About this tutorial:
The Orton Effect[1, 2] is named from the creator of this style, Michael Orton. Since then it has been used many times and in slightly different variations to add surreal effects to photos of variating types. In this tutorial I will show you how to replicate this effect in Adobe Photoshop. We will first start by pre-editing our photo in Lightroom 5 and then export it over to Photoshop CC were we will add our Orton Effect using multiple layers and Gaussian blur. We then finish the rest of our final edits back in Adobe Lightroom.
The photo used in this tutorial as seen above, is actually a photo of my patio next to my house. The camera used was the Canon EOS 70D and Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens. Exposure settings were f/9, 30sec, ISO100 @ 10mm (16mm full frame) focal length.