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.
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.
You can make the new text perfectly match the scanned text, if you can replace the scanned text also.
It may or may not work for your use case, but I think it's the only way to really do what you ask, "make the added type match the scanned text".