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How to Censor an Image in Photoshop

It’s crucial enough to edit your image before you upload it to the internet. Especially for a serious purpose such as a blog post or social media content for your business accounts. If you have Photoshop installed on your computer, you can use it to censor a certain area of your image. Or, you can also use a free tool such as GIMP or Glimpse to do the same thing. In this post, we will show you how to censor a certain area of an image using Photoshop in case you are new to Photoshop.

Photoshop allows you to use several styles to censor an image part. From making it blurry to pixelate it. To select the area you want to censor, you can use a Marquee Tool or a Lasso tool.

First off, open Photoshop on your computer and open the image you want to censor the part of. You can do so by going to File -> Open. Or, you can simply press the Ctrl+O on the keyboard if you use Windows (more Photoshop shortcuts). Once the image opens, activate one of the Marquee tools or Lasso tools on the toolbox. To do so, press and hold the Marquee Tools group or Lasso Tools group and select the one you want to use.

After selecting a Marquee tool or Lasso tool, select the area of an image you want to censor.

Next, go to the File menu and select Pixelate -> Mosaic.

Set the cell size on the appearing property box and click the OK button to apply it.

Go to Select -> Deselect (Ctrl+D) to deselect the selected area.

If you want to use a different censor style (other than mosaic), you can simply select a different option on the Pixelate sub-menu. If you want to use a blur effect, you can go to Filter -> Blur after selecting an image area.

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