You could duplicate the image (Ctrl+J)
Then apply some blur (Filter >> Blur >>Gaussian Blur)
That will blur the whole image so apply a layer mask and invert (press Ctrl+I)
Set foreground color chip to white and select the brush and choose a very small diameter. Then brush gently over the edges to reveal the blur.
You can switch the color chip to black to undo a mistake then back to white to continue.
Alternatively simply select the blur tool from the tools pallet (keep pressing the R key to tab tool choices) and blur the edges as wanted. It’s a little more crude but will probably do the job.
where do i select foreground colour chip
Bottom left of tools pallet. Press the D key for the default black & white.
layer mask and invert is that the same when its blured or is there an invert tool? sorry i'm a bit of a newbie
Can you see the layers pallet (if not use the menu: Window >> Layers)
You click on the small circle symbol to add a layer mask.
did you do the banner in the alternivive method, can't get my head round it...
I done the second method, i see what you mean a small brush is required and a steady hand...
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I used the first method with the layer mask. That also means you can reduce the opacity if you wish a little of the original rough edge to show through the blur effect.