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Old Feb 11, 2011, 9:17 PM   #1
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The dreamy effect pioneered by Michael Orton and digitized by Darwin Wiggett http://www.naturephotographers.net/a.../dw0106-1.html requires full Photo Shop so I have been experimenting with a simplified procedure using PSE 6. I will post the results here to see if they were successful before I give details of what I did.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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While I have seen some really special pictures using the Orton effect (or a variation of it), I'm not a big fan of it, and have yet to come up with a picture where it was an improvement. I'm not crazy about the first one, the second one is very nice, but I don't see the Orton-type effect in it. The third one is also nice, I can see where you are attempting the sharp/blur effect. But basically, after playing around with it for a while, I gave it up. I'd be interested in what you did here, and what it is within the usual process that requires the full version of Photoshop. I thought PSE had the ability to change layer styles, but perhaps not?
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 4:59 AM   #3
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#3 - that glow around the two people had me dizzy !

Like Harriet - I much prefer your originals Ira.
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I'm on the other side. I like the Orton effect. Number three sure shows the isolation and primitive side of the environment.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 12:44 PM   #5
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I like the effect on some images, but I find that most of the pictures I take here have such high dynamic range that they don't always lend themselves to the technique.

Harriet - You are right, the features I need are all included in PSE 6, perhaps they were absent in the original PSE (or it was another case of temporary brain fade). Perhaps I can find an image that works better than these.

Thanks for the comments, I will try the technique again and see what results I get.
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Here is a heavily processed black and white using the effect.
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Ira, I like the effect very much on that last image!
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