In the process of learning software in greater depth, I am coming across approaches to photography I have never before encountered. Here, I present you with an attempt at the Orton Effect, which provides a softening of an image, sometimes a dreamy quality with a painterly appearance.
This approach was done with multiple layers in CS6. The upper left hand corner looks muddy to me – not quite sure what to do about that to correct the color, so it could be cropped out. I could adjust the colors in the image, but I just decided to go with its pale quality.