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Two things you can do to see detail, without waiting for posters:
-Check the Magic Realist website, where they show all the cards. Only portions enlarge, but having them backlit is helpful, and you can tip your monitor forward and back to get the nuances of light and shadow. The cards are much brighter and colourful online (though less atmospheric) than with the dark blue deck.
-If you have access to a scanner, scan the card in "de-speckle" mode, and blow the image up as much as you need to, to see the details on-screen. You can play with contrast and saturation, too, to highlight different features. This can bring out subtleties that you might otherwise miss, particularly if you never imagined their existence in the first place!
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