SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Adobe has announced its 11th update to the simplified version of its popular photo and video editing software, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements.
Adobe said that it has introduced a "completely refreshed, user-friendly interface" in Photoshop Elements 11, featuring the same engine as its more complex and professional Adobe Photoshop application.
The new features include easiler to navigate 'Quick', 'Guided' and 'Expert' editing modes, one-click options and a more helpful 'Action' bar, as well as bigger, bolder icons to "help users get the most from their shots".
Photos can now be organised based on people, events or places via Google Maps' geotagging service, and new 'Guided Edits' make professional level effects such as tilt-shift, vignettes and high and low-key easier to create.
The Photoshop Elements update also brings a host of new filters bundled in the package, such as 'Comic', 'Graphic Novel' and 'Pen & Ink' to turn images into illustrations.
In Premiere Elements 11 Adobe said it has introduced an entirely new and improved user interface including many of the same updates found in Photoshop Elements 11.
Users are now able to "polish" movies, Adobe said, with new effects, transitions, themes, titles, disc menus and professional level effects and sound.
"Give videos Hollywood movie styles with FilmLooks, easily apply slow and fast motion effects, dial-in colors with slider controls, effortlessly integrate blends for seamless transitions, and make adjustments with 'Quick Presets'," Adobe said in a statement.
Finished creations on both Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 can also now be shown off on social movie website Vimeo alongside emails, Facebook and Youtube due to a new integrated sharing tool.
Both new versions of the software application are available to purchase online or at retail stores, priced at £119.14 for the double bundle or £79.10 each. Both can run on either Mac OS X or Windows operating systems. µ