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Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 05:26 pm PT (08:26 pm ET)

Adobe releases retooled Photoshop Elements 11, Premiere Elements 11

Adobe on Tuesday announced the release of the all-new Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11, the company's consumer-level photo- and video-editing products.

Photoshop Elements 11 brings a number of features from the full-fledged Photoshop CS6 professional photo editing tool to consumers in what Adobe calls "a complete solution for editing, organizing and sharing photo creations."

Adobe Elements 11


Along with the usual "quick fixes" such as automatic levels adjustments and other corrective tools, Photoshop Elements 11 offers a completely redesigned user interface akin to the Photoshop CS6, smart organization based on people, places or events, and a variety of new filters. In addition, the software can now make "Guided Edits" to achieve professional-level effects like tilt-shift and vignettes. Users can share their creations through email, Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo, among others.

As for Premiere Elements 11, Adobe has added automated moviemaking options that make it easy for users to create professional-level results. The software's user interface has been revamped and now includes many of the same updates found in Photoshop Elements 11, making switching between the two products simple and intuitive.

A wide range of effects, transitions, themes, titles, disc menus and pro-level effects and sound come built in to Premiere Elements 11. Going further, FilmLooks allows users to easily apple slow and fast motion effects, adjust color with slider controls and integrate blends for seamless transitions. Completed videos can be shown off via integrated video sharing on Vimeo.

The Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 bundle is available now through Adobe's website for $149.99, with upgrade pricing of $119.99. Individual pricing is $99.99, with upgrade pricing of US$79.99.