Adobe Announces the New Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2019


Adobe has announced its new Photoshop Elements 2019 and Premiere Elements 2019 consumer photo and video editing software, including an affordable Student & Teacher version that contains both applications.

Like other consumer editing programs, Photoshop and Premiere Elements feature many themed templates, effects, image corrections, and other filters. But what’s specific to Elements are step-by-step guides and one-click tools.

In the Guided Edit workspace, Elements offers interactive step-by-step guidance for creating elaborate effects and achieving other goals. Visually engaging instructions pop up on the screen one at a time and direct you to make certain selections, such as choosing a color or designating a specific area of an image. Guided Edits gather all the steps required for a specific goal so you don’t have to search for them yourself, but you still get to add your own touch.

One-click tools are provided in the other workspaces, outside of the Guide Edit space. As you’re going through an editing process, such as fixing an image with one of the correction filters, small buttons will subtly appear along the way in the right-side work pane, offering to auto-complete or customize a step, or to otherwise speed up the process. You can choose to neglect these buttons or make use of some or all, as you see fit.

Elements has a few workspaces, and they’re selectable by simply toggling between tabs. One of the workspaces is the “Expert” space, in which you get to do everything more manually. The Expert space has no shortage of one-click tools, but otherwise there are no templates or guides in it, and you get more of a professional workflow. So, ultimately, Elements gives you the best of both worlds—you can choose to edit quickly or dive deep into your project.

Photoshop Elements in Expert mode

The previous release brought us features such as Open Closed Eyes and Smart Trim. The new 2019 versions add new step-by-step Guided Edits, a totally redesigned Quick Edit mode, and an interactive Home screen that provides highlights, suggestions, inspiration, tutorials, and more. The new Guided Edits offer the ability to create text out of photos, turn parts of your photos into sketches, design dramatic color fade transitions, set up glass-pane effects, and more. The 2019 versions are also designed for faster performance and offer support for additional popular formats.

Please visit the B&H website to learn more about Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2019, and please feel free to share your thoughts about Elements, in the Comments section, below.