A&P Who here has tried the Orton effect??

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  1. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

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    layering a soft focus image over an in focus image, and making the soft focus image transparent..

    Has a really cool dream-like effect, I have a picture i took this morning, but its not here at work with me, its at home.. I'll upload it at like 4:45
     
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    I just tried some on a wedding I shot a couple weeks ago....kinda turned out cool!

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    Tried it the other day with some roses...:dunno: I think I overdid it:

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    can you change the amount of blur only in the background? looks a bit overdone, but the forground looks great
     
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    hmm interesting
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    so, do you take a focused pic, and then knock the focus off a bit, and take the same pic?
     
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    You can do that. Or take the picture in focus, then in PS you CTRL+J to make a duplicate layer, apply a little gaussian blur, then make that layer partially transparent.

    Example:
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    Forgive the silly picture of me. I also erased my blurred eyes.


    Another example:
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    This one was similar but I also used the luminosity mask and set the blending style to "multiply."

    Original is here:

    http://www.azurs.net/photoblog/a/2005/08/laurier_rose.html

    Both of the above are rather poor examples because I spent no more than 2 minutes on each.
     
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    isn't this the same effect as using a diffusing filter?
     
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    i think you can achieve the same effect by using a defocuse control lens
     
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    No. You'll get a similar effect with a diffusion filter but the Orton method provides more control and (I think) a better image.
     
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    a what??!!
     
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    Smear some vaseline on your lens for the same effect :bowdown:
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    Seems like it could work on some pics. I'll have to try it out.
     
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    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Never, ever put vaseline directly on your lens. You will never get it off. You can put it on a UV filter. Also, you will not get the same effect.
     
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  17. Tedrzz

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    err defocus control. never heard of like a nikon 135 f/2 DC?

    does the same thing
     
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    Most people call it soft focus.
     

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