The Orton Effect

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  1. Phocal

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  5. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    You piqued my interest in this processing. I think it can be a technique for some specific graphical purposes. I will have to keep it in the back of my mind if the need arises.

    Here is an attempt. I just randomly picked an image to see what I could do with it. Also, I added a second blur layer to the sky to fade it out even more.

    Original:
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    Orton:
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  7. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Thanks.

    I like your image. It almost gives the feeling of an encaustic painting. I think yours would make a nice print.
     
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  9. maritan

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    Interesting technique. Specific uses, but could get a great result if not overdone (as already pointed out). Thanks for the info.
     
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  10. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

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    Thanks for posting this. I love your image of the tree and its reflection. I must give it a try.
     
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  12. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Nice photo. Here is one with a bit more subtle application of the Orton effect.
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  14. Lcrunyon

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    Loren
    Hmmmmm... I want to try it, but I don't have PS. I wonder if Photomatix Pro will do it?
     
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  16. wjiang

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    I didn't realise this had a name. I played around with this effect in high school when I first started messing around in Photoshop 10 years ago.

    1) Clone original layer -> Gaussian blur -> Screen blend
    2) Clone original layer -> Multiply blend

    Then change the opacity of layers 1 and 2 (favouring 1) on top of the original to get the desired look.
     
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  19. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

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    First attempt...

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  20. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

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    Thank you. I also used the E-M1's Live Comp mode. That's a great tool for manipulating lighting on still life shots.
     
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