The Orton Effect - How to Ortonize Your Images
From Liz Masoner, former About.com Guide
2 of 10
The Orton Effect - Choosing an Image
© Liz Masoner licensed to About.com, Inc.
Not all images work well with the Orton Effect. Business portraits, technical images, photojournalist images, and images meant to show "harsh" subject matter do not lend themselves well to this process. Images of children, landscapes, and "cute" animals work especially well for this treatment. In this case, I've chosen an image of three children walking through a local botanical gardens. Because I was walking while shooting the image is not nearly as sharp as I would like. It is an important memory I would like to save though as the children are my daughter and two children of my childhood best friend.