing, you might want to give this one a go (you can always try the trial version first).

Some of the new features of Premiere Elements 2020 by Steve Grisetti

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Photoshop Elements 2020 and Premiere Elements 2020 for Windows and MAC can be purchased from Amazon for $150.

You can find more information and videos on our dedicated Photoshop (and Premiere) Elements subsection here on LensVid.
Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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