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Old May 19, 2013, 3:05 AM   #1
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Today I went to our local Sam's club to get coffee, and discovered they had PSE 11 on sale for $49.00 US. I got it, and discovered among other surprises, it has the Orton effect, so I experimented with it tonight. What do you think? It's my first attempt, so I may need to find more suitable subject matter. The top picture is the original, and the one under it is the orton effect.
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Old May 19, 2013, 8:44 AM   #2
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That's cool! (I had heard the term Orton effect, but had to look it up to see what it was.)

Original is a nice image to start with.

I like the Orton effect one too because it softens up the image, but the eyes stay strong. Really pulls you into the eyes.

Good find on the PSE 11! I was reading some other sites with their PS alternatives, and in the comments noticed someone mention this add-on for PSE ( http://elementsplus.net ). Not sure how good it is, but it sounded interesting.

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Thanks, Glen. That Elements+ link looks interesting, if I can just figure out what a lot of that stuff is.

Do you remember Dwayne Oakes? He uses the Orton Effect in a bunch of his pictures. That's where I got the idea myself. His website is HERE.
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nice shot to be honest i like the first one really nice dog
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nice shot to be honest i like the first one really nice dog
Haha! Me too, actually. Thanks, that's my boy King. He's like a kid to me, since mine is grown and has his own kid.

That's her in my avatar...
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Have to say that I like both pictures, like seeing what the dog the way he really looks but also the Orton effect because it looks to me as the way I see most dogs, soft, gentle and one of our best friends.
As to PSE11 being able to do Orton effect, I have had version 11 since it came out and didn't even know it could do the Orton effect. This is why I read the forums, as I don't always read instructions. I as always say to my wife when she catches me not reading instructions "I write instructions for a living, I don't read them."
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Craig, here's a little screenshot. Click the "Guided" button, and all the different effects show up on the right.
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Thanks Robert,
I really need to find more time to spend on the computer at home. Will look for that screen tonight, no wait, make that in a couple of days have to paint a bedroom tonight and put a new floor in this weekend.
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Do you remember Dwayne Oakes? He uses the Orton Effect in a bunch of his pictures. That's where I got the idea myself. His website is HERE.
Thanks for the link. I'll have to check it out!

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HAWGWILD, Picassa3 also has the Orton feature and many other nice features. Have you tried it? It's free.
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