Published on April 21, 2023

How to blur text in a document?

I have a document in which I want to blur some text. In this blog I’ll show you a super fast and simple method to do that in Adobe Photoshop. This way you can hide certain information in a printed or scanned document!

Rather watch the video with instructions? Then scroll down to the end of this page or click here to watch the tutorial.

If you want to download the photo with the document I’m using, click here.

Step 1: Select text

Open the document you want to edit. Then select the rectangular marquee tool.

Make a selection around the text that you want to blur. If you want to blur more text, select ‘add to selection‘. Then make a selection around the rest of the text too.

Select text

Step 2: Blur text

If all the text you want to blur is selected, navigate to ‘Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur‘.

I use a radius of 7,0 pixels. You can also use a different amount, just take a look at the preview to see how it looks.

Blur text

Now press CTRL+D to deselect. And that’s how you blur text in a document in Adobe Photoshop!

Blur text in a document

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