Create dreamy portraits with Photoshop CS6

Orton Effect in Photoshop CS6 before and after

In the traditional darkroom, the Orton Effect was created by sandwiching two transparencies together. One frame was sharp, the other out of focus, and both were slightly over-exposed. The result was an image with a lovely ethereal glow. We can tweak the focus and exposure in post-processing, so it’s very easy to apply the Orton Effect to a single image using Photoshop CS6. Here’s how...

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