Author: Mark Galer

Mark Galer

Mark is a Senior Lecturer in photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. He is also co-writer and teacher on their new online photography courses. He has lectured in photography in the UK and Australia and has worked commercially as a freelance photographer on corporate and editorial assignments. He has written numerous top-selling photography books, including Photography Foundations for Art & Design, Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 Maximum Performance and Digital Photography in Available Light. He is an Official Adobe Ambassador for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Posts by Mark Galer:


Lens Correction in Photoshop CC
A Standard and Alternative Approach


This tutorial is an excerpt from the book Photoshop CC: Essential Skills by Mark Galer and Philip Andrews.  The book’s companion website includes 10 hours of video tutorials. VIDEO TUTORIAL: FROM THE BOOK: Many photographers prematurely jump to the conclusion that Photoshop is solely a tool for distorting reality or fabricating an alternative reality (the…

Fig 08. The finished result

Creating a cover image for Photoshop: Essential Skills


Mark Galer tracks the development of the concept and design of an image that has appeared on the cover of one of his Photoshop: Essential Skills books published by Focal Press ( The birth of the concept The concept of placing three balls in a landscape was used for the first Photoshop: Essential Skills book…


In Conversation: Mark Galer


Author of the best selling Photoshop: Essential Skills and Adobe Photoshop Elements Maximum Performance titles talks about his passion for editing digital images. Inspiration The famous photographer Ansel Adams was once quoted as saying that if the negative was the music score, then his work in the darkroom was his performance. My own post-production skills…

New video tutorial for Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

Video: Creating a high key image using Adobe Photoshop Elements 10


Mark Galer shows you how to create a high key image in post production using Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 Mark is the author of Adobe Photoshop Elements 10: Maximum Performance, which will be published in November 2011.

Video: Creating artistic borders in Photoshop Elements 10


Artistic Borders in Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

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