Take photo editing to the next level with Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15. Install Photoshop Elements on your tablet to take advantage of touchscreen editing features, or create photo and video collages easily with Premiere Elements. Save money and enjoy professional results when you use Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15 to batch-edit photographs and footage after your next special event.
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Good to wade in....
Posted by: CAPNDigital from: on
This is a good step into the world of Photoshop and Premiere editing with out being totally overwhelmed. Photoshop elements works well for editing photos with several filters to give the pictures a little pop to them. Premiere worked well to do some light video editing and making photo montages.
I still have a lot to learn and there are several tutorials to go through to learn more. Overall I am happy with the purchase and look forward to using it more!
48 out of 48 found this review helpful.
Turn your photos and movies into art
Posted by: TECHBEENGOOD from: on
Photoshop Elements 15 and Adobe Premiere Elements 15 Mac/Win
I’ve attached 2 variations of a photo I took at the Houston Museum, edited using Photoshop elements. It took me about 2 hours for 5 different photo variations after I installed the program on my Mac. These included a color-corrected version, an old-newspaper version, a “stepping to of the picture frame” version, a puzzle version and a pop-art version. They were all great looking and unusual. This is an easy program with which to succeed. I’m an amateur photographer with thousands of family photos dating back into the 1950s and, of course, many more recent photos. I need to correct the color and quality of the old pics. I also want to create some art if I can.
Jump in, import a photo, and select a touchup under the QUICK MENU. . . or take a leap into the GUIDED MENU where you can do some professional effects. Do you hate the handholding? Move on to the EXPERT MENU where you can deconstruct, over-ride, or simply nudge the effects as you wish. Don’t bother looking for an instruction book. You’re accomplishing professional photo effects that will be getting you kudos from the family and friends. This is a very useful and fun program. If you’ve got a pile of photos handed to you from family, it’s time to pull them out. Get a cheap scanner (or you may discover that your printer doubles as a scanner). Both my Brother printers — color inkjet and laser -- are also perfectly fine scanners. APE can control file input from my Brother scanners directly. APE will correct colors, remove dirt and fully correct these pictures so they look like they were taken yesterday. Or, turn them into pieces of art. You’ve now got a wonderful tool. If you’re not an artist . . . well, now you are.
I hope you haven’t got any lingering memories of art or photo manipulation programs from a decade ago. I feel your pain. Expensive, incomprehensible, and worse yet, you knew you would have to sign up for a college extension course to have any success. Forgetaboutit. This is VERY different. A very reasonable price for an EASY-TO-USE and very rewarding program. If you want to pursue professional photography, you’ve got the right tool already.
If you’re using an older version of APE you ought to go to their Adobe PE product comparison page. My most recent version was “6” and this newest version adds a lengthy list of very worthwhile features and capabilities. Plus it has MUCH better embedded guidance.
I have the combination pack that includes Adobe Premiere. I’m a long term user of Mac’s iMovie, but I’m not a fan. Frankly, I’ve never loved the way it manages files and clips, or its projects but I didn’t realize how far along Adobe has come in providing an alternative. Adobe’s approach of providing QUICK, GUIDED, and EXPERT pathways to a successful home movie is much easier for me. This is a program that has been thoughtfully designed to help you succeed at creating your movie. If you only use these types of programs infrequently, click on eLIVE and get a tutorial on the various features for a refresher. Adobe needs a big round of applause for providing REALLY useful instructions and not useless feature overviews.
This is a more complex program than Photoshop Elements that will require genuine help, and it’s here. There are some useful templates (themes) to get you up and running before you master the full feature set. I jumped into the program with NO experience with any prior version of premiere. In a little over an hour I had pieced together some clips of my granddaughter’s school choir show, edited the clips for length, added titles and transitions and a cute graphic effect. Done. I exited out to watch some tutorials and got right back into the process. The program functioned very reliably despite what must be a sizable memory demand. Loading the application was slow as was rendering my short film. But, this is an older Mac Laptop (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7) with 8MB of memory. This is a great program which I’m looking forward to spending much more time with. It seems like a bargain in this Photo Elements - Photo Premiere package.
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Excellent Photo / Video Editing Software by Adobe
Posted by: Selva from: Chander AZ on
Adobe Photoshop elements 15 & premiere elements 15 box came with Windows and Mac installation CDs. The installation failed for the first time with some unknown error in Windows 10 64 Bit operating system. After system restart, the installation went smoothly for both software. The overall installation took 20 mins.
Adobe offer two ways to install Adobe Photoshop elements 15 & premiere elements 15
• DVDs included in this box
• Electronic software download - see below
A software download for those who do not have a DVD drive in your computer. Please visit www.adobe.come/go/elements-esd for instructions to download and install your software.
During the installation, you need to provide the Abode ID and keys to register. Adobe Photoshop Elements home screen shows three options Photo Editor, Organizer and Video Editor. I have imported the entire photos collection which has more than 25000+ photos. It took a while (15 mins) to import entire photo collection.
I am really impressed with editing features on this software. I was able to edit photos and videos very easily adding light, color, balance, sharpen and exposure. I have listed down the new features in Adobe Photoshop elements & premiere elements 15
• Turn frowns upside down - Transform frowns into smiles, adjust squinting eyes and make other quick tweaks, so everyone in your photos looks their best.
• ENHANCED Guided Edits for help along the way - Photoshop Elements offers 45 Guided Edits that step you through to fantastic results.
• Picture incredible text - Get step-by-step help turning a photo into cool visual text and then adding an embossed look and drop shadows to really make it pop. Great for collages, scrapbook pages, cards, signs, and more.
• Create a collage of effects - Get artistic by adding multiple effects to a single photo. Photoshop Elements walks you through it and gives you templates and themes to choose from.
• Pump up the action - Add a motion blur behind your subject to create a dramatic speed-pan action shot.
• Photo painting - Paint an effect over your subject and then add textures and color themes to create a unique work of art — perfect for sharing on social media or as a printed keepsake.
• Truly custom frames - Create your own frames to complement favorite photos, add polish to your scrapbook pages, or share with others. This Guided Edit makes it a breeze.
• Touch your way to great pics - The Organizer and Quick Edit mode are now touch-friendly, so you can tap to do all your finding, sorting, and quick photo enhancements.
• Find photos faster with Smart Tags - Photoshop Elements suggests tags for your photos based on subjects like sunsets, birthdays, dogs, cats and more.
I would highly recommend this software who wants to enhance their home photos and videos to next level.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Fun to use!
Posted by: gabemstr from: on
Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere 15 work great. The facial feature adjustment is an amazing and fun tool to use in Photoshop, and Premiere Elements works well if you have integrated graphics as GPU support is lacking.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
quick edit with adobe features
Posted by: Pads from: on
Got this to upgrade my old adobe photoshop element/ premier version 8. I am your occasional DSLR user now turned iPhone photographer. Features are similarly familiar to my old element version and more! There are more help and guidance to edit your photo like a pro. For those who have a little bit more time, there is an Expert tab to edit your project to the smallest possible pixel. Its overkill to say the least to use elements to edit a photo from my iPhone. But hey, it took me just 3 min to tinker with this photo. You be the judge.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great software for non-pros
Posted by: Olive from: on
I started using Photoshop elements 3 and now after many years I had the opportunity to upgrade to Photoshop Elements/Premier Elements. This app is amazing! I finally have time to enjoy photography because of my new DSLR paired with this program and I am having a lot of fun with the powerful easy to use tools. I like this program because it is consumer friendly and now has built in tutorials for image manipulations. If you are looking for a powerful photo editing software but are not a professional photographer, then this program is for you. It also includes video editing software that is awesome. I am having fun with editing my phone videos. What is also cool is the organizing software for photos and videos. The only downside is how much space it takes up in your hard drive, almost 6GB. This program also has touch screen support which would be cool if my mac had touchscreen. I will also use this on my iPad Air Pro to use the touchscreen features. Overall this is a must have program for your photo and video editing needs!!
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
I'd Give This Software 6 Stars If I Could
Posted by: Steve62305 from: Quincy, IL, USA on
As a member of Best Buy’s Tech Insider Network I selected this software package to review because I have an extensive software development background and thought it might be interesting to critique my peers. What really happened was I quickly discovered software that I couldn't have created even on my best day.
Let's Start with Software Installation
Installation of this photo/video editing software onto my Win 10 PC was a breeze. Then after only one day of use an update was offered to me which I accepted and it installed without even a hint of problem. Then the update routine courteously offered to restart my computer now or did I want it to wait until later? I liked that…respectful computer software!
Photoshop Elements 15 Photo Editor
1. Being that retired software person mentioned above, after a few days using it, I find myself thinking this product is actually fun to use. And asking myself why can’t all software be designed this well and actually be this much fun to use? The more I use it, the more impressed I become.
2. Because of the three user interface levels built into this product: Quick, Guided, and Expert the learning curve on this software is actually what you want it to be. You can move through it at your own pace, bounce back and forth between levels, skip around, anything you want.
3. A photo editing novice could easily and successfully use this program within minutes after installation. Undoubtedly, there must be some photo editing features found only in the full blown Adobe Photoshop program, but anyone short of a graphics professional should be quite satisfied with Photoshop Elements 15.
4. With this review I included before and after images of an aerial drone photo I took of a local church undergoing steeple restoration and re-roofing. I opened the original RAW image, then used quite a few of the editing tools to accomplish the after photo. I just played around and really had no idea what I was doing, but I quite liked the results. When I messed up badly, I just reopened the photo and started over. Elements 15 allowed me to surprise myself. This is definitely well designed software.
Premiere Elements 15 Video Editor
1. Whew! Video editing is a lot tougher than photo editing. I’m not an experienced video editor. Truth is, this was my first time. Yet, I was able to figure out how to do the basics of video editing such as creating a new project, adding clips to my project timeline, trimming clips, fading in/out between clips for a smooth transition, deleting unwanted sections of video, adding text, adding bells and whistles, and so on. I love the step-by-step help system that highlights every feature as you try to use them. Hard to explain it, but easy to use.
2. I was able to quickly accomplish these video editing tasks because this video software follows the same three user interface levels: Quick, Guided, and Expert that are used in the photo editing program. This meant there was no new learning curve for the user interface.
3. One area I was especially pleased with was the Export & Share feature. You use this to output your finished video. There are a host of export options offered by this software that should cover most any sharing need you have. You can select any destination you want from popular online sites to local discs and devices. And you have hundreds of combinations of output resolutions and formats to choose from. Once I was happy with my very basic video, I was able to export my 30 second masterpiece to a viewable .mp4 video file.
Falling back on my software development background I want to tell you that I have seen and been forced to use some horrible software in my 31 years in the computer field. Happily, I’m able to report that this Adobe suite of photo and video editing software is the best I have ever used. I don’t give that praise lightly.
In the software development world, we use the word intuitive a lot when describing how well we achieve the goal of making extremely complex and powerful computer programs easier for people to use. Intuitive software has a clean user interface that makes sense and gives the user appropriate access to all the program’s power and features. Basically, it is a balancing act between the user interface and features that begins in the design stage and then never ends.
These two Adobe Elements software programs have achieved that goal and then some! I tip my professional hat to the Adobe development team that designed, developed, and maintains these two wonderful programs. I can highly recommend this software to anyone at any skill level. Personally, I'm looking forward to uncovering more and more of their powerful features over the coming months.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Better than I was expecting!
Posted by: Titan5178 from: on
Photoshop and Premiere Elements are Adobe’s consumer version of their professional Photoshop CC and Premiere Pro CC applications. One of the good things about Elements is it is still available as a one-time purchase whereas the Adobe CC software suite is subscription based only. This particular bundle includes both applications and for both the Windows and Mac platforms. A disc for each application is included in the box or you can choose the option to do an electronic download. Even though my desktop has a disc drive I decided to do the electronic download because internet speeds have gotten to the point where it’s faster to do so. You still have to install both applications separately.
I decided to install this on my Windows 10 PC as my Mac already has Photoshop CC and Lightroom on it. Being a hobbyist photographer I use these two applications frequently. I have not used the Elements software before.
With Photoshop Elements you can do basic adjustments such as rotating, cropping, resizing, exposure, lighting, color saturation/hue/balance, temperature, tint, and sharpening. There are a lot of automatic touch up features such as tone, levels, contrast, haze removal, color correction, shake reduction, sharpen, straighten, whiten teeth, and redeye. There is also a surprising amount of filters available which can give your image an artistic look. Some of these features such as the spot healing brush and quick selection tool work really well. You can remove things like power lines or a pimple on someone’s face and it does a really good job of blending the surroundings in so that it’s indistinguishable that anything was ever there. I was able to use the quick selection tool and the blur filter to quickly mask my license plate on a photo of my truck.
Since I have used the professional version for so long at first I found Photoshop Elements to be lackluster until I dived in and started really using some of the tools it offers. I came away impressed. If you are someone who only takes photos on your cell phone or point and shoot camera and likes to share those photos on social media then this software will cover your needs. However, if you have invested in a DSLR, have an interest in photography, or printing out your photos on a large canvas I highly recommend doing a trial of both Elements and Photoshop CC and decide which one best fits your needs.
I do much more photo editing than video but I have used Premiere Pro (before it was CC) and other video editing applications in the past. For me, most of the videos I create are family videos that I might show everyone during the holidays so my needs are very basic. I typically need to put many clips together, trim them, and add some music and possibly a voice over. Premiere Elements seems to provide these features and more. It has a timeline with separate tracks for video, titles/graphics, audio, and music. I have used really basic video editors in the past that did not have a timeline and I found them very difficult to use, so this is definitely a plus. Not only does it have a timeline but when you change it from Quick mode to Expert you can add as many video and audio tracks as you want.
For me, I plan on using the professional Photoshop for for my photos but using this version of Premiere Elements for video editing. It has everything I need.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Good but not great
Posted by: KaeL from: Georgia on
Installation was pretty fast although it was a little annoying that you had to do it as 2 installations despite everything being on the same disc. Was less intuitive than expected but not difficult to figure out. Works well but I wouldn't say it is the best option available. I've only been able to work with it for about 2 days so far so my views my change after more time, but for now I can say that it works and would be a good choice for anyone that wants editing and organization tools.
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Not So Picturesque!
Posted by: ExcellentEducator from: Birmingham, AL on
As with the regular Photo Shop Elements 15, I found this software to be difficult in the download process as well. I chose a Lenovo 2 in 1 laptop with an i3 processor to download the software to and man was it an arduous process in relation to time and the overall set up process. Previously, I downloaded the regular Photoshop Elements 15 with the aid of CDs. My 2 in1 does not have a CD/DVD drive; therefore, I followed the enclosed card that gave directions on how to download the software if a user’s PC doesn’t have a CD/DVD drive. Moreover, since I experienced a time consumed download with the CD/DVD installation process, I thought the process would be less time consuming by downloading and inputting the serial number that accompanies the software via Internet. Boy was I wrong! This process took even more time than it did with the CD/DVD installation. I understand that the file is large; after 2 downloads, I thought everything was completed. However, it was not and I had to do a final download in order to complete the process. Suffice to say, I was worn out and gravely disappointed in the process. I truly feel the software writers could have written a program that is more user friendly. The directions on Adobe’s website that downloads the software are not clear. Also, as with the regular Photo Shop 15, the program imported all of my pictures along with other things such as songs (in which I have 300 plus in Dropbox) which I found odd because of the fact songs have no relation to picture content. As with the regular Photoshop Elements 15, with all the time that it consumed to get everything set up and going, it negates the overall likability of this software.