Mr. Orton has published a book called "Photographing Creative Landscapes". A very interesting preview of the book including some of his photos and explanation of how he created them can be found on Google Book search. Click here to see the preview.
A small portfolio gallery of his images can be seen here.
There are a number of sites found on the web that talk about the Orton Effect and how to reproduce it on your own images. One of the better ones in my opinion can be seen here.
The hard part in creating an Orton-ized image is not in the creation process but rather in finding a image where the process works.
In most photo editing software that supports layers, you can Orton-ize your image as follows.
- duplicate original layer.
- set blend mode of duplicate to 'Screen'.
- merge down.
- duplicate layer, setting blend mode to 'Multiply'.
- apply Gaussian blur to duplicate layer using a value between 15 to 50. I tend to use 35 for my images.
- Create an HSL adjustment layer. Here you can increase or decrease the saturation until you achieve the desired effect. Again from personal experience I find I like increased saturation (15-30 values). The main exception to this is when there is a great deal of Red in the image. This is when I will decrease the saturation a bit.
The following are some of the images I have created following the above steps.
Hope you found today's topic interesting and enjoyable.
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Other photos that I've applied this process to can be seen in my Digtal Effects - Orton-ized gallery.
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