Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 is now available to download. Photoshop Elements 12 helps you organize and edit your photos and to make them look their absolute best before you share them in print, online, or as keepsakes. Plus, now you can take your Elements photos with you, wherever you go, on your smartphone or tablet.
Rich set of new and enhanced features in PSE 12 includes:
- Access your media anywhere using Adobe Revel
- Tagging features
- Sorting of media alphabetically by name
- Search Improvements
- Support for sharing photos using Twitter
- 64-bit support on Mac OS
- Content-aware Move
- Auto Smart Tone
- Enhanced Quick edit mode (frames, textures, and effects)
- Greeting card printing | USA, Canada, & Japan
- New Guided Edits
- Content-aware fill for edges of straightened photos
- Pet eye effect removal
- Printing and sharing photos from Editor
- Revel Albums in Editor
- Open in Camera Raw and many more…
Photoshop Elements lets you upload your media to Adobe® Revel and then access it from any device. Media already present in your Revel libraries is downloaded into Elements Organizer, so that you can work with it.
Adobe Revel is an app that lets you store your media in the cloud and share it privately or publicly. See this article for more information.
Upload local albums to Revel
Elements 12 features several exciting tagging enhancements:
- Place tags in Elements 12 have GPS coordinates associated with them. These coordinates are also associated with any media tagged with these place tags.
- You can now create people, place, and event tags from the right panel in the Media view.
- You can now create and view place stacks in the Places view.
You can now reposition objects in your photograph, and automatically have the background filled in with an intelligent content-aware fill. In addition to removing something with the Healing Brush, you can now select an object in your photo and move it to another position.
Auto Smart Tone
Automatically modify the tonal value of your photograph. Let Photoshop Elements make a recommendation based on its unique algorithm that also learns from your previous actions. Or, you can move the Auto Smart Tone tool (Enhance > Auto Smart Tone) joystick around on the photograph, to view the effect of different tonal values being applied to the photo.
Enhanced Quick edit mode (frames, textures, and effects)
Apply frames, effects, and textures without having to be an advanced Photoshop user. Take any photo and convert it into a work of art. All three embellishments – frames, effects, and textures – are accessible in the Quick mode.
Greeting card printing | USA, Canada, & Japan
In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, foldable card layouts could only be ordered online (using an online service like Shutterfly). From Photoshop Elements 12, you can now print foldable greeting cards with a locally available printer.
Note: The feature to print foldable greeting cards on a local printer is available for users in USA, Canada, and Japan only.
You can consider a Guided Edit a set of step-by-step instructions, to accomplish a complex-looking effect, with just a few selections and mouse clicks. In Photoshop Elements 12, three new Guided Edits have been added.
The Zoom Burst Guided Edit simulates a technique in manual photography, of zooming into an object with the shutter on the camera open.
Puzzle Effect Guided Edit
The Puzzle Effect Guided Edit simulates the effect of a photograph being put together in the form of pieces of a puzzle. You can choose from options that let you determine the size of the individual puzzle pieces. Displace a few pieces of the puzzle to make the effect look even more realistic.
Restore Old Photo Guided Edit
The Restore Old Photo Guided Edit brings all the tools you need to retouch a photo, into one location. The tools available in this Guided Edit are the most often-used tools by professional retouchers and gives you considerable, finely-tuned control. Use the Guided Edit’s tools to remove blemishes, repair imperfections, and restore your older photos.
Content-aware fill for edges of straightened photos
When you perform straightening in photos, gaps are introduces along the edges of the photo when the content of photograph is rotated. This happens when you choose to maintain the original size of the photo, or grow/shrink the photo while keeping the background as transparent pixels.
When you select the new Autofill edges option in the Straighten Tool, content-aware technology automatically fills the empty gaps intelligently, with relevant image data.
Pet eye effect removal
Take the dreadful pet eye effect out of pictures of your pets. The flash on your camera is one of the main causes of the pet eye effect. However, taking pictures of your pet indoors or in low-light conditions without a flash is, often, not an option. Now, use the Pet Eye option available in the Red Eye Removal Tool, to make the eyes of your pets look more realistic.
Printing and sharing photos from Editor
From Photoshop Elements 12, you can use Editor to easily and quickly share and print photos online. Social sites that you can share with online are Revel, Flickr, Twitter, Smugmug, or Facebook. Service providers whom you can use to print your photos and creations include Shutterfly, Costco, Photoworld, and more. The availability of online sharing and printing services, however, depend on the locale you are in.
Integration with the Revel online service has been extended into Photoshop Elements Editor as well. You can now access any Revel photograph in Editor, using the Photo Bin drop down. Log in to to the Revel service only from Organizer, though.
The Open as menu item has been replaced with the Open in Camera Raw option. You can now open your files directly in the Adobe Camera Raw dialog and process them, before opening them for further work in Photoshop Elements Editor. You can use the ACR dialog to open files of type:
- Camera Raw,
- JPEG, and,
For more info review:
Photoshop.com blog post
Photoshop Elements 12 detailed documentation: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements.htm
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Following our legacy to offer best to our users here we have Lightroom 5 available for download via Adobe.com. Lightroom 5 is also available as a standalone license and as a free update for Creative Cloud members.
Lightroom 5 is an intuitive, all-in-one solution for bringing out the best in your photographs. It includes powerful yet simple automatic adjustments and features as well as state-of-the-art advanced tools, allowing you to achieve amazing image quality. Lightroom 5 is coupled with lot of power pack features:
- Advanced Healing Brush
- Radial Gradient
- Smart Previews
- Video slide shows
- Improved photo book creation
- Share photos using the Behance Publish Service and many more…
To receive regular tips, tutorials, inspiration and more, join the Lightroom communities on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus , YouTube channel and Lightroom forum. Additional materials can be found on the Lightroom product pages and on Adobe TV. If you have any questions regarding the product please review FAQ.
Adobe® recently released Photoshop® Express on Windows 8 tablets, and is now available for download via Windows Store. Adobe® Photoshop® Express is a little app that packs big fun into every photo you take with your smartphone or tablet. Use easy editing options to fix flaws in your photos. Add some creative juice with eye-catching looks and effects. Upload to Adobe® Revel or share on Facebook.
Coupled with power pack features like basic editing, auto fix, effects there are two premiun features available to try and buy as in app purchase. The most exciting feature is import and export with Adobe® Revel making your photos accessible anywhere anytime acrosss all your devices.
Currently the app allows import of photos from Pictures Library, Adobe® Revel or directly from Camera.
Once you open the photo you would have access to array of great editing features:
Crop which includes Crop, Rotate, Flip, Straighten…
Correct which includes common adjustments like Contrast, Exposure, White Balance…
Looks which has a very cool collection of effects to give that wow to your photos. An addtional set of effects available as an in-app purchase…
Reduce Noise which minimizes unwanted grain and speckling in your photos available as an in-app purchase…
Upload to Adobe® Revel with power to import or export your photos with Photoshop® Express. Share to Facebook…
For more info visit Adobe® Photoshop® Express.
Ever wondered how to give your images an artistic look with single click, within seconds. You can do this With the three new cool Cartoon Filters available in Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
Found in Filter menu > Sketch category are three new filters namely Comic, Graphic Novel and Pen & Ink, which can transform your normal images giving them an artist`s brush touch and all this without hassle and no professional learning giving even real artists a run for their dimes.
So, what are you waiting for? Launch PSE Editor and explore this cool new feature and share your hidden artistic talent with your friends and family. Some quick tips to add ‘wow’ to your final outputs:
- Resize your images to small size (Image->Resize-> Image Size or Alt + Ctrl/Cmd + I) preferably 1024*768 as the strokes thickness and effect really comes out well here.
- Convert your background image to layer. Duplicate layer and then click on one of the fliters to launch filter window.
- There are a host of settings to play around with and customize the effect. Once you are done with customization of various sliders, just before clicking OK, hit on Smooth (not available in Pen and Ink) to add a more clean polished layer on top of your output.
- After clicking Ok on the filter dialog box, try playing around with types of blending modes as shown below
- You can also try couple of other filters (Filter->Filter Gallery) over and above these to play around with your wild imagination of your artistic instincts.
- When done save (File->Save/Save As or Ctrl/Cmd + S) in your desired format and your artistic dream is ready to share.
Here are some of the ‘cartooned‘ outputs to give you glimpse of powerful yet easy to use feature:
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (Comic with Comic preset)
Mangi-Tungi Hills, India (Comic with SunnyDay preset)
(Comic with Comic preset)
(Graphic Novel with Painted Gray preset)
(Graphic Novel with Painted Gray preset and Luminosity blending mode)
17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA (Graphic Novel with Painted Gray preset and Luminosity blending mode)
Yosemite National Park (Comic with Comic preset)
Yosemite National Park (Graphic Novel with Painted Gray preset and Dissolve blending mode)