If you enjoy editing photos and videos with Adobe‘s programs, get ready. The company has released the latest versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements this week, loaded with innovations to make your creative process easier, including many based on artificial intelligence. Below, we highlight the most notable ones.
In the case of Photoshop, there is a new tool that automatically selects objects and backgrounds for removal, editing, or replacement. This function bears a striking resemblance to Google’s Pixel Magic Eraser technology. Adobe states that you can use this tool to change the sky, allowing you to turn outdoor photos into, for example, a hellish landscape.
AI-powered tools also enable you to smooth a subject’s skin and perform a series of automatic intelligent adjustments. Additionally, Photoshop Elements 2024 uses AI for its new “Artistic Effect” options, allowing you to completely transform images and give them the appearance of famous artworks.
Adobe‘s AI also lets you enhance JPEGs to remove artifacts (small imperfections resulting from image compression and decompression), creating a “smoother and more natural” look. This feature provides more control over these types of files, which have never been the first choice for image editing due to such issues.
Regarding Premiere, the popular video editing program, it now uses AI to automatically create video summaries from the material you upload. Adobe says these AI-generated videos “draw you in by focusing on motion, close-ups, and your highest-quality imagery.”
However, it’s important to note that this is an Elements update, so there are many more features unrelated to AI. In this new version, Photoshop includes new color and tone presets, photo reels that can be saved as MP4 or GIF, a bunch of new one-click editing options, and an aesthetic facelift to streamline everything.
Additionally, there’s a new feature called “Guided Edits,” which teaches you how to do things as you go, serving as a tutorial.
Meanwhile, Premiere has received a set of new sound effects, such as reverb, and a series of built-in presets to create a unique atmosphere. Like Photoshop, there’s a visual redesign that offers a “fresh look” and access to a similar collection of tutorial-based Guided Edits.