What's new in Photoshop Elements 2018

Capture your memories and use Adobe Photoshop Elements to organize and edit these moments. You can use one-click fixes, guided edits, and effects to create impressive images. Being creative with your photos has never been easier.

Read on for a quick introduction to the new and enhanced features in the latest release of Photoshop Elements and find links to resources offering detailed step-by-step information.


Adobe Photoshop Elements includes Elements Organizer, which helps you organize your assets. For information about new features in Elements Organizer, see What's new in Elements Organizer.

Open Closed Eyes

Correct closed eyes and make a perfect photo!

Have you ever been in a situation where you captured a photo and someone in the frame blinked? The Open Closed Eyes feature of Photoshop Elements automatically copies opened eyes from one photo and blends them into another to create a perfect photo. 

For more information, see Open Closed Eyes

Correct closed eyes in your photos

Auto Selection

Make a precise selection automatically!

Do you find it difficult to make a selection in your photo? Making precise selections has never been easier— use the Auto Selection tool, drag around the object you want to select, and it’s done.    

For more information, see Use the Auto Selection tool.

Simplified selection using the Auto Selection tool

Double Exposure guided edit

Superimpose photos to get a surreal effect!

Create a surreal double exposure effect by superimposing two images together. Use the sample photos included in the guided edit or import your own photo to blend with the main subject and bring life to the photo.

For more information, see Double Exposure guided edit.

Surreal effect using the Double Exposure guided edit

Shape Overlay Effect guided edit

Embellish your photo with a shape overlay!

Use this guided edit to embellish your photos with a shape overlay and one-click effects. The guided edit is an easy and great way to create photos for scrapbook or photo crafts.

For more information, Shape Overlay Effect guided edit.

Add shapes to your photo

Replace Background guided edit

Place the subject in your photos on an interesting background!

The Replace Background guided edit lets you select the subject of a photo and place it on another background. You can choose from different colors, background presets, or any other photo to get an interesting background. 

For more information, see Replace Background guided edit.

Replace the background of your photo with a photo of your choice

Watercolor Effect guided edit

Apply beautiful and textured watercolor effects to your photos!

Use the Watercolor Effect guided edit to turn any photo into a beautiful and textured watercolor. Add text and styles to complement the watercolor effect and complete the workflow.  

For more information, see Watercolor Effect guided edit.

Quick way to add watercolor effect

Modified feature

The Red Eye Removal tool is now the Eye tool.


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