4.9. Feather

The Feather command feathers the edges of the selection. This creates a smooth transition between the selection and its surroundings. You normally feather selection borders with the Feather Edges option of the selection tools, but you may feather them again with this command.

4.9.1. Activating the Command

You can access this command from the image menubar through SelectFeather.

4.9.2.  Description of the Feather Selection dialog window

Figure 16.33. The Feather Selection dialog

The Feather Selection dialog

Feather selection by

Enter the width of the selection border feathering. The default units are pixels, but you can also choose other units with the drop-down menu.

Selected area continue outside image

If the selection is on border of the image (or goes beyond the border), this option acts as if the selected area continued outside the image.

Figure 16.34. Example

Example

Original. Selection on border.

Example

Option checked. The right border is not feathered.

Example

Option unchecked