How to make type in Photoshop match that on a scanned image

I have scanned some text, and I need to add a name in matching type and style. I have tried, but it’s not as jagged as the scan, and doesn’t look the same.

How do I make the added type match the scanned text? Please see the image for a comparison of the scan and what I’ve added.

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Answer

In your case you need to break regularity of your letters to look more like printed raster. I worked with your current image, if you will have higher resolution, you will need to adjust effect settings accordingly.

  1. Copy you letters in a new file
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  2. Double the image size (it will add some blur, which is good)

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  1. Add effect. Filter -> Pixelate -> Crystallize. Use “5” for cell size.

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Image with effect:

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  1. Copy and paste back to your original file. Decrease the size to your original:

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Quite close to the printed letters you try to mimic.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Ravi Desai , Answer Author : Vnovak

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