Retouch Photoshop Selections with Feather
The Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 Feather feature is your secret weapon for making your retouched image look realistic. If you feather a selection (blur its edges) instead, you create a natural-looking transition between the selection and the background of the image.
If you boost the color using curves to the CEO’s face, do you want it to look like a pancake has been attached to his cheek? Of course not — that isn’t discreet (or wise).
To feather an image, follow these steps:
Create a selection.
In the Feather dialog box that appears, type a value in the Feather Radius text field and then click OK.No feathering (top); feathering applied with 20 in the Feather Radius text field (bottom).