Text out of focus

Create a New 800×400 pixels Document. Type in your text and make it big so it uses all document space.

Text out of focus

Create a New Layer and get the Brush tool, with the Soft Rounded 300 pixel selected, click once over the letter that you want to be focused.

Text out of focus

Holding down Control on your keyboard, left-click the layer we have just created and applied the brush to it. When the brush selection is done press Control + Shift + I to invert the selection:

Text out of focus

Now, select the text layer and go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, set the Radius to 10 pixels and click OK. You will be asked to rasterize the layer and click OK too, you will end with something like this:

Text out of focus

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