How to Feather in Photoshop
Open Adobe Photoshop and create a canvass. Users should go ahead and create a background layer into which the feathered edges of the image will fade.
Now the user should create a new layer into which the image to be feathered will be inserted. Now would be a good time to touch up the image and the background in preparation for the final product.
Next, the elliptical marquee or other selection tool should be used to select an area of the photo to define the area of the photo that will be feathered.
Now, the background color should be set. This probably works best as one that matches the background, but this may not be the case in every design.
The next step is to click "Select" and then "Modify" and then "Feather" from the main menu. The same result can be obtained by pressing <F6> while holding down the <Shift> key.
Now, the "Feather Radius" should be set. A value between 4 and 12 pixels should be used, depending on personal preference.
Now, click "Edit" and then "Copy" (or press "C" while holding down the <Ctrl> key) to copy your feathered image. The user should now paste the image to the canvass (normally, this will create a new layer).
Now, users should remove the original image layer by right-clicking on the layer in the "Layers" palette and choosing "Delete."
The feathered image can now be placed in its stead, or in another desirable location.
Adobe Photoshop users should not hesitate to use multiple feathered objects on the same canvass. Time spent experimenting with different ways to use this technique usually pay off in the form of more unique and creative products.