In this Photoshop video tutorial, I’ll show you 2 ways of creating the Orton Effect. The Orton Effect was created by a photographer called Michael Orton back in prehistoric times the days of film. He would combine a properly focused and exposed image with an out of focus and overexposed image to get a special dreamy effect. A blurry, slightly saturated photo that still looks sharp.
Of course don’t start applying this effect on every single photo. Yes, it looks good but take the time to explore the mood of your photo and see if this effect is appropriate for it. It’s like HDR or the Dave Hill look. It has to be used on the right images to unleash its full potential.
In the wonderful days of digital, we can now easily reproduce the Orton Effect in Photoshop. Let me show you 2 ways of getting it done.
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