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Old Oct 29, 2010, 8:15 AM   #1
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Default 1st attempt at Orton Effect

I've been intrigued with some of the images that I've seen on this forum using an Orton Effect. The image that follows is my first real attempt at this method.
The image is of Central Park's Poets Walk taken this Spring using an E-30 Olympus dslr with 12-60mm lens

Any comments, critiques and suggestions for improvement would be much appreciated.

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 10:27 AM   #2
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Very nice. Works perfectly here.
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The green is too bright and yellow. Add some cyan and a tad black to the green channel.
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The green is too bright and yellow. Add some cyan and a tad black to the green channel.
Hi,

I too had a problem with the green. Glad to have your suggestion.

Here is an adjusted version:
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Very nice. Works perfectly here.
Hi,
Thanks for your comment. The overall feel of the image is okay with me. But I do have to agree with Bynx that the shade of the green is a little bit bothersome to me.

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Yea, I see that now, I like your second version better. I just assumed the leaves were starting to turn yellow for fall, but now I see you said the shot was taken in the spring.
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You may change saturation levels.
It looks over saturated, which is not good for Orton effect in particular.
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You may change saturation levels.
It looks over saturated, which is not good for Orton effect in particular.
Hi Ordo,

I toned it down some by adjusting the master saturation slider down about 10 points in CS5:
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That's much better in my eyes. Orton effect overlap 2 or more layers which can bring lots of saturated colors. Got to be careful about that. Good job.
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That's much better in my eyes. Orton effect overlap 2 or more layers which can bring lots of saturated colors. Got to be careful about that. Good job.

I agree. I do think the image- overall- is easier on the eyes.
thanks much for your suggestion.
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