Use the Feather slider in the Properties panel for a more flexible way of creating soft edges.
For over 30 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World (28 times), spoken at many photography events, written numerous articles and several books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many online courses for Kelby Training and CreativeLive. In 2016, 2017 and 2019 Dave was named a MAX Master instructor at Adobe MAX.
Over the last 20 years, Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.