Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2020 taps AI to help edit photos and videos

Here’s what we know about the new features.

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Adobe Sensei AI can now automatically colorize old black-and-white photos.Adobe

The newest versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements will have AI-powered editing tools thanks to Adobe Sensei AI. Adobe announced the updates in a blog post. New features include tools for automatic selection, skin smoothing, colorization and more. Here is what we know about the latest versions of these entry-level editing programs.

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An example of what users can do with the new Depth of Field tool.Adobe

On the Photoshop Elements side of things the Home Screen features a bunch of new photo effects like Black & White Selection, Pattern Brush, Painterly, and Depth of Field. Adobe Sensei AI can automatically colorize old black-and-white photos, remove blemishes on skin, and select a subject with just one click.

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The new version of the program makes it easy to eliminate unwanted elements from a frame.Adobe

There are two new Guided Edits modes inside the program to offer users step-by-step tips on image editing. The new guides include how to remove unwanted objects (helpful for all levels of photographers) and instructions for integrating illustrative elements to your photos without making the thing look like an art class disaster.

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Users can select subjects with a single click.Adobe

Video shooters have some exciting upgrades too. Inside of Premiere Elements you will now be able to reduce grain on videos shot in low light. Three new Guided Edits teach users how to make a time lapse, how to animate a sky, and how to use a still to fill the frame to match your video.

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In Premiere Elements users will be able to reduce grain on videos shot in low light.Adobe

Both programs now support smart tags making it easier to find photos and videos that are on your harddrives and you can now edit HEIF and HEVC photo and video files shot on your iPhone without converting them.

Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements can licensed from Adobe as a bundle for $150, or individually for $100.

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