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,



      Mac 10.7.5, PSCS6


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