Soften the edge of a selection
How To Tip:
Soften the edge of a selection using the Feather command.
When you combine two images, touch up an area, or apply a filter, you often want a soft transition. The Feather command softens or blurs the edge of a selection, making changes you apply blend in more naturally with its surroundings. Feathering is centered on the selection edge and blurs both in and out from the boundary. You control the width of the feathering by setting its radius value in pixels.
Note: Although the selection marquee still appears as a dotted line, its edge has softened to include pixels on both sides of its boundary.
You can also soften the edges of a selection by switching to the Quick Mask mode and using a soft-edged brush to adjust the edges.
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