Figure 2.15. The picture looks like this prior to adding the zoom effect.

3. In Quick Mask mode, paint an area around the basketball using the Brush tool (press B to select it) and a soft, 100-pixel brush chosen from the drop-down palette at the left side of the Options Bar. Paint an area about 125 percent of the diameter of the ball itself.

5. We actually want to select everything in the image except the ball, so if you are in the habit of painting selections, like I am, invert the selection by pressing Shift + Ctrl/Command + I. That leaves the ball masked, and everything else selected.

6. Choose Filter > Blur > Radial blur from the menu to produce the Radial Blur dialog box shown in Figure 2.16. Choose 85 for the Amount, Zoom as the Blur method, and Best as the Quality level. While you can shift the point around which Photoshop will zoom by dragging the crosshair in the middle of the preview box, the sample picture already has the main subject centered right where the zoom will go.

Figure 2.16. Choose your settings in the Radial Blur dialog box.

Figure 2.16. Choose your settings in the Radial Blur dialog box.

7. Click on OK to apply the zoom. Your image will look like Figure 2.17.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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