Topic: Orton effect

Sorry, I got it wrong the first time. I deleted that post. Here's the right way to do it.


-- Open an image (or Paste it with Ctrl-V)
-- Copy with Ctrl-C
-- Paste back by hitting Ctrl-E two times
-- Fade at 100% opacity using Custom Expression for Screen mode: 255-(255-p1)*(255-p2)/255
-- Copy screened image with Ctrl-C
-- Go to Operations/Filters/Smooth and select Gauss blur and a size near 25
-- Paste screened image with Ctrl-E
-- Fade at 100% using Custom Expression for Multiply mode: p1*p2/255

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Re: Orton effect

Nice effect smile
Actually the first screening effect can also be achieved by using the Expression mode in the Color balance dialog using the expression 255-(255-x)*(255-x)/255. Not sure if it is easier, but then you don't need to copy/paste the image on top of itself.

Michael Vinther

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3 (edited by jimclatfelter 2013-08-28 23:08:40)

Re: Orton effect

Using the color balance expression seems to make a much harsher effect than screening, but it does save a step.

I had two unnecessary steps in the procedure above. I took them out below. Makes it even easier.

-- Open an image (or Paste it with Ctrl-V)
-- Copy with Ctrl-C
-- Paste back by hitting Ctrl-E two times
-- Fade at 100% opacity using Custom Expression for Screen mode: 255-(255-p1)*(255-p2)/255
--
-- Go to Operations/Filters/Smooth and select Gauss blur and a size near 25
--
-- Fade at 100% using Custom Expression for Multiply mode: p1*p2/255
http://s12.postimg.org/bu20ju6ax/Orton_effect.jpg

Original on the left
Orton effect on the right
Click on image to enlarge