Photoshop: Selective feathering of selection via brush

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Since I am already on here, something I have wanted for a long time is a way to feather parts of a selection more than others. I think it should be possible after making a selection to brush the edge of the selection to have different amounts of feathering on different parts of the selection. I know that I can make multiple selections and feather them separately, but I do a lot of clipping and it would be a lot faster this way.
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Have you tried using the "Quick Mask" mode? It turns your current selection into a temporary active Mask that you can paint on and select other pieces of... for instance, you make your feathered selection, then press "q" to jump to quick-mask-mode and now you can use a soft brush to change that selection's edges.
It might be counterintuitive, but you can even make selections on the quick-mask, feather those selections, then run a blur filter on the quick mask to "feather" the selected bits.
Then hit "q" again to return it to an active selection...

If you are making masks directly on the layers, you can do this directly on them and see how it is affecting them by shift-alt(opt)-clicking on the mask's thumbnail!