Adobe has long been associated with creativity, but it is also a company whose products are generally regarded as professional, with corresponding levels of complexity and price tags. Adobe’s Elements line, on the other hand, brings the core features of its flagship products to a broader market in the form of easier-to-use, more affordable tools.
The company has now released the 2022 editions of the range, including significant and powerful new features that will allow you to push your creativity to new heights. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022 is for photo editing and image-based creations, while Adobe Premiere Elements 2022 is for video-based work.
Photoshop Elements has long made it possible to get excellent results with your photos, and the 2022 edition adds new tools that push the envelope even further. To achieve eye-catching results, use the warp tool to wrap an image around a shape or object. For example, you could use one of your photos to create a reflected image on the surface of a shiny object.
The Content-Aware Fill tool can help if you have a photo that looks great but isn’t quite in the correct aspect ratio. Expanding the background of an image to make it appear as if it was shot wider, to begin with, can make a narrow image appear wider. The tool is straightforward to use, and the results are impressive.
Photoshop Elements is primarily concerned with still images, while Premiere Elements is involved with moving video — but there is some overlap. Adding animated overlays and saving the results as an MP4 or GIF are just a few ways to turn your photos into something with some movement for added interest. Another option is to add camera movements to your images before sharing them online to make them stand out even more.
Anyone who owns a pet understands that it is a two-edged sword. The adorable creatures may appear photogenic, but like children, they tend to move, make a funny face, or require holding in place to get a good shot. Photoshop Elements has several pet-friendly features to help you eliminate red-eye, touch up fur, hide the collar and lead you had to use, and adjust the framing.
There are also reframing tools and shadow and highlight adjustments available in Premiere Elements 2022’s video editing world to help you make the most of your footage. Animated overlays can also be used to add interest to your videos.
When you’re finished with your project and want to save it for online sharing, a simple slider tool lets you select the compression level to use and shows you how this affects the final file size.