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Dreamy Effect for Valentine's Day

By February 12, 2014

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Dreamy Effect
Dreamy Effect
© Sue Chastain
Popularized by Michael Orton, a soft focus effect can give your photos a diffused, dreamy quality, which you may find appealing for Valentine's Day pictures. The Orton effect is easy to produce digitally, and can be fine-tuned to your liking with just a little tinkering. We've got tutorials to help you create the dreamy Orton effect in a number of popular photo editors.

Create a Dreamy Photo Effect with Photoshop Elements
Free Orton Effect Action for Photoshop and Elements
Enhance A Portrait with a Soft Focus Effect in Photoshop
Create the Dreamy Soft Focus Orton Effect in GIMP
Create the Dreamy Soft Focus Orton Effect in Paint.NET
Apply a Soft Focus Effect to a Photo in Picasa
Create a Dreamy Photo Effect in PaintShop Pro
Enhance A Portrait with a Soft Focus Effect in Photo-Paint
Enhance A Portrait with a Soft Focus Effect in PhotoImpact
Free Dreamy Photo Software from Auto FX
How to Ortonize Your Images

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