Photoshop Elements 13 launched

Adobe has updated its Photoshop and Premiere Elements editing packages for stills and videos. Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 both add extra functionality and a new Elements Live feature, which provides access from within the software to regularly updated tutorials and tools. For full details, take a look at the official Adobe press release below:

Adobe Unveils Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Adobe Premiere Elements 13

Adobe today announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 13 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 13, the latest versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo and video-editing software. Adobe serves up a fresh collection of easy-to-use editing tools and guided techniques to help consumers achieve the results they want. Also new this year, Elements Live: a dynamic channel within the software that’s designed to spark creativity and improve user skills.

“Our customers don’t always have the time or the know-how to get the results they desire,” Shanmugh Natarajan, senior director, engineering, core technologies and products at Adobe. “In Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13, we focused on developing tools that automate the process or guide customers through the steps to create the photos they’ll love and want to share.”

Adobe debuts features and tools based on the most popular consumer requests

Photoshop Elements 13
· Better Photo Mashups – Copying people or objects from one photo to another is a consumer favourite, and as easy as copy and paste with new Photomerge Compose. Used in conjunction with the new Refine Selection Brush for precise selections and Adobe’s Match Colour Tone that automatically blends lighting and shading, the final photo will look as if it had been taken that way.

· Stand Out with an Innovative Facebook Page – Easily combine Facebook Cover and Profile photos with text and graphics to create an integrated layout that's sure to get noticed.

· Black and White Photos with Personality –Three new Guided Edits add flair to black and white photos with pops of colour or fine-tune for a more dramatic approach.

Premiere Elements 13
· Minimise time spent trimming footage – Use Favourite Moments to mark the best parts of a clip and then assemble them into a short movie ready for sharing.

· Introduce a little Hollywood flare - Add video footage to movie titles with Video in Titles­ or apply a blur or other popular effects to specific areas of the frame with Effects Masking.

Personalising photos and videos is even easier.

Photoshop Elements 13
· Fifty Stylish Ways to Customise Photos– Building on to the most popular enhancements in Expert mode, newEffects Variations offers four additional options per look for a total of 50 ways to tailor photos in a single click.

· Crop Photos Like a Pro – Improve photos with Intelligent Crop Suggestions, a tool that analyses faces, horizons and other photographic elements to then recommend four different crops based on the rules of composition.

Premiere Elements 13
· Steady Shaky Footage – The popularity of shooting video with hand-held smartphones and action cameras is at an all-time high but often results in shaky footage. With the enhanced Shake Stabiliser it’s easy to steady shaky video in seconds.

Elements Live Educates and Inspires
Regularly updated to deliver fresh content, Elements Live serves up tips, tricks and inspiration within the application. From how to get started, to inspiration and tutorials on more complicated techniques, Elements Live is sure to excite with all the creative possibilities.

Creative Storytelling in Fewer Steps
Build engaging narratives with imaginative slideshows and videos, then share finished creations directly to social media or generate a private album for only the people that matter most.

Premiere Elements 13
· Produce a Perfect Tale in Minutes – Themes based on various occasions, such as Wedding and Birthdays, walk users through the process of building a compelling video. Video Story automatically assembles the clips, adds transitions and music based on the chosen theme for a polished finished piece.

Photoshop Elements 13
· Transform Humdrum Into Something Special – Add photos and videos to a distinctive themed slideshow complete with transitions and automated music, or choose an MP3 from a personal collection. Slideshow will sync the pace based on the beat of the selected song.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Adobe Premiere Elements 13 (Mac and Windows) are immediately available for purchase for £81.08 via http://www.adobe.com/uk and retailers such as Amazon and Staples. Upgrade pricing is also available for £63.43. The Photoshop Elements 13 & Premiere Elements 13 bundle is available for £122.11, with upgrade pricing of £100.61.