Our neighbors had put up a chain-link fence between our house and theirs.

Finally it had to be replaced and so we put in a new wood fence (which is better for keeping a dog in the yard).

Before we had the fence installed I photoshopped an image (1) to see how much a new solid fence would obscure our view.

Photoshop image processing software modification of a picture of where a fence might go.

It turns out the chain-link fence was substantially covered in plants so the change to the view wasn't too great. I knew how high to draw the fence because the nice people from the fence company came out and strung a thin red line at the height of the new fence.

Here's the actual fence:

The actual new fence.

The 'pre-viz' as they call it in the visual effects business came out fairly accurate and helped us make the right decision about the fence height, which was a trade-off between taller (to keep dog in) and shorter (to maintain as much view as possible).

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CORRECT: The image was enhanced using Adobe® Photoshop® software.

INCORRECT: The image was photoshopped.