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I’m trying to figure out how to feather a brush, or add feathering to a current brush.  The hardness/softness control doesn’t work as expected, if like most professionals, you’re coming from photoshop.  100% soft is not soft at all when using a basic brush, there is still a hard edge between stroke and empty.  I especially use a feathered brush when painting masks to blend 2 objects.

Please explain how to add feathering to a brush, if this is possible, meaning I’ve missed something.  If it’s not possible please, please, for all the professionals coming from photoshop, add this feature immediately. 

Out of all the amazing features Affinity offers, I’m surprised such a simple but intensely used feature was missed.


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Hi @chrisborgman,

Welcome to the forums

The brush tool does not have a feather option and to soften the edges of the brush stroke you will need to reduce the hardness to 10% or below, if you are using selections to make your mask then the selection tool and the selection refine tool both have a feather option to soften the selection edges.

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