Figure 2.20. This true telephoto shot can be mimicked in Photoshop.

Figure 2.21 represents a combination of best possible/worst possible scenario. On the plus side, I managed front row seats next to the dugout on the first-base side for this professional baseball game, and I was armed with an awesome 14-megapixel pro-level digital camera. Unfortunately, when the action started, I had a 28mm non-zoom lens mounted on the camera. So, I ended up with a "big picture" view that took in most of the infield and rendered the players a lot smaller than I would have liked.

Figure 2.21. A great seat and a short lens provide this "big picture" view.

Figure 2.21. A great seat and a short lens provide this "big picture" view.

Yet, because I had enough megapixels to play with, I was able to crop the photo and get the result you can see in Figure 2.22. It's not the best action picture, but it packs a lot more excitement than the original grab shot.

Figure 2.22. Cropping the image provides a telephoto effect.

Figure 2.22. Cropping the image provides a telephoto effect.

For an absolutely worst-case scenario, check out Figure 2.23, which shows the view from the cheap seats at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, with a box drawn around the view I wish that I'd had. Fortunately, the rowdy gang of kids I'd brought with me couldn't tell the difference between these seats and the $40 Lower Box accommodations, so it was money better diverted to hot dogs, even if my photo opportunities suffered.

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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