Jun 26

How to feather in Photoshop – Tutorial

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:42 — julie

Feather allows your image/object’s border to blend with background nicely. In this tutorial we are showing you how to feather in Photoshop. Steps to feather in Photoshop:

1. First of all open Adobe Photoshop. We are using Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 but this also works on earlier or later versions. step-1-open-photoshop-feather

2. Next, Open the image to use a feather. To do that, click on the File >> Open and select the file you want to open. Then click on the Open.


3. Next, from the tool box, select Magnetic Lasso Tool (Shortcut – L) and make a selection around the image. The magnetic lasso tool is an amazing selection tool that automatically detects and can snap to the edge around the object as you make a selection. If you want to cancel last snap then press backspace and make the selection again. Make sure you click to lock the snap. step-3-make-selection-feather

4. Next, from the menu bar, choose Select > Modify > Feather or you can also right click on the image and then select Feather. step-4-modify-feather

5. Next, set the Feather Radius value = 10 pixels and click OK. Here, you can specify how much feathering you want to apply in pixels. The higher the value here, the bigger the feather effect will be. It is recommended to use higher feather radius value for larger image with high resolution. step-5-set-radius-feather

6. Next, copy by choosing Edit > Copy from the menu bar or just press Ctrl + c. step-6-copy-selection-feather

7. Next, create a new document. To do that, select File > New from the menu bar and then click OK. step-7-new-feather

8. Paste the copied image by pressing ctrl+v or choose Edit >> Paste from the menu bar. Change background if required. Feather can be used with almost all the selection tools. That’s all the steps to use feather in Photoshop. step-8-paste-feather

Did you find this feather Photoshop tutorial helpful? If so, please leave a comment below!

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