Adobe Premiere Elements 2022 Review – Make Your Videos More Advanced

Adobe Premiere Elements is a piece of video editing software that integrates video editing and content creation. This page will make a relatively comprehensive exposition from the aspects of price, main interface, special effects, and so on.

Monday January 10, 2022 4:42 PM PDT by Karen Greene

Adobe Premiere Elements is a piece of video editing software developed by Adobe Company, which is mainly used for image design, video editing, and web page development, and belongs to the Adobe Creative Suite. The operation is very simple, which can be applied to most users. Meanwhile, the guiding function of video editing in the software can help users quickly get started editing videos, and both experienced and novice users can easily make wonderful videos.

Adobe Premiere Elements, is an indispensable video editing tool for video editing enthusiasts and professionals. It can improve your creative ability and creative freedom. It is easy to learn, efficient, and accurate video editing software. Compared with Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements are more targeted to video editing beginners. However, Premiere Elements also provides a whole set of processes of collecting, editing, toning, beautifying audio, adding subtitles, and outputting, and integrates with other Adobe software efficiently, so that you can meet all the challenges in editing, production, and workflow, and meet your requirements of creating high-quality works.

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Elements Screen Flashing at Startup

Elements Screen Flashing at Startup

Pros and Cons


  • The interface of Adobe Premiere Elements is simple and it is easy to use.
  • Lots of professional functions
  • Rolling subtitles and moving subtitles
  • Shared with other software of Adobe series
  • Easy import and export
  • Intimate novice guidance


  • Memory consumption is large.
  • Sometimes there may be crashed during the operation.
  • Not cheap


Adobe Premiere Elements, as a video editing program that needs to be paid before downloading, what is the charge?

Monthly fee: $31.49

Continuous monthly (one year): $20.99/ month

Annual fee: $239.88

When you pay, you will get a seven-day free period.

Premiere Elements Fee

Premiere Elements Fee

Main interface

After entering the main interface of Adobe Premiere Elements, you will find that the overall interface is divided into five sections: the learning panel, the material panel, two preview panels, and the timeline panel.

Learning Panel

On the right side of Adobe Premiere Elements is the learning panel. You can learn a lot of basic knowledge and skills here. Moreover, each tutorial will display the duration. You can decide when to watch it according to the length of time. It’s very easy for you to master it gradually. When you start editing, you can hide it.

Follow the system guidance and start learning step by step.

Elements Learning Panel

Elements Learning Panel


The panel is situated in the lower-left corner. You can import the materials you need (pictures, audio, and video) here. You can import materials in three ways. First, you can click the File tab in the upper left corner and find the Import button to add (shortcut Ctrl+I). Second, you can directly place the mouse in the blank space of the material panel, double-click, or right-click to add. The last one is to drag the material directly into the blank space of the material panel with the mouse.

Personally, the second way is the simplest. After importing the material, you will find some small buttons below the material panel. These buttons allow you to set the format or font of the materials you add so that you can operate it better later. Adobe Premiere Elements supports a variety of popular which is one of the reasons we included in our Top 5 AVI Video Editors for Windows 10.

You can set the model of materials display by yourself.

Premiere Elements Import

Premiere Elements Import

Timeline Panel

After determining the material, we have to trim it. At this time, you need to turn your eyes to the right panel. Drag the material directly into the timeline panel and the Adobe Premiere Elements will create a new sequence for you automatically.

This means that you will find that the corresponding upper panel is also activated. After that, as long as you edit this material, you can see changes in the preview interface above. In this panel, Razor Tool and Selection Tool are commonly used. Razor Tool, as its name implies, can cut video. In Adobe Premiere Elements, you’ll also find a great functionality called Instant Creation, similar to that of Corel VideoStudio Ultimate, which help you edit in a quick drag-and-drop way.

In addition, select the video timeline, click the right mouse button, and find the Speed/Duration to adjust the video speed, including fast forward, slow playback, and reverse playback. This is very practical.

The video timeline begins with V, and the audio timeline begins with A.

Premiere Elements Speed

Premiere Elements Speed

Preview Panel

At the top of the main interface of Adobe Premiere Elements, you will find two preview windows. The window on the left is used to preview your original material, and the window on the right is mainly used to show some actions you added when you operate. Let’s first look at the preview interface on the left. You can adjust the image size, and the dotted axis below can adjust the time interval.

If your material is a video, you can choose to play only the picture or only the audio, which also helps you to edit it separately. The buttons of the two brackets below are the in point and the out point, which are mainly used to intercept your material and divide your material into different pieces. These are some commonly used buttons.

You can drag the edge line at will to change the size of each panel.

Premiere Elements Preview Panel

Premiere Elements Preview Panel


Click on the Effect Controls in the preview panel on the upper left, and you can see the original effect settings of the clips on the timeline. If you do any operations on this segment, then these operations will be displayed here one by one. It is very convenient for you to preview your results to see if it is what you want. Nowadays, we pay great attention to personal privacy, so the mosaic effect in Adobe Premiere Elements is particularly practical.

Search Mosaic in the effect area, and then drag the effect directly to the specified timeline. After dragging in, you will find that the whole picture is covered by mosaic. At this time, you need to go back to the preview interface on the left to adjust the specific parameters. Select a mask, and then adjust the size and shape of the mask in the preview area to meet your requirements. When you adjust all the parameters, you will find that the video is not static like the picture, and all the mosaics added can’t just be fixed in one position.

At this moment, you need to click the button called track selected mask forward in Mask Path. After that, the Adobe Premiere Elements will automatically generate many keyframes for you to control the movement of the mask. This is very convenient.

Elements Dynamic Mosaic Masking

Elements Dynamic Mosaic Masking

There are many effects in Adobe Premiere Elements, which can meet the daily needs of most people. However, it is precise because of too many effects that many people don’t know much about many special effects. Here are some common and practical special effects for you:


  1. Brightness & Contrast: Change the brightness and contrast of the picture.
  2. Color Balance: Use the slider to adjust the distribution ratio of RGB colors, so that a certain color is biased to adjust its brightness.
  3. Posterize: The number of colors in the original picture can be reduced, leaving only basic colors such as red, green, blue, and yellow at most; finally, the color in the original picture is converted into the color in the advertisement poster.


  1. Antialias: Average the parts with obvious color changes in the image area to soften the picture.
  2. Directional Blur: To create a sense of directional ambiguity in the image, thus creating an illusion that the segment is moving.
  3. Ghosting: The currently playing frame is transparently overlaid on the previous frame, thus producing an effect of ghost possession, which is sometimes used in movie stunts.


  1. Lens Distortion: The original shape of the picture can be distorted. By adjusting the slider, you can make the picture concave and convex, horizontally bent left and right, vertically bent up and down, left and right folds and vertically folded up and down, etc. By using the twisted slider in all directions, we can make the picture look like the deformation effect of a distorting mirror. With distortion, video special effects that look like glitch effect shall be achieved.
  2. Mirror: It can make a symmetrical image appear on the screen, it helps to mirror flip your videos. It takes an axis of symmetry in the horizontal or vertical direction, keeps the image on the upper left side of the axis as it is, and the image on the upper right side is symmetrically supplemented according to the image on the left side, just like the mirror direction effect.

When adding effects, you will find that you can not only add effects to the video but also adjust the audio. There are also many audio effects in Adobe Premiere Elements. For example, Amplitude and Pressure Limit, Delay and Echo, Noise Reduction/Recovery, Stereo Sound Image, and other special effects. For example, when you edit an underwater video, your audio can’t be as clear as it is on the ground, and the sound must be accompanied by some reverberation of water waves.

At this moment, you need to use special effects to create changes in this environment. First, select the audio timeline with the mouse, and then find Audio Effects in the effect bar class, and search for Lowpass. Add this effect to the audio. Then, you will see that the specific parameters of this effect will be displayed in the preview area on the left. You can adjust the parameters according to the motion environment of the video to make the audio more vivid. This can make the audience feel more immersive.

This needs to be supplemented by keyframes.

Premiere Elements Audio Effect

Premiere Elements Audio Effect


Adobe Premiere Elements has very attractive feature-subtitles. There are two kinds of added subtitles: rolling subtitles (often used for the thank-you words at the end of the film or showing the cast members) and moving subtitles (mainly used for real-time subtitles in the film). First, you need to click File-New-Legacy Title to create a title timeline.

Then add subtitles to the text box. Then modify the font format and size, etc. Then click the icon with up and down arrows on the left and a floating window will pop up. If you want to make rolling subtitles, choose Roll; If you want to make moving subtitles, choose Crawl Left or Crawl Right.

Remember to check Start Off Screen and End Off Screen while setting.

Premiere Elements Subtitles

Premiere Elements Subtitles

Of course, for a video, adding subtitles is a big project. It is a huge project to add it frame by frame, sentence by sentence. So Adobe Premiere Elements allows you to add subtitle files. It should be noted that the format of the added subtitle file is preferable “.srt” format. Then you can directly add the whole file to the material panel and drag it into the timeline panel to add it. This can save a lot of editing time.

Here we’ve introduced an easy method to add subtitles to videos for free.



After all the editing, you have to export your work. Click File-Export or Ctrl+M. Then you can set some details of the exported works. First of all, Format, H.264 is recommended here. This is the one that I think is the best and most efficient. Then Preset here is mainly the choice of Match Source-High bitrate and Match Source-Medium bitrate.

The difference between these two options mainly affects the size of your video memory. If you have no requirement for video memory size, then a higher bitrate will be a better choice. You can export directly after modifying the file name at Output Name. You only need to wait a few seconds to get a finished product.

Appropriate parameters can make your video play better.

Premiere Elements Export

Premiere Elements Export

Device Support

Adobe Premiere Elements is available for both Windows and Mac OS.

When downloading, you can enter the official website to check whether your equipment meets the system requirements:


Adobe Premiere Elements is a piece of paid software and its price is not cheap. Is it worth buying? If you just want to share some life clips on social platforms, then free video editing software like KineMaster and DaVinci Resolve will be your better choice. But if you want to improve your video editing skills, learn more professional video editing skills, and even make a profit, Adobe Premiere Elements will be one of your best choices. As long as you study hard and study hard, you can even achieve blockbuster special effects like Hollywood.


Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.