Adobe has announced Adobe Photoshop Elements version 10 and Adobe Premier Elements version 10, the newest versions of its consumer photo- and video-editing software.
Available for Windows and Mac OS users, the software gives teachers exciting new ways to make learning 21st century literacy skills come alive while building creativity and communication skills for future success, the announcement states. New features enable students to more easily produce meaningful images, professional-looking movies, and digital stories that combine photos and videos in creative ways. Teacher resources, including step-by-step tutorials and ready-to-use lessons for incorporating the software into classroom learning, are available online at the free Adobe Education Exchange.
Photoshop Elements 10, fueled by the same engine as Adobe Photoshop, features these new enhancements and more:
- 30 new Smart Brush options, including Pencil Sketch, that allow users to apply effects by simply brushing over an area
- New guided edits - step-by-step instructions for making more advanced edits such as Depth of Field and Picture Stack
- Improved text features, including the ability to add text that automatically follows the outline of a subject or a customized path
- Easy Facebook tagging, making it easy to quickly share photos and movies
Premiere Elements 10, which now offers enhanced performance for 64-bit Windows 7 users, has several new tools that take the work out of video editing. Movie making is now as fun as movie watching. New features include:
- One-click tools that easily correct and enhance visual clarity for perfect color throughout a project
- InstantMovie themes that intelligently build movies in seconds
- Improved pan and zoom capabilities
- Easy uploading to Facebook and YouTube, plus the ability to export in the AVCHD format to burn high quality HD movies
- Seamless export of audio and video to the web enablesteachers and students to create rich media podcasts that can be downloaded to personal computers and mobile devices
Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 are available individually or as part of the Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 bundle.
Students, faculty and staff in K-12 and higher education institutions can take advantage of education pricing offered by Adobe Authorized Education Resellers and the Adobe Education Store. For more information, including details on education volume licensing, go to www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/volumelicensing/education/.
Source: Adobe, www.adobe.com