WIN! Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere Elements 8 Bundle

Several years ago I took a few classes at The Art Institute. One of the classes was an intro course to Photoshop CS2. Although we learned how to handle graphics, as opposed to photographs, I had a blast diving into Photoshop. Unfortunately, I installed the software too many times, due to computer viruses and such, and found myself no longer able to use my student copy of CS2.

As we have introduced photography posts to our 5 Minutes for Mom site, I have loved reading the tips and tricks from our team of writers. I had been dying to get my hands on another copy of Photoshop at some point in time, to start fiddling around with my digital photos, bringing them to life in new ways.

To my delight, we were asked to take part in a review/giveaway for one of the best photo-editing programs for busy, blogging, memory keeping mommas, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8.

With Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8, photo editing is a breeze. In a few simple steps you can adjust color, contrast and lighting, get the best exposure and resize images without worry of distorting them, and compile them all into custom photo albums or scrapbooks.

With the Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 Bundle, you also get to enjoy Premiere® Elements 8, which takes editing and enhancing video to the next level.

Simply choose a theme, and InstantMovie automatically finds your best clips, trims away bad footage, and edits the clips together with coordinated music, titles, effects, motion graphics, and credits. Or customize your results with less effort using automated options that trim unwanted footage, fix bad footage, and intelligently balance your audio elements.


The bundle usually retails for $149.99, but RIGHT NOW, you can head on over to and purchase the bundle for $99.99. Or you can purchase just Photoshop Elements 8 for as low as $69.99. This special spring promotion ENDS TODAY! If you have been thinking about purchasing Photoshop Elements, now is the time to do it!

I haven’t had as much time as I had hoped to play around with my Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 Bundle. So far though, I have found it to be very user friendly and so much fun!

For those of you who have yet to give Photoshop a try, please don’t be intimidated. Once you spend a bit of time familiarizing yourself with it, you will be hooked. I promise! I even searched through our older posts to try my hand at this fun technique the our photography writer, Erin, shared with us back in March.

Of course we know how much all of you blogging ladies LOVE editing photos and making movies, so we HAD to make sure we had a copy of the Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 Bundle to give away. That’s right one lucky reader will walk away with quite the editing tool.

To enter, please leave a comment below. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian shipping addresses and will close on Friday, May 21st. We will announce our winner on Saturday, May 22nd.

Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for our complete giveaway rules.

We were provided with one Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 Bundle to review as well as an additional copy to use for giveaway purposes.


  1. says

    Wow… I have always wanted to try Photoshop but never had the extra $$$. I would LOVE to win this!! Thanks for the great giveaway!! :-)

  2. says

    I have loved everything I have ever seen about Adobe but I’ve not been able to purchase it because its much more expensive. So thanks for the opportunity. 😀

  3. says

    Oh I want this so badly. I desperately need a good photo editing program to play with. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  4. says

    What a great giveaway! I would LOVE To win this. I have been looking for a new photo editing program as I am getting started in photograpgy!

  5. says

    OH Man I would love this set. I am a HUGE pic fan having over3000 stored on my computer right now. That is not counting my carious sites on line. I have always wanted this system but it was way out of my budget.. pick me pik me jumping up and down lol.

  6. Melissa A. says

    Man, I would love to own a copy. My computer with photoshop bit the dust earlier this year (same as yours!), and my Mac is DYING to have it! 😀

  7. says

    I have been wanting to try the Adobe software for the longest time. I’ve just been so use to using Corel that I’ve been afraid to branch out and try new things. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  8. Jamie says

    Oh mmm gee I would totally love to win this!! I actually was secretly hoping my DF would get this for me for Mothers day! No such luck lol

  9. Amber Smith says

    Wow someone is going to become quite a photography pro – what a fantastic giveaway! Please enter me and thank you for the chance at such an awesome prize.

  10. Trudy says

    Please enter me in the drawing. My son just retrieved from my pictures off of an old hard drive so I am excited to get a new look at them.

  11. says

    Me! Me!! Me!!! Ooh this would be so fun to win! I took a class about 10 years ago so it’s been a long time since I’ve played with it!

  12. Carolyn says

    Please pick me! I have been working on learning to use my new camera. This software would be great!

  13. says

    I would love to win this! I’ve been using GIMP for photo editing because its free, but I’d love to get my hands on Photo shop!

  14. says

    We use Photoshop at work and I would love it to help me edit personal pictures at home.

    member (dot) thao (at)

  15. Rose says

    My hubby and I were just talking about how awesome it would be to have this! Please pick me!! We have a sweet little baby girl and we’d love to have some AMAZING photos of her!

  16. says

    I have CS4 at work, so it would be great to have the full version of PS (rather than the Elements I have now, which won’t let me convert to CMYK) at home!

  17. Julie Robinson says

    What an amazing giveaway – I just bought an SLR camera after my 4 y/o dropped our camera on Valentine’s Day!! How fun!

  18. kd says

    I would love to learn PhotoShop. Our daughter used it all through school for various projects and it always looked so fascinating.

  19. Jaimie K says

    Oh, I’ve wanted this forever, but haven’t been able to come up with the money for it yet. I want to win!! Thanks! You guys do such great giveaways!

  20. Gretchen Griffin says

    I would LOVE to get started with this product! I’ve been dreaming of digital scrapbooking since I had my two-year old :)

  21. Melissa O. says

    I am so excited about this giveaway! My version of Photoshop is so old and outdated. I would love to win!

  22. Sarah Pacilio says

    I am a subscriber and love to read yalls blogs and have a chance to win the things you’ve tried and/or liked. This would be an amazing win. Thanks again for the chance :)

  23. says

    I would love this! It would be so fun to actually be able to edit my photos & have more control over the editing process . . . or, I guess, have control period {since I don’t currently have any really}. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Janny says

    Oh, Thanks for such a great opportunity. I have been wanting to try this program. Thanks for providing this giveaway for your readers!

  25. gretchen says

    I’ve been talking about getting this for a month now. It would be exciting to have. Thanks for he giveaway!

  26. Sue says

    I’d love this! My kids would love messing around with their videos as well. Thanks for the giveaway

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  27. Kelly Ann T. says

    This would be great to use with my digital camera for my college classes. It would really help with my presentations.

  28. Mary says

    I would be so happy to win this! I love playing with photos in my PS 5.0, which is a pain, I’ve always wanted Elements!

  29. Linda M. says

    Oh my son wants this SO bad! I sure would love to be his envy………..oh maybe I’ll tell him about this & let him enter for himself………maybe…LOL………..oh I will,it will mean more pix of my grandchildren & that would be a big plus! Thanks so much!

  30. says

    Oh, this is a great giveaway. Elements is not very easy to me though. I need to watch and read more tutorials. I am still using Picasa.

  31. says

    I would love the chance to try Photoshop! I love taking photos, but usually just leave them as they are straight out of the camera. I’d love to do more editing! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  32. says

    I have an older version of PSE and my hubby and I really enjoy its many features! Would be great to get a newer version (& hopefully I’ll get a new camera soon, too!)

  33. Cheryl L says

    You mentioned that Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8, photo editing is a breeze. In a few simple steps you can adjust color, contrast and lighting, get the best exposure and resize images without worry of distorting them, and compile them all into custom photo albums or scrapbooks.

    I would love to learn how to do this myself so that I could better myself in the job market, as it seems that alot of people use this type of software to publish pictures on line and I would like to enhance my skill set with this type of knowledge. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  34. says

    I would love love love photoshop elements-I’ve almost purchased it a couple of times -but I’m terrified that it would take me months to be able to figure out how to use it – and I just don’t have that kind of time!
    I’d LOVE to win a copy!

  35. tennille says

    I really would love to win this-I need to learn how to do more with my pictures. Thank you for the opportunity for us Canadians to enter this one.

  36. Eleonora says

    This is the best giveaway I’ve ever come across, thanks a lot! Keeping my fingers crossed until next week… :)

  37. says

    Oh man, I so want this program. Right now I use GIMP which isn’t so bad for free. But I still want this program. Love Photoshop. Thanks so much!

  38. says

    I have been looking at buying this for a while, but haven’t taken the plunge. I would love the ability to take my pics up a notch.

  39. says

    My 30-day free trial just expired. Now that I’ve used it, I can’t go back. I’d LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  40. Mandy M. says

    I just bought a really nice camera, and now all I need is the photoshop software to go with it!
    Great site!

  41. marci p says

    I do a lot of photowork online on a friends blog. I’d love to win this it would help our blog BIG TIME! <3

  42. says

    Awesome! I currently run Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0, so would *love* to be able to win the newer version. It is truly a great program! Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

  43. says

    This would be great! I have an old version of Elements and it keeps giving me a compatibility error with Windows 7, so I’ll have to upgrade soon anyway.

  44. Marlena U. says

    I have been wanting to purchase this – what a blessing this would be! Thank you for the chance.

  45. John S. says

    I’ve used Adobe at a previous job and loved it. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to it. Thanks for the chance!

  46. darla says

    I am an artist and have always wanted to try it but never could afford it. Hence the term “starving artist” Crossing my fingers!

  47. Mark W says

    Just starting out in the photography industry, so this would really come in handy. Thanks for offering this prize.

  48. saphyress says

    This would be so handy with not only my grandkids photos but photos my mother has passed on of my grandparents and great grandparents

  49. Megan says

    I am going back to school for my degree in Graphic Communicationss and Photo shop will be a big part of that. Not to mention that I have 3 wonderful children whom I am constantly taking pictures of and this would allow me to be very creative with our photos.

  50. Nanette O says

    I would love to win the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and the Premiere Elements 8 Bundle for my photos.

  51. Kathy Luman says

    I would love to win this software. I have a lot of pictures I would love to edit. I have tried other programs and have not cared for them. I have heard about this software and I would love to give it a shot.

  52. Loretta LaRue says

    I currently own Photoshop 6 and Elements 4 and so want the new version (8) of both.
    Having been “down-sized” I am working on my photos/editing skills while seeking new employment. Thanks for this great opportunity to win something really cool!

  53. Katie says

    I would SO love to own photoshop!! I got a new camera for my bday and christmas and SO need some good editing software to go along with it!!

  54. Sarah C says

    I would love to have these! I take tons of photos, so it would be wonderful to edit them as well

  55. Deborah Stinson says

    I’ve always wanted Photoshop Elements ever since I took a photography class a couple of years ago. Thanks for having this giveaway!

  56. Diane R. says

    Photoshop is the best. I have been longing for a copy of my own for quite awhile. You can do so much with a photo.

  57. says

    I would LOVE to have my own copy of Photoshop. As a newspaper editor, I have use of it at work, but I have yet to fork over the money for a copy at home. I really need it too! I want to start my own design business and absolutely cannot be without it. :)

  58. says

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to win this for my daughter. She is growing to be quite the photographer. She has an eye for it! 😀

  59. Roland Teague says

    I have always wanted photoshop. This is a good opportunity for a chance to get it for free(which is always sweeter lol)

  60. Suzanne K says

    I would love to have this to make my ‘so-so’ pictures better, AND to really get my 16 year old more interested in photography – she already has an eye for it (didn’t get it from me) and this tool would really get her deeper into it!

  61. says

    Photography has become a way to hang on to the me that is not a mother and wife even when I am running around mothering and wifing(?). I have a very old version of Photoshop(6 years) that is hardly worth even using! I would love to upgrade to Photoshop 8!

  62. anne says

    I feel your pain. my copy of pse 8 was last due to my computer dyeing. now i can find the box with serial number :(. i miss mine.

  63. says

    This would be awesome to win! My husband would love the photography part and I’d be all over the video part.
    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  64. Mary OBrien says

    Have used much earlier version, very good product, would love to have the current version of Elements.

  65. Lauren says

    Love Adobe photoshop elements. Mine is an older version and would LOVE to win this updated one. Thanks for the opportunity.

  66. Lydia says

    I have been drooling over this for such a long time now! We just had our first child and now I am wanting so badly to be able to capture and create to keep our memories. We would be truly blessed to win this. Thank you so much for the opportunity~

  67. Michele says

    Would really love to win this. I take so many pictures and need a better way to play with them!

  68. Amanda S. says

    I would love to win this!! As a mom of two little ones I am always taking pictures…having this program would make editing photos a breeze and be so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  69. Deb says

    I would so love to have Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 Bundle! We do all digital stuff now so it’s usually up to me to edit, print, format etc. any pics/movies to share!

  70. steven.capell says

    We use Adobe software all the time … great software! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.


  71. Jenn S. says

    Could really use this. I am working on a project right now that could be a lot easier if I had Adobe photoshop. :)

  72. says

    What a wonderful giveaway. I couldn’t live without my camera and I would be over-the-moon to have the opportunity to expand my post processing fun. Add to that the fact that we got a new movie camera 2 years ago and I never use it because I just don’t know what to do with it after the movie is shot. This would be a fantastic opportunity for me to pick up that camera and get excited about it again because I would have something to help me process those movies. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize.

  73. Shari says

    I have never owned any version of Adobe Photoshop, and would love to have it! Maybe I could actually figure it out. 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. annalene says

    I’m using online photo editors to edit pictures for my blog and its kind of a pain (lags my computer)… definitely need some photoshop!

  75. Jean D. says

    A goal I’ve set for myself is to learn how to use photoshop. Ah, for this Adobe Elements Premier bundle!

    Another great giveaway. Thanks!

  76. Tia B says

    I have been dreaming about this for awhile, but it just has not been in the budget. It would be fabulous to win. Thank You.

  77. Carla West says

    seems there is never any money left over for items on my wish list. I make do with what I have. I have never had any of the cool stuff (like this)., and my digital camera is now 8 years OLD . . which in tech terms is like ancient. I would love to win this super prize :)

  78. says

    I am an hobbyist photog and luv to shoot my nieces as they are precocious and make great subjects! Outdoor shots are my faves, I like to capture them at play, rather they be riding their bikes or swinging on their pay sets. Capturing their delight in playtime and love of the outdoors is my greatest joy. Having Photoshop would enable me to definitely add a richness & depth to my photos.

  79. Krista says

    I bought the nice Canon months ago, and because I am a newbie, I mostly use the “auto” setting. Sad, I know, but I NEED this Adobe Bundle so much because I know I will be able to fix my pictures when I shoot in the “creative modes”. Please, please, please. Thank you.

  80. Meredith says

    I just had MAJOR issues with my computer and have lost all my editing software, the perfect time to try one that I’ve wondered about!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  81. nickie thomas says

    this is a great product and would really be useful for the right person…I love using my camera to captures days out with friends, working with co workers, and everything else in between! It can be used in so many ways…hope I get it, so i can use it!

  82. Kathy Scott says

    My teenager has been helping me with my pictures. I would love the software because I have heard that it is easy to use.

  83. Alison S. says

    I would love to win this! I scrapbook and I’m trying to improve my photography/editing. This would be perfect.

  84. Joseph says

    This bundle is a perfect addition to any amature photographer like myself. With photos from a recent vacation to our upcoming summer getaways this bundle will help me to save me precious memories for a lifetime.

  85. kolton burres says

    I took a photoshop/web design in high school and loved it. Havent had the money to buy it so been without. would love to be able to use it again :)

  86. Debra F says

    This would be so great to make those digital pictures really the best they can be. Thanks for the giveaway.

  87. says

    I help do web design and graphic work for non-profit organizations and human rights causes. Software like this, which I obviously can’t afford to go out and buy, would certainly help me out with my efforts a ton.

  88. Andrea Ross says

    This would be so perfect for me since I’ve been learning photoshop and trying so hard to get an art career going. It’s so hard to find female artists that break into the industry and I would love to be one.

  89. Aaron johnson says

    adobe photoshop and premiere would be great additions to my computer,
    because i want to create cartoons in flash format
    this is a terrific contest

  90. Geoff K says

    We have about as much fun manipulating and editing our photos as we do taking them, so I’d love to surprise my family with the top-of-the-line Adobe Photoshop software. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  91. Georgie says

    I’ve never had anything like this as we dont splurge, tight budget but looks like a great thing to use

  92. says

    My computer recently has a severe virus. To get it back up we stripped it. It is empty and this would be a great addition.

  93. R Hicks says

    I have always wanted a very nice photo editing software package like this!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  94. Jeannie says

    I Love taking pictures and doing cool things with the pictures. Would be a fun project to do with the kids during the summer.

  95. Joanne Schultz says

    ooh this software sounds great! It would be fun to play around with digital photos using it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. Tammy G says

    As a (very) amateur photographer, this would be wonderful to have to give my photos all the help they so desperately need! :)

  97. Nancy says

    I can only imagine the great photos I can print with this great bundle! Thanks for the opportuity to win it.

  98. Jamie Clark says

    WOW!! I have thousands of pictures on my computer and would love the chance to spiff them up to show my family.

  99. Jo Ann says

    I am always taking pictures and would LOVE this prize, I have wanted it for some time!!
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Please PICK ME, PICK ME!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


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