- I first warmed it up with a curve adjustment. You can also try Pioneer Woman's "warmer" action from her free action set.
- I painted on color pop on the deer. You can do this using a layer adjustment with a dramatic curve adjustment (here's how to do that here). Then apply a layer mask while holding down the alt key. This will make the layer adjustment invisible until you paint it on with a brush.
- Next I painted on some faux shallow depth of field. You can do this by using the layer adjustment/masking technique above and running a lens blur filter.
- Finally I sharpened it up. Try the free MCP Action for high-definition sharpening.
More before-and-after editing with my sister Steph's nice animal photography:
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