HERE IS AN EXAMPLE of how Photoshop might be used to improve upon an original digital image. (Purists might like to look away now; because what you see is very unlike the original).
Let us imagine that you were the original photographer, tasked with covering a martial arts display that was to take place in the High Street. Well, the image here is probably just the type of action photograph that your editor would expect you to bring back. It is nice and tight, with no distracting background, and conveys the action that was observed. It is a truthful image that could be guaranteed to accompany a sports hack’s written article imparting the full flavour of the event.