Heard a Podcast on Photography.ca about the Orton effect. Since I heard about it I’ve wanted to try a few samples to see what I think. I found some suggested processes to create Ortons using Photoshop. But needing multiple copies sounded like a perfect fit for Lightrooms Virtual Copies. Basically, I made 2 virtual copies. Lightened the exposure on both copies. On One copy I increase Clarify all the way to the right, increase contrast, and sharpened. On the other copy I reduced Clarify all the way to the left, left contrast alone. Then I Edited as layers in Photoshop. Which is where I changed the blend mode to Multiply.
I’d heard that the effect works well with portraits and animals:
I thought that it would also be a good effect to use on old rustic buildings and ruins:
Let me know what you think.