The Orton Effect

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The Orton Effect

 

Another Photoshop experiment.  This one is to simulate the “Orton Effect” that was popular back in the darkroom days.  Back then, the effect was produced by overlaying 2 negatives – one slightly out of focus and the other correct.  Photoshop achieves basically the same effect by grouping a number of layers so that certain attributes are applied to each and then “flattened” to produce the final effect.

The original picture (from our back garden) looked like this