How do you blur just a small part of an image?

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2021-05-05 09:55:20

Let's say I have a photo of a boarding pass, and I want to blur our my name or frequent flyer number or the barcode on the boarding pass before posting it on social media. What's the process for this? I was expecting a single tool like in Photoshop which I could 'paint' over the desired part of an image, but Format > Effects > Blur seems to apply a 'blur' to the entire image. What am I missing?
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2021-05-05 10:25:52

Hi David. When no particular area is selected, the effect will be applied to the entire image. To blur a specific area, you'll need to select it first using any of the Selection tools in Pixelmator Pro, then apply the desired effect. There's also the brush-based Soften tool (Tools > Retouch > Soften) you can use if you simply want to paint over an area to blur it.
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2021-05-14 05:01:55

Thanks Aurelija, for the soft of quick blurring I'd want for a specific part of a boarding pass the Soften tool seems to do the trick nicely and with minimum fuss. Appreciate your help
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2021-05-14 08:33:37

You're welcome! Glad to hear the Soften tool did the trick for you.