Photoshop and Premiere 2020 have been announced

Adobe has just released details about Photoshop Elements 2020 and Premiere Elements 2020. Let’s see what they’ve added and improved this year.

The 2020 versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements focus on tools powered by Adobe Sensei AI tech. Adobe has been slowly integrating Sensei into more and more features in their applications. AI technology does have its advantages. It helps guide beginners and allows pros to work faster. While AI isn’t perfect, nor does it have the creative touch of a human creator, it is a valuable tool.

Additionally, Adobe says both Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements will have “speedier” performance. You will also be able to import and edit HEIF photo files and HEVC video files on Windows as well as macOS.

Let’s see what’s new in Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2020.

Photoshop Elements 2020

  • Automatic photo colorizing
  • One-click subject selection
  • Automatic skin smoothing

New features for Adobe Sensei

In Photoshop 2020, there are a few new features powered by Adobe Sensei. First, Sensei can automatically colorize your photos. So if you have old black and white photos you want to colorize, you can do that.

Adobe Sensei can automatically color your black and white photos
Adobe Sensei can automatically color your black and white photos

Moving on, Photoshop’s new one-click subject selection tool can select your photo’s subject in a single click. Additionally, you have the option to apply an effect or even cut your subject out and place it into another photo.

Sensei can also smooth a subject’s skin. After smoothing is applied, you can access a slider that adjusts the amount of smoothing.

Photoshop Elements 2020 can smooth skin automatically
Photoshop Elements 2020 can smooth skin automatically

Premiere Elements 2020

  • Reduce Noise effect
  • Auto-tag with Smart Tags

Improve grainy videos

Shooting in low light can make your footage grainy. While it is better to fix the grain issue on the spot, Premiere Elements 2020 can now more effectively help reduce grain. Adobe has added a Reduce Noise effect. The effect just needs to be dragged and dropped.

Smart Tags

It will be easier to find your videos files faster with the new Smart Tags feature. Similar to photos, videos will be now auto-tagged with Smart Tags based on subjects. Also, faces in your videos are automatically identified during import and stacked by person.

Premiere 2020 Smart Tags
Premiere 2020’s Smart Tags will help you find footage quicker

You can check out Adobe’s official blog post about all the updates here.