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Adobe Photoshop - Selecting soft-edged objects using Refine Edge

This guide will help you precisely select objects with soft edges (e.g. a dog, hair).

To Use the Refine Edge Tool:

  1. Select the part of the image using the quick select tool.
  2. Click Refine Edge.
  3. Once a viewing mode is chosen, then the editing process begins.
  4. Enable the Smart Radius option.
  5. Use the Refine Radius tool to include transitional areas that were originally cut off.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:"Smart Radius", "Refine Radius", Radius, ps, "Selections & Layer Masks"   Doc ID:64211
Owner:Richard L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2016-06-17 13:48 CDTUpdated:2020-01-02 10:20 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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