Adobe introduces AI-powered capabilities in Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2023
Adobe today announced changes to Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements — its lightweight picture and video editing software package — that concentrate on enhancing the audio track selection and adding creative effects to movies. Photoshop Elements 2023 and Premiere Elements 2023 also bring AI-powered functionality to the mix of editing choices, such as auto reframing and “smart” cutting, as well as new web and mobile companion applications and complete compatibility for Apple’s M1-based devices.
Over 100 new audio tracks and slideshow templates in “a spectrum of current aesthetics and themes,” according to Adobe, are included in Premiere Elements 2023, as well as effects inspired by iconic works of art. Users may use AI to automatically tie together scenes depending on the style of their movies or utilize features to decrease noise in low-light recordings and resize the videos for social channels while retaining the important sections of the clip in the frame.
Premiere Elements 2023 also has a tool that converts a collection of photographs or videos into a stop-motion movie. A potentially more helpful feature enables users to choose a single item or region of a movie and apply a tracking effect, such as brightening the subject or blurring the backdrop.
On the Photoshop Elements 2023 side of things, Adobe introduced the ability to turn a photo into a GIF or MP4 — users can simply select an area to add motion in any direction and at any speed. New collages are in tow as well, as are Guided Edits, a collection of over 60 step-by-step editing procedures that add certain aspects to pictures and presentations. Users, for example, may create the appearance of depth in any shot using Guided Edits by framing the subject with overlays such as flowers, leaves, and grass and altering the blur or adding a vignette.
Photoshop Elements 2023, like previous versions, allows users to remove items with the matching brush, pick topics of photographs with a click, and optionally modify backdrops. Built-in facial feature touch-up tools include the ability to open closed eyelids, change grins into frowns, fine-tune face tilt, smooth skin, and more, while the collage generator, as the name implies, can create collages of images and videos.
Users can upload photos and videos from an Android phone, edit them on a desktop or the web, and then access, view, and share them back on the phone using companion apps for Photoshop Elements 2023 and Premiere Elements 2023, which are currently in beta (and only in English). According to Adobe, the companion applications will be updated with new features and 2GB of cloud storage throughout the year and will be accessible to licensed Elements users.
Last but not least, Adobe stated that Photoshop Elements 2023 and Premiere Elements 2023 benefit from M1 compatibility performance improvements. Adobe says that Photoshop Elements is now up to 45% quicker on M1 Macs, while Premiere Elements is roughly 70% faster.
Photoshop Elements 2023 and Premiere Elements 2023 are available for purchase for $99.99 separately or combined for $149.99.