Robert Giordano

Welcome to my Linkatopia. I like music, photography, drones, and welding. I'm currently rebuilding this entire site, and adding more cool features. See the blog!



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Bridge CS6 Export Panel has stopped working ove... |Adobe Community

Adobe Bridge CS6 Export stopped working on 11.01.2017

  | Nov 3, 2017

GoPro Fisheye Lens correction in Photoshop CS6

Using the Adaptive Wide Angle filter. Interesting

  | Jul 8, 2016

How can I recreate the Clarity effect in Photos... |Adobe Community

Includes the steps to create an action

  | Jul 3, 2016

Photo wizard warps reality, invokes interdimensional wormholes on Earth

Interesting panoramic distortions

  | Mar 15, 2014

Epic Edits Archive Quick Tip: Using Photoshop to Add Vignette

Simple vignette technique using lens correction in a white layer set to multiply.

  | Jul 28, 2013

Edit An Image In Under Five Minutes - YouTube

Some fun techniques in this short video.

  | Jun 19, 2013

Polaroid Dust and Scratch Remover - Archive.org

A link to the old Polaroid download page on the Wayback Machine. This plugin will not work in Photoshop versions newer than CS2 or Mac OSX 10.5

  | Feb 19, 2013

Retouch Necessities - Greater Than Gatsby - Greater Than Gatsby | Professional P

Several collections of retouching actions from $40 to $60

  | Feb 17, 2013

Photoshop Tutorials

  | Sep 4, 2012

Keying Green Backdrops | Photoshop Tutorials

Great tutorial for removing green screen backgrounds. Uses a channel mixer adjustment layer and a layer mask.

  | Sep 4, 2012

Adobe - Photoshop CS2 tutorial : Photoshop in black and white

Simple and effective methods to convert color images to b+w. One method uses 2 hue/saturation adjustment layers.

  | Jun 16, 2012

Black and White Adjustment Layers in Photoshop CS3

One of the best ways to convert to b+w in newer versions of Photoshop.

  | Jun 16, 2012

Simulating Film Effects with Curves

Great article with a conversion chart for many black and white films using channel mixer settings. Also has film curves for download. Awesome!!

  | Jun 16, 2012

Tutorial Photoshop CS5 - Dragan effect (300 inspired) - YouTube

fairly simple video showing how to do a Dragan effect

  | Jun 12, 2012

Frequency Separation Technique - YouTube

Another interesting way to retouch skin and smooth shadows and highlights.

  | Feb 8, 2012

Grunge in 8 Simple Steps.mov - YouTube

This was a simple and fairly good tutorial on getting a "grunge" effect, similar to the "Dragan" effect.

  | Feb 8, 2012

Photoshop CS Tutorials - Photo Effects Tutorials - Cartoon Drawing Tutorial

Simple, two step method of converting a portrait to a cartoon sketch.

  | Jan 24, 2012

Creating a Professional Cartoon Effect from a Real Photograph - Photoshop Tutori

Very detailed tutorial for creating a comic book illustration from a photo

  | Jan 24, 2012

Photoshop for Photographers

Lots of good articles, unfortunately they are all in a frameset so you can't bookmark individual pages. The B+W section is especially good.

  | Oct 23, 2011

Photoshop Luminance Equalization Tutorial

Fixing Lighting Irregularities in Self-Tiling Maps

  | Oct 1, 2011

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Reference

Online reference from Adobe.com

  | Jun 28, 2011

Geoff Levy - Jazzy and Blue

Nice step by step of a photo shoot with girl, dog, car shot in a driveway and beach background shot on Ft. Lauderdale beach by Las Olas

  | Mar 7, 2011

40 Jaw-Dropping Photo Manipulations | Inspiration

No tutorials but awesome inspiration!

  | Sep 20, 2010

Photoshop matte painting

Really nice example of transforming a normal photo of a house into a "haunted house" picture.

  | Apr 30, 2010

Photoshop Photo Effects - Photo to Sketch in 6 Easy Steps Tutorial

Another good method using two layers and color dodge

  | Apr 30, 2010

Abduzeedo | Photoshop Tutorials

Some of the best Photoshop tutorials around!

  | Apr 30, 2010

Chrome in Photoshop

Really nice chrome effect tutorial. Works with PS7 and up

  | Mar 3, 2010

Path Styler Pro plugin for Photoshop and Illustrator - Shinycore Software

Really nice looking chrome effects plugin

  | Mar 2, 2010

Classic Starburst Background - Photoshop Tutorial - Photoshop Essentials.com

Neat trick to duplicate a Transform on a vector path!

  | Sep 22, 2008

Photoshop JavaScript

How to control Photoshop with scripting. Basic Introduction.

  | Sep 5, 2008

Free and Commercial Photoshop Actions for Beginners and Professionals

"A Scanner Darkly" photoshop action is $15

  | Sep 5, 2008

Backing Winds: How to Create Professional HDR Images

Photoshop CS2 HDR tutorial

  | Jul 12, 2008

Ken Rockwell Photoshop Tricks - Faux Infra-Red

and other useful tricks for photography

  | Jul 27, 2007

girl with hat - photoshop pictures contest - PhotoShopTalent.com

update 2010, the original web site died because of a hard drive failure. No backups

  | Jul 7, 2007

Photoshop converts a Photo to a Pencil Sketch

This is really cool. Use brushes to "reveal" parts of the converted image through the brush strokes!

  | Jun 30, 2007

AlphaPlugins Engraver plug-in for Adobe Photoshop

convert photos to monochrome engraver style art

  | Jun 30, 2007

Imitating A Scanner Darkly | Illustrator Techniques

Another tutorial showing conversion of a photo to vector art, using illustrator instead of photoshop but could be done in ps as well.

  | Jun 30, 2007

www.eSCRAPPERS.com Magazine Titles

magazine logos for photoshop mockups

  | Apr 1, 2007

BioRUST.com :: Tutorials >> DuoTones

A good explanation and tutorial on how to create a duotone for printing.

  | Feb 6, 2007

BioRUST.com :: Tutorials >> Using Calculations & Channels

using channels to create a layer mask for removing the background

  | Jan 9, 2007

BioRUST.com :: Tutorials >> Extracting Hair

using the smudge tool to "redraw" the stray hairs.

  | Jan 9, 2007

BioRUST.com :: Tutorials >> Type Along A Path

Simple and very useful!! Good for making text around a circle.
(Photoshop CS ONLY!)

  | Jan 9, 2007

Jay Arraich's Photoshop Tips - Basic Pen

Good tutorial on how to use the Pen tool

  | Dec 21, 2006

Turn Photos of People into Line Art - Melissa Clifton

Awesome but fairly involved tutorial. Other good tutorials on this site as well.

  | Nov 7, 2006

Night house starscape on Flickr

Mark Diamond's HDR picture. Photoshop CS > High Dynamic Range

  | Nov 5, 2006

Photoshop Wood Texture.

with knots

  | Oct 9, 2006

Texturama - Seamless, Tiling Textures

free samples page

  | Oct 9, 2006

Noise Reduction Tool Comparison

Compares Grain Surgery 2, Noise Ninja, etc.

  | May 4, 2006

Welcome to the OZONE Asylum! home of the Mad Scientists

Forum with topics on DHTML/Javascript, CSS, XHTML, Photoshop, etc

  | May 4, 2006

bergdesign

Display calibrator, image masking, and Photoshop plugins

  | May 3, 2006

Eyeball-Design - Online Tutorials

An old one but good one.

  | May 3, 2006


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