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If you are like me, then photos and videos are a huge part of your life. I am either shooting football photos at my son’s games, or outdoor photos on our many vacations and adventures. I love documenting our life both for personal keepsakes and for sharing on the blog and in my social media outlets.
I was recently offered the opportunity to try Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and of course, I jumped at the chance. I have worked in Adobe before, but it was forever ago, and of course, technology has made leaps and bounds since then.
There are SO many features in the Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 software. I was able to view a very informative webinar to educate me further on the uses and abilities of Photoshop, and I think that the one thing that impressed me the most was that there are actually learning tools right in the software itself. If you purchase the Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 software, I highly recommend sitting down and watching these tutorials.
I almost think that it is great for those of us that don’t have much training in photo editing because they make it SO easy to transform your photos & videos. You can go in and make quick edits, add artistic touches and cool effects like a pro or transform your photos and videos to wow friends and family.
Here are few examples of what the software can do:
Crazy right? Here is one of my favorite features. You can actually ADD or remove things from photos. Look at this series of photos that will show you how easily you can extract someone from a photo and add them into another photo. In this case, the red headed boy is being added to the photo with the other two kids:
Isn’t that crazy? And really, the crazy part is how easy this software makes it. I remember trying to photo edit this way several years ago, and it was quite a struggle, but this new Elements software, literally makes it happen with just a few clicks. I don’t necessarily want to change history by editing photos, but I do love the option of clipping something out to make that perfect holiday card, or inserting something to make just the right photo.
Here’s an example of a photo that I altered with the Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 software. The underwater camera that I used to take the original photo wasn’t that great, but I really love this shot of my daughter. To top it off, the crystal blue water was a bit murky that day, so the photo that I took just lacked the beautiful colors and pop that it should have.
And the crazy part is, that these changes literally took me under a minute to make. Just by adjusting a few things. So really, the possibilities are endless as to what you can do with this software.
GREAT gift idea!
The Elements lineup is all about simplicity and sharing with both your photos & videos ($149.99 reg. retail at Best Buy) and is now available at Best Buy. If you know someone who enjoys photography (even if it’s just on their smartphone!) then this might make the perfect holiday gift as it works great for the casual picture taker or those just getting started who want an easy way to organize, edit, and share their photos and videos.
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.