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