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Deer Family (6)
rosana Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 31] (475)
These were seen a few km down the road, but were more septical of sound of car had not choice but to stop that far & try a shot just the same, any suggestions as to make the deers more clear is welcome for the life of me I can't seem to achieve anything with Photoshop, thanks in advance.

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rosana Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 31] (475)
Zooming & Painting
Edited by:shyanni Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 163] (840)

You asked how I did it, Ros, and I find it much easier to show you than try to explain in words. This is a snapshot of my Photoshop work space showing a before and after version of the last deer. I actually zoomed in as close as the program would allow, so I could see the individual pixels making up the face. Then using the tiniest hard edged brush in the palette (1 pixel -- the round circle in the right hand picture is my brush), I painted the eyes, nose and the rim of the ears black and the pale patches around them lighter. The hard edges and the contrast between the light and dark is what makes the faces more clear even when viewed as tiny detail in the full image. :o)

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rosana Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 31] (475)
Levels & Pixel Painting
Edited by:shyanni Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 163] (840)

I started by changing the Input Levels to lighten the deer a wee bit, trying to make what details are there more visible. Darks - 0 to 7, Midtones - 1.00 to 1.54. I noticed the snow lost a lot of detail, so I painted a black quick mask over just the snow on the Levels layer. Then, after merging the layers I used Sharpen once. The faces were still not very clear, so I zoomed down as close as Photoshop would let me and painted with the smallest hard edged brush, pixel by pixel, darkening and shaping the eyes, the nose and the ears. Then I repainted the light patches under the chin, above the nose, around the eyes, etc. to lighten them and create a sharper contrast to the dark eyes and nose. I hope you like it. It was a fun challenge! :o)