3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2013 7:35 AM by duck13

    Select > Feather vs Feather in option bar

    duck13 Level 1

      If I make a section with the marquee tool, and then Select > feather 100 px, I get a smooth rectangular gradient.

       

      If I use the same Marquee selection, preceded by feathering in the Options Bar, I get an oval selection reflecting the feathering.

       

      I observe the feathering by creating a layer mask, or by dragging the selected Layer into another document.

       

      Why is the feathering different?

       

      Thanks very much,

       

      Sonny

      Mac 10.7.5, PSCS6

       

      BTW, I was doing this little experiment on a Background Layer.