This tip explains how you can feather a soft edge around a photograph.
Open your image.Draw a selection with the marquee tool or with the lassotool.Feather your selection (SHIFT+CTRL+D). Try using a settingof 5 here. Now invert your selection (CTRL+SHIFT+I). Fill theselection (select Edit>>Fill) with the color you want it toblend into (white in this example).