Originally Posted by Repairman
Method 1 (of many!) Step by step sequence. I have used a simple blue shape for clarity but it's the same process for a photo. Red colour is the feathered selection displayed as a mask for display purposes only. Just alter the values I have used to change edge size and softness.
THIS is exactly what I was asking for. Thank you.
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