The Soften tool is used to make a specific area of an image softer.
In the Tool Options pane, customize the Soften tool:
Brush Size: Drag the Brush Size slider to adjust the size of the Soften tool brush. Hold down thekey to extend the range of the Brush Size slider beyond 100%. You can also manually enter a value from 0% to 200%.
Tip: You can use theand keys on your keyboard to change the size of the Soften tool brush.
Softness: Drag the Softness slider to adjust the softness of the edges of the Soften tool brush. With softer edges, the softened areas will usually blend in better with the rest of the image.
Strength: Drag the Strength slider to adjust the intensity of the softening effect.
Select a tonal range to soften:
Brush over the area of your image you’d like to soften.
Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press thekey on your keyboard to see what the image looked like before you softened anything in it.
Click Reset to discard all the current changes made with the Soften tool.