Editing Photos and Videos Made Easy with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements at Best Buy

by Robyn Wright on October 31, 2015

in Photography

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Adobe Elements available at Best Buy

Are you intimidated about editing your photos and videos? Even if you don’t find it intimidating, do you struggle to find the right tools to do it? It really can be a daunting task. Recently Best Buy supplied me with a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Adobe Premiere Elements 14 to try out editing my own photos and videos.

In the past the word Photoshop even scared me a bit. The full version is extremely powerful and really meant for people who are super serious or even professionals who do photo and video editing. However, the Elements versions are lightened up a bit and simpler for everyday people to use but still have more than enough tools for us to use.

I love that they have Quick, Guided, and Expert sections to start in. For me, the Guided section is what I have been playing with the most. Within that area there are Basics, Color, Black & White, Fun Edits, Special Edits, and Photomerge. In each of these sections they have common fixes for photos, just pick what you want to do and the program guides you through the process of this edit step by step.

I love the Guided section of Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

If you want to learn even more the eLive section is curated content from around the web were people have shared tutorials they have made on how to create different edits and effects using Photoshop Elements.

Use the eLive tab to find more tutorials from around the web on using Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

Selfies are huge these days. Even if you use a Selfie Stick you still tend to get some shaky images. Photoshop Elements lets you correct this in just a couple of clicks as you can see in the photo below. This will come in handy for me also for when Hubby takes pictures for me, he tends to be a little too shaky and this way I can quickly fix those photos and use them on my blog.

Elements14_Easily_remove_blurs-great_for_selfies

I thought I would show you a couple of my own photos I edited with Adobe Photoshop Elements 14. This first one is a photo of my dad when he was three or four years old. We had the original photograph but wanted a digital copy so we scanned it. When Mom scanned it came out a bit crooked. If you look at the front left leg of the pony you can see the photo had a scratch on it also. I used the Guided section to restore old photos and was able to correct those problems along with a few others. The top is the before, the bottom is the after.

Dad on pony - scanned but unedited

Dad on pony - edited with Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

We took a cruise to Alaska with the entire family a few years ago and it was breathtaking. However, several of the days of the trip were a bit hazy. To the naked eye everything was amazing, but some of my photos from the trip definitely showed the haziness. I used the haze removal tool along with a few others to brighten the photo up a bit. The top is the before, the bottom is the after.

Waterfalls in Alaska - unedited

Waterfalls in Alaska - edited with Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

Both of these photos that I edited only took me about 5 minutes each. I think that is pretty impressive! As I continue to use the program more I’m sure I will get even better at it.

Adobe Premiere Elements is the part of the program you use for video editing. I haven’t had a chance to dive into that yet, but I’m excited to try it soon.

You can get these programs individually or buy them bundled together at Best Buy. The regular price is $149. Right now (on 10/31/2015) the bundle of Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Adobe Premiere Elements 14 is on sale for just $99. That is a great price!

Do you have current or old photos and videos that you would like to edit? Do you scan old photos that need a little retouching? How would you most use Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and/or Adobe Premiere Elements 14?

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1 Tiffany C October 31, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Wow the changes are really cool!

2 Robyn Wright November 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Thanks Tiffany

3 shellypeterson November 2, 2015 at 5:47 pm

This would be really great to have. I am not great at taking pics, just ask my kids, lol. I love how you can fix blurry photos.

4 Robyn Wright November 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Yes, it can even help not-so-great photographers!

5 tannawings November 3, 2015 at 2:12 am

I used to be into Jasc then phoyoshop and such. I loved doing it but now I am on contessts I dont have time. I need to cut back .

6 Robyn Wright November 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm

I used Jasc Paint Shop Pro for years and years myself! This new Photoshop Elements has come the closest to what the feel for PSP was years ago, but far more powerful of course now

7 Lisa Brown November 4, 2015 at 3:54 am

I like Photoshop. Need more practice with it, it can be a bit confusing, but a lot of fun :)

8 jeni leonard November 6, 2015 at 9:30 am

Wow I have always wanted photoshop! These pics are amazing! I would love to edit and retouch my old photos and that’s a great price! I’m following on twitter as @MakingMOMMYHOOD

9 Robyn Wright November 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

See, the Elements version is a much more practical version for most of us who have wanted Photoshop Let me know if you give it a try

10 salexis November 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

I love editing photos. I think it’s one of the most amazing things we can do now that our photos are digital!

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