Glowing brushes: Blake Rudis of f64 Academy creates Orton Effect brush for ACR & Lightroom


posted Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:59 AM EDT


One of the most powerful ways to adjust the mood of an image, a landscape photo in particular, is through the use of the Orton Effect. This technique was developed in the 1980s by Michael Orton and it essentially creates a dreamlike glow to your image. You can read more about the effect and how it has been traditionally used in digital photography by clicking here. Through the use of a new technique from Blake Rudis of f64 Academy, you can now utilize the effect as a brush in Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom.

Below, Rudis discusses the Orton Effect and how it is utilized in his editing workflow. He loves the effect, but wanted something a bit more localized, basically he wanted the Orton Effect to be achievable through the use of an adjustment brush. To download the brushes he developed, click here. To see them in action, check out the video below.

(Via f64 Academy