Thursday, January 25, 2007

Orton Effect

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Original photoAfter the Orton effect

I've been reading about the Orton effect on various blogs. It's a graphics technique that can be used on photographs to bring out the colors and give them a glow. I found a good tutorial on creating the Orton effect in Paintshop Pro and tried it on a really bland photo to test the effect. The photo at left is the original photo, and the photo at right is how it looks after the Orton effect.

If you like messing around with graphics programs, I promise you'll enjoy playing with the Orton effect.

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What do you think? Comments are welcome.


Pondering Pig said...

Looks like it emphasizes the reds and yellows to warm up the picture. Looks interesting, Genevieve. I'm going to try it.

Genevieve said...

The basic technique described for Paintshop Pro in the link above should super-saturate all colors in the photo. I think the reds and yellows just happen to dominate the photo above. Thanks for stopping by, Pondering Pig.

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