I have posted here before about not getting the expected results when using the refine brush tool. I continue to have problems, and normally find that the refine brush makes the mask edges worse, not better. I also find that the problem is the same after using either the masking brush (with or without the Perfect Brush), or the AI masking tool. I am either doing something wrong or my expectations of the refine brush are incorrect. I would therefore welcome any help with this.
I have put together a sequence of versions of a photo to illustrate the problem. In this example, I just want to mask the sky, which should be a relatively simple task. Firstly, I applied AI quick mask to a local adjustment. When the red overlay is viewed at 100%, there are areas that can be seen where the mask is not quite correct. To try and fix this, I used a refine brush, size 150, mode "auto". This was painted over the edge of the mask, overlapping both the sky and land. After applying the refine brush, the mask is clearly worse. (I also find similar problems when the paint in or paint out modes are used).
The sequence of photos with sidecar files can be accessed via the following links. The file names identify which is which.
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