I had to remove the upgrade and go back to 2015 so I can use Refine Edge...
You've done a great job describing this. It's crazy. I'd love someone to explain why this tool is working so erratically and poorly.
same as with the LR import dialog.
adobe insists that the changes make sense and are way better.
yet a great percentage of customers just HATE it.
the new mask tools is BROKEN and adobe won ́t admit it.
some paid employees do videos that praise the new tool, but reality looks different.
One thing I've noticed is the new Select & Mask does a really nice job on large, fat, simple masks... both in finding the edge and blending to the texture of the edge. Anything with meticulous, technical detail it does an absolutely abysmal job... really really bad. So I work in the new version, and then any time I have to use the select and mask, I save, open it again in the last photoshop version, mask, save, quit re-open in newest version..... Please please please prioritize this issue, this is killing my
Original Selected Mask
"Edge Detection" at default values
No Change. Radius 1px
PREVIOUS REFINE EDGE RESULTS
This is how it used to work.. beautifully, magically
If you could give an update on expectations that would be great! Thanks guys