The Orton effect is a certain way to proces an image in Photoshop. The effect was discussed on the blog of Adobe Photoshop Elements Techniques a magazine about PSE. I gave it a try and I really like what it does to my photo's. It adds warmth and depth, an etheral look. The Orton Effect is named after Michael Orton, who invented it in the 1980's. Originally it was used sandwiching films which were differently exposed together. Remember, back then we had analog.
This photo of our red hibiscus is processed with the Orton effect. Maybe not perfect I still have to play around settings a bit.
This is the original photo. I only added the watermark and cropped it.
What do you think? Do you like the effect. Or do you like the original more?