Orton Effect on Foggy Photos? – Photoshop Challenge Part 6.5

The Orton Effect on Foggy Photos As I mentioned in the previous post I wanted to try the Orton Effect on foggy photos to see if it enhances the foggy look. And the results are, well, mixed. To some extent it does improve the photos. For example, in the first picture, the branches become less sharp and therefore less distracting. One have to be really careful how […]

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Orton Effect: Sharp but Blurry – Photoshop Challenge Part VI

The Orton Effect I first heard about the Orton effect from  Nick Page in one of his Landscape Photography Podcasts. The effect itself has been around for a few decades already though. Its creator, Michael Orton first experimented with it in the 1980’s by sandwiching two slides on top of each other. One of these slides would be sharp while the other one out of focus. Resulting […]

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Focus Stacking – Photoshop Challenge Part IV

Now and then I’ve been at places where I’ve notice focus stacking could have improved some of my pictures by extending the depth of field. Learning this Photoshop technique has been in my mind for some time now. No reason to further postpone learning such an easy thing! Photoshop does all the hard work of blending again. Just put your camera on a tripod and take several […]

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Night Sky Panorama – Photoshop Challenge Part III

Night Sky Panorama Take 2 My second attempt at making a night sky panorama. And second because my first one pretty much failed, because Lightroom couldn’t stitch pictures containing only stars. The main fault most likely was my source material. This time I decided to include more of the ground so the program has something to anchor the image. No problem with lining up the pictures this […]

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Panorama Stitching- Photoshop Challenge Part II

Panorama Stitching Part I As I mentioned in the first Photoshop post, I’m already familiar with panorama stitching in Lightroom. I wanted to compare the tool in Photoshop by blending the same 17 frames in both programs. Not only the results are of interest here but also the settings available. Well, it turns it is more or less the same tool in both programs and the settings are […]

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Star Trail Stacking – Photoshop Challenge Part I

Star Trail Stacking Part I of the May Photoshop challenge Blending multiple exposures into a star trail photo, or star trail stacking, turned out to be much easier than I expected. Simply import and process. The computer does all the job but it does indeed require a lot of processing power and RAM. The reason for stacking rather than doing one long exposure is be able to control […]

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May Photoshop Challenge!

Photoshop Challenge! I’ve been very lazy to start editing in Photoshop more even though I continuously run into limitations in Lightroom. So I decided to do a Photoshop challenge for myself this month to become better and more used to editing in Photoshop. For organizing a large amount of photos and applying the same settings Lightroom is great. The limitations show themselves when trying to do more […]

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