Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 arrive with full-fat UI

The cut-down versions of Adobe's image- and video-editing tools enjoy the same user-interface engine found in the full Photoshop, as well as UK pricing on a par with the US.
Written by David Meyer, Contributor

Adobe has updated the cut-down 'Elements' versions of its Photoshop and Premiere tools, which it offers separately or in a bundle.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 include a pen and ink filter. Image: Lori Grunin/CNET

Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 were revealed on Tuesday, with Adobe saying they both employ the user-interface engine found in the full version of Photoshop. They include 'quick', 'guided' and 'expert' modes, an action bar and large icons — a feature very much tailored to the entry-level nature of the Elements range.

One of the big changes in the new Photoshop Elements is the ability to organise shots according to person, event or place, with the latter option coming through Google Maps geo-tagging. 'Guided edits' have also been brought in to make effects such as tilt-shift and vignetting easier, and new filters such as 'Comic' and 'Pen & Ink' have been added as well.

Premiere Elements also includes the requisite range of effects and transitions, as well as the 'FilmLooks' tool for creating what Adobe calls "Hollywood movie styles". Edited videos can be automatically shared to Vimeo, as well.

On their own, Photoshop Elements 11 or Premiere Elements 11 cost £63.54 each, without VAT. Bundled together, they come in at £95.30, also excluding VAT. Upgrade pricing is lower, at £51.62 for an individual product and £78.63 for both.

These prices are taken from Adobe's own online store, where the products are available for download now, although they will also be available in future from other retailers.

Remarkably for Adobe, the UK pricing is roughly in line with that in the US, where one of the products costs $99.99 (£61) and the bundle costs $149.99 (£92).

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