Hands on with Photoshop and Premiere Elements 13

Earlier today Adobe announced 2 new versions of its popular image and editing editing software – Photoshop and Premiere elements version 13. Both these new pieces of software comes with a list of new features and improvements and we have a long list of videos which demonstrate some of them.

Here is a list of some of the new features of Photoshop Elements 13:

  • Photomerge Compose – Making copying people or objects from one image to another easier.
  •  Refine Selection Brush – should help you with your selections for copying, cropping and more.
  • 3 new guided edits – new ways to add color to black and white images.
  • New Effects Variations – total of 50 different options.
  • A new tool to create matching Facebook cover and profile photos.
  • New cropping tool that analyzes faces, horizons and other photographic elements and recommend 4 different crops for better composition.

The new Photomerge Compose feature in Photoshop Elements 13

Photoshop expert Linda Sattgast review a few of Photoshop Elements 13 new features 

A look at the new refine selection tool by Steve Grisetti

Here are some of the new features of Premiere Elements 13 according to Adobe:

  • Favorite moments: Instead of trimming out what you don’t want from your video, how about focusing on the good stuff? We’ve made it really easy to choose the best moments from your clips and pull them together into a short movie that’s great for sharing.
  • Easily tell your big life stories with Video Story: Do justice to weddings, birthdays, and other big life events. Just pick the story type, grab clips for each chapter, and Premiere Elements does the rest—trimming, transitions, and music based on the mood you choose.
  • Get the shakes out with Video Stabilizer: Make the footage you capture with action cameras and smartphones less shaky and more awesome.

First look at Premiere Elements 13

Using Video Story with Premiere Elements 13 (to create a birthday story)

As for pricing, Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 are already available now for just under $100 (each), or $150 as a bundle. Existing customers can upgrade for $80 each or $120 for the bundle. It also worth noting that, while Adobe has moved the higher-end CC versions (Photoshop and Premiere) to a subscription based model, the more basic Elements software remains available as a boxed version that you only need to buy once – a big advantage for a lot of users.

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