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.
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.
Copy you letters in a new file
Double the image size (it will add some blur, which is good)
- Add effect. Filter -> Pixelate -> Crystallize. Use “5” for cell size.
Image with effect:
- Copy and paste back to your original file. Decrease the size to your original:
Quite close to the printed letters you try to mimic.