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Video Tutorial: Blur Out Faces and Other Details from a Photo (for Mac)

Hi everyone! If you read my blog often, you probably noticed that I often blur sections of my photos to remove the faces and names of my students. A follower recently inquired about the process and I am thrilled to share my secret with you. I use the “retouch” editing feature in the iPhoto program for Mac.


To demonstrate, I created a short YouTube video just for you lovelies. I know how busy you are so I kept it short and sweet – about 6 minutes long.

Please note: This tutorial is only for Mac users. If you are a PC user, I am sorry that this video will not be helpful to you, but Ms. Jessica from A Turn to Learn has a great tutorial for PC users.

I hope you found this helpful!

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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  1. So glad I found this! Much easier than dragging into Photoshop. Another thing I do to save time is rather than exporting to my desktop, I just take a screen shot of the photo. It compresses it and shoots it over to my desktop so I can use it easily without digging through iphoto.
    Thanks so much!
    Whimsy Workshop 

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)


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