Blurring a selection with Feather


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Blurring a selection with Feather

Now that we've seen how you can smooth out the edges of the selection using antialiasing, let's see how you can soften or even blur the edges of the selection using the Feather function. Now when you're using any selection tool except for the Quick Selection tool, you will see a feather option up here in the Options bar, that will be your first option in the Options bar in fact. That is a static control, meaning that it affects the next selection outline that you draw. I don't recommend you use it. I recommend you leave this feather value set to zero at all times, because there is a better way to feather a selection outline using the Feather command, and it's just as accurate. Unlike antialiasing you can apply feathering after drawing a selection.

All right, so I'm once again working in the original version of The big eye.jpg file, that's found inside the 03_select_essentials folder. I'm going to switch over to the Elliptical Marquee tool, I'm goin...

Blurring a selection with Feather
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Blurring a selection with Feather provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels and Masks: The Essentials

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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