Orton Technique

February 12, 2007
funny face, seriously

#1: background layer

orton technique 4

#2: top layer (a lighter version of the above):

orton technique 1

#3: after applying gaussian blur:

orton technique 2

#4: a mask to let the the eyes from the bottom layer to come through; the mask was first painted with black and then gaussian blurred to make the transition between sharp an non-sharp smooth:

orton technique 5

#5: a sketch of the effect of the mask on the top layer:

orton technique 3

#6: the result (multiplying the blurred & masked image with the background layer):