Create the Orton Effect in Photoshop

Learn how to create the ethereal Orton Effect in Photoshop. The technique blends blur and sharpness together for a dreamy effect that looks amazing with landscape photography. Blending blur with an image you’ve taken care to shoot with sharpness throughout may sound like a bad idea, but the two work in perfect harmony to create an effect in your landscape photography that’s subtle, yet distinctive. The Orton Effect was created by American photographer Michael Orton. His original technique used two transparencies sandwiched together for printing. One was underexposed and sharp, and the other overexposed and just out of focus. The (Read more...)