Refine Mask Edge

Refine EdgeThis command allows you to fine-tune layer mask edges by means of the "Refine Edge" dialog.

  1. In the Effects panel, double-click the "Refine Edge" thumnail.
  2. In the "Refine Edge" dialog, Choose preview mode that better emphasizes your mask edge - with or without overlay.
  3. Remove the jagged edges with the "Smooth" slider. Be cautious though - smoothing may deselect some important detail.
  4. If necessary, soften the mask edges with the "Feather" slider.
  5. Use the "Contract/Expand" slider to adjust the size of the masked area.
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Refining mask edges