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How to censor individual words in a long text paragraph without catching attention to them?

Replace the word to censor with an equal length innocuous word. For example, many websites will censor words like "kill" or "fxxx" and substitute "hugs". Or substitute &...
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How do I feather a mask in Sketch?

You can get a feathering effect in some cases using alpha masking. However, this doesn't allow you to feather complex (or some simple) shapes in an easy way. Alpha masking allows you to mask using an ...
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Why Gaussian blur in Illustrator fades into gray?

Anti-Aliasing in a CMYK document. Using a 100% K black background... Using a Rich Black background... Working in RGB.... CMYK documents have some limitations. Some of the raster options which rely ...
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How do I feather a mask in Sketch?

The original question was a good one, with a concrete example which is displayed on the sketch help page for Masking, and @Alex Magill's answer is helpful, (though the video is no longer available). ...
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How to create blurring layer in adobe illustrator

It sounds like you want to use an opacity mask (accessed through the Transparency panel). The masking object needs to be on a layer above the art it is masking. So, if you want to apply a Gaussian ...
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Resolving blurred scanner compact disc album artwork

The proper way to do this if you want quality scans is to remove the paper from the plastic and scan the paper, not the jewel case. You can pry open the jewel case base to get the sleeve out, just be ...
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Blur effect in a logo? A NO or a GO?

Your inclinations seem correct to me, but I find if very challenging to be definitive without seeing images. There are use cases where branding adapts - off the top of my head Apple comes to mind. It'...
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Adobe Photoshop method to give results equivalent to 'Background Blur' in Adobe XD

Here's one simple method. There may be others . . . Create a copy of the background layer, and apply some Gaussian blur to it. Use the elliptical selection tool to make a circle, then add it as a ...
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Photoshop wrap around edges blur

Duplicate your original image into a new layer. Add guides to edges of original image. Enlarge your canvas by 200%. Duplicate the image to all eight neighboring sides to make seamless tiling. Apply ...
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Gaussian blur leaves hard edges in GIMP

What you have is "banding". This happens when you don't get a transition between areas of similar colors. A tell-tale sign is that the histogram look like a hair comb: Very often this is due to color ...
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How to represent blurry artwork with vectors (Illustrator or SVG)?

Let me explore the topic a bit. The shape If we are attempting to do this with vector shapes, the shape itself must be right. It is easy to have deformed or disproportional shapes. One way to prepare ...
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Reset radial blur to center

Hold down ⌘ and the Cancel button will change to Default. Click Default
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Batch convert portrait photo to landscape with blurred, extended background - Windows utility needed (NOT Photoshop)

@Metasomatism: Your comment lead me to the solution. If you change that to an answer I'll gladly accept it. The command that does the trick is for /f "delims=?" %f in ('dir *.jpg /b') do convert -...
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Applying blur amount in a gradient manner in Photoshop

In newer versions of Photoshop, such as 22.4, there is finally a proper solution: Filter > Blur Gallery > Tilt-Shift Drag the center to the pointy part of the pin Rotate the effect to match the ...
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How to create blurring layer in adobe illustrator

You can apply any effect on a layer and it will affect all items in that layer as if they were one item. Doing this requires you to know a non-obvious thing about the layer panel. That is that things ...
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Illustrator: fuzzy looking icons when exporting to PNG

One method you could use is to employ Photoshop to rescale the 64 x 64 pixel icon. If you use the "bicubic sharper" method when resampling, the results will look just a touch sharper and more detail ...
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How to represent blurry artwork with vectors (Illustrator or SVG)?

There is no good solution. I mean you can force a solutuon but it will never be a good solution since the standard does not give you any tools for this. The filters were supposed to be enough for you. ...
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How to make an acrylic blur using gaussian blur in Affinity Designer

Edit: I answered this for Photoshop before realising that the OP had asked for Affinity Designer. I'll leave this answer in any case, since it might be useful to someone. As far as I have been able ...
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Photoshop - Blur Effect?

There is no blur involved, it's all Warping. Start with an appropriate image. Here is one I like :) (from http://www.serialoptimist.com/admin/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Images-of-Jackie-Chan.jpeg) ...
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How to censor individual words in a long text paragraph without catching attention to them?

Just blur it out or cover it with black boxes. If the actual text isn't important, it's not something you've written, and it'll only be visible briefly, why not just cover it with a blur or a black ...
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How to censor individual words in a long text paragraph without catching attention to them?

Instead of the typical black box for censoring, use a gray that is roughly equal to the visual weight/value of the word.
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How to create linear falloff for line I drew?

In order to avoid the stripes, I suggest the following: Create the map in really high resolution 4000x4000 or even more. Apply a little gausian blur when it's done to smooth it more. In brush ...
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Blur Only Part of Line / Edge in Illustrator

You could do this in Illustrator, however I feel it would be far easier in Photoshop. Anyway, one possibility would be to group everything, and make a blurred copy of the artwork. Then make a black ...
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tutorial to "motion blur" people on background

I very much doubt that was done in post. It's probably done live in-camera, & took 10 attempts at getting the main subject to stay still enough. You could perhaps fake it in post, but you'd be ...
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How to create 3d metallic man in inkscape?

Although you could recreate something like this in Inkscape manually, I think it would be better to use 3D modelling software such as Blender. I strongly suspect that is how the original was made. If ...
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How to fix blurry text underline?

Edit > Free Transform tool. Zoom in (more than 200%) and use the up/down arrow keys to nudge the text by sub-pixel values until the underline go crisp. That's the only workaround I know.
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