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Ortonize with Picasa

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Wow and Flutter says:

I've been experimenting with the use of Picasa as an Ortonizing tool. You can use the same process to create pretty good fauz HDR images as well.
My guess is there are others that do this differently using a variety of other post-processing but I find Picasa to be more easy and more fun.
Here is a link to my quick screen-shot tutorial if you are interested.
Here is the link to my Ortonized slideshow
4:54PM, 21 January 2007 PDT (permalink)

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taylorkoa22 says:

Thanks Rocket will try that - looks good
88 months ago (permalink)

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mags. says:

genius. ive discovered a whole new level of fun, haha! thanks so much.
88 months ago (permalink)

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sscornelius says:

Interesting. I created this using the tutorial.

Winter collage
88 months ago (permalink)

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sscornelius says:

I've been playing around some more with this in Picasa and created this little view from the Sears Tower in Chicago from 2004. The only change from the tutorial is that I ramped up the saturation to make Lake Michigan even more blue.

Chicago skyline
88 months ago (permalink)

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Wow and Flutter says:

I think this one turned out very nice with the saturation of color to give a radiating effect.
88 months ago (permalink)

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CORDAN says:

Thank you!
88 months ago (permalink)

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aremac says:

This is my try - although I have always worked with Picasa, I never used the layer combination this way - thanks for explanation!

Light up my room
88 months ago (permalink)

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Julius, Nikonista FX ... says:

rocket

great. While processing the pictures I've think about how to generate three picts with different exposure with Picasa in order to process them with a *real* HDR software as photomatix.

I'm thinkin' in people with cameras without bracketing function.

Ideas?

thanks again.
88 months ago (permalink)

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Wow and Flutter says:

juliusoloc; I have done this but the results are not as I would like. Once in a while I get lucky and it turns out well.
One other thing I'm doing is using Paint Shop Pro's Clarify filter process to provide a more dynamic image. This is outside the scope of Picasa of course but it comes very close to HDR.

This image was rendered this way:

Loosing My Religion
88 months ago (permalink)

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broken_puzzle says:

Hey, thanks! I've been having lots of fun experimenting with this :)
86 months ago (permalink)

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macspite says:

"collage" by macspite
collage

Just tried a very quick ortonisation on this image which just happens to be a hotel room close to Orton in Cumbria, Uk.
86 months ago (permalink)

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Edna Barney says:

I used the tutorial on this one:
Gunston Hall
86 months ago (permalink)

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kallo39 says:

This was my first picture using your tutorial. Thank you for mapping it out so clearly. I enjoyed learning this new technique.
Bailey Orton
86 months ago (permalink)

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Jeff Fennell says:

Rocket ~ Great technique. Thanks!

Ortonized Shellburg Falls
First attempt at Ortonizing
86 months ago (permalink)

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Trucker....Steve says:

My first try............thanks!

Bridge
86 months ago (permalink)

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empTV says:

is this the result we all expecting?...picasa is my fav toy right now..

groupie assembly point
86 months ago (permalink)

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macspite says:

"Hayling Island beach defences ortonised" by macspite
Hayling Island beach defences ortonised

Works nicely in black and white - in my opinion at least!
86 months ago (permalink)

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Erin Branham says:

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I just got Photoshop, and I'll have to say I still love Picasa and will continue to use it. It's so easy and uncomplicated. Here's an image I created using the Orton tutorial.

Solitary Strength
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Amir.S. says:

Thanks for sharing with us this technique.
Here is what I got:

Last winter [best viewed large]
86 months ago (permalink)

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stephotographs says:

Thanks for the how-to - Here's my first attempt.

Bluebonnet
86 months ago (permalink)

jessica potter photography [deleted] says:

This Was Very interesting! thanks! Heres my Try!!!

collage6
85 months ago (permalink)

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saralonde says:

Had to try this, too.
"Orton Effect" using Picasa
85 months ago (permalink)

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Wow and Flutter says:

Everyone here is creating some fantastic images. Thanks to Picasa!
85 months ago (permalink)

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Alicia-Lee-07 says:

Thank you for the tip. I tried four of my photos and like the one with more color layers from near to far:

A Dream Home
85 months ago (permalink)

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