Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Feathering selections, part of Time-Saving Tips Using Photoshop.
you may want to soften or feather the edges of that selection. … This could be done for a number of reasons, … sometimes technical and sometimes aesthetic. … but I'd really like that text to stand out a little bit more … on the background layer … that'll set my colors to the default, … and that is going to fill that with that color. … Now you can see that it's a very hard edge, right, … and it would be cool, I'm thinking, if it had a softer edge. … There's a couple of ways that we could do that. … I mean, one way is, let me deselect this, … with the rectangular marquee tool selected, … I could come up here to the option bar … and if I increase the feather, … that will allow me to draw a selection … in that using that technique, … what does 8.4 pixels even mean? … And it's really going to vary based on the resolution … of your image so I'm going to go ahead and undo that. … And let's just go ahead and come up here … and we'll set the feather back to zero, okay. … and from here we can go to modify and I can choose feather. …
- Customizing Photoshop
- Zooming and panning techniques
- Using Photoshop tool shortcuts
- Selecting, moving, showing, and merging layers
- Adjusting brush size
- Transforming selections
- Adding a color adjustment
- Changing type properties
- Working with Smart Objects
Skill Level Intermediate
Time-Saving Tips Using Illustratorwith Chad Chelius1h 45m Intermediate
Lightroom Classic CC: Working Fasterwith Chris Orwig1h 25m Intermediate
Mastering Selections in Photoshop CCwith Tim Grey3h 13m Beginner
1. Performance and Interface Tips
3. Selections and Masking
4. Working with Type
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