Adobe Adds Touch Compatibility in Latest Elements Update

Today Adobe announced Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15, and one of the headline features for the latest Elements update was the addition of touch capabilities for better use on touch-enabled devices. This will be a huge usability improvement for those utilizing Elements 15 on devices like Microsoft’s Surface devices, or other touch-enabled laptops. 

In addition to the new touch capabilities, Photoshop Elements 15 is coming with five new ‘Guided Edits’, which are step by step walk-throughs built into the program to help users achieve a desired effect, look, or modification. Users can also use the new Photo Text feature, which allows them to turn any photo into a text design for quick and easy graphic design.

Adobe is also bringing some of the easy facial adjustment features from Photoshop’s liquify tool to Elements, allowing users to easily adjust facial features like smiles/frowns and eyes with simple and easy to use sliders. This will make adjusting those family photos where so and so has a goofy face that much easier to find a photo you can use.


Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Highlights

  • 5 New Guided Edits: Photo Text, Painterly, Effects Collage, Speed Pan, Frame Creator
  • Adjust Facial Features: Easy sliders for adjusting the face
  • Enhanced Filter Gallery: Easier to find and choose filters for your image

Over the years, the Elements products have emphasized easy photo and video organization, editing,creation, and sharing. […] For this release we focused on further automating the organization and editing process so that Elements does the heavy lifting and you can focus on creating and sharing. We’ve also expanded our selection of Guided Edits so it is even easier to get started and continue to bridge the gap between photo and video-editing by bringing familiar photo features and terminology to life in Premiere Elements,” Adobe said in their official release for Elements 15. 

You can get all the details about these new features in both Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15 over on the Adobe website, here.


Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.