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How to Use Photoshop to Make a Fake ID or Edit Documents

Updated on April 29, 2016

Adobe Photoshop is the most popular tool used to edit graphics, images and photos. Many graphic designers and professional photographers use Photoshop using such tools as: layers with masks, color spaces, ICC profiles, transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, clipping paths, and duotone settings. If you don't have any idea what any of those things are, don't worry. I am going to give you some basic and easy instructions in order to help you complete simple tasks using Photoshop. It is normally quite simple to use Photoshop, the hard part is knowing what tools to use, and how to use them. I had to learn this through trial and error, I am going to give you a head start.


Project 3 : Edit ID Or Documents
There are various reasons why somebody might want to create fake ID, and many of those are illegal. This lesson will show you how to edit an image of your ID card or documents that you may want to alter, however the technique used will not be good enough to create ID for the purpose of fraud or any other such crime (this is a good thing, because I do not want to assist anyone to commit a crime). This may however be good enough to sign up for websites that you are not old enough to use, or provide documents to eBay or Paypal (you might want to check your local laws to make sure you are not breaking any).
Changing the date of birth and photo is actually very simple in most cases, in this case we will use an image of a sample NY State Drivers license. This is not a real license, only a sample.

Step By Step:

Step 1:
With Photoshop open on your computer, go to "file" in the top right corner, then scroll down and click "open", then browse through your computer and select the image you intend to edit or alter.

Step 2: Use the magnification tool on the bottom left of the menu (looks like a magnifying glass) and zoom in on the date of birth.

Step 3: In this case the original date of birth is 06-09-1985, we will simply use the rectangular marquee tool on the top left of the menu (looks like a little square) to copy the "6", simply place a square just covering the area of the 6. click ctrl C, then ctrl V.

Step 4: Now you should have a copy of the number "6". use the move tool on the top of the left menu to slide the "6" over and completely cover the "8", now we have a date of birth in the year 1965, as apposed to 1985. You can imagine how this might be useful?

Step 5: If you only intended to change the date of birth, then you are finished and you can skip to step 7, however if you want to edit the name or address you can use the same process and continue moving numbers or letters around. You will be limited to the characters you have to work with, but in most cases this will be enough to slightly change name and address. For example, you can change 1043 front st, to 1430 fort st.

Step 6:
If you intend to change a photo of an ID, in some cases you can simply paste a photo of the same size and similar background as I have done in this example. If it is not going to be that simple, you can see my article on face swapping:

Step 7: When your image is complete, I suggest you print it out, then scan it and save it as a scan, this makes it look more authentic and takes away evidence of tampering.

*Interesting Fact* What does Photoshop CS3 stand for?
The original Adobe program was named "Creative Suite"
So CS3 stands for "Creative Suite 3"

This article is intended for the purpose of amusement only, and not for the purposes of fraud or any other illegal activity. Credit card companies and banks are not going to accept any documents altered using these methods, so if that is your intention then please do not bother to try. It is illegal to falsify government issued ID cards or documents, and we strongly advise against this. We hope you can have a little fun editing documents in a legal and safe way that doesn't harm others.



This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


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      11 days ago

      Thanks alot 5this helped so much

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      Nji Bless 

      5 months ago

      I wan to learn fake doucument

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      Longfellow Gerber Deeds 

      12 months ago

      Fake id is for longfellow deeds

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      14 months ago

      Can u help me do it now?

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      18 months ago

      I want to edit name in Passport

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      18 months ago

      ..I don't no how to do this on my

      mobile pls teach me

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      Neeraj Sharma 

      19 months ago

      Fake marksheet

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      Poribas Sarkar 

      20 months ago


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      21 months ago

      Which version of photoshop exactly

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      22 months ago

      Isnt editing this kind of stuff illegal in itself no matter how its done including anything whether date of birth adress name etc. Why is this site even airing this

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      Zeemam khan 

      23 months ago

      Cool looking

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      Amos Jacob 

      2 years ago

      please how can i download Photoshop to my pc

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      3 years ago

      I love it

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      3 years ago


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      3 years ago

      Mobile phone me kese chnge hogi fake marksheet

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      3 years ago

      i tried changing the numbers but it says the alyer is blocked,i dont understand why i cant change it

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      3 years ago

      Author please i don't know how to do this online i know you can help me thanks

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      Chris R. 

      4 years ago

      I appreciate any information on scammers, because I really do need a fake due to my medical needs. Using my real name I cannot get medical help, however with a fake I would be treated like a human being. Truth is I have a doctor who is a computer hacker and keeps me from getting treatment from any doctor all she does is run my birthdate and social security number and name and that's it for anywhere that I go. If you get hold of any more information please send them my way because I'm looking for an ID to save my life.

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      4 years ago

      No way to replicate any state license without expensive equipment. Much more sense to just buy one, if that is what you really want. is an interesting website all about buying ids online. The owner even posts his fakes that he purchased from an online fake id maker to show the great replica work of some sites. Even a page showing famous entertainers fake ids. Seems even movie stars need a good fake to buy a beer.

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      6 years ago

      how do i do it in mac?

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      Rani Nath 

      7 years ago from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

      lol. nice one

    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      7 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok

      @dBrian .. thank you for commenting, I hope you have fun with it!

    • dBrian profile image


      7 years ago

      Photoshop is awesome. Nice tutorial you made it very easy to understand.

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      Diana Grant 

      8 years ago from London

      Good fun! How about putting a Santa Claus face and details on a driving licence with an appropriate message, and creating your own quirky Christmas cards

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      Pro Hobo 

      8 years ago from Mostly Europe

      Fantastic easy to follow article!

    • iburahimu profile image


      8 years ago


      Good skills don't have to be to break the law, but still useful to know. I love Photoshop and use it widely in most of my graphics need.

      Useful.. :D

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      8 years ago from Houston TX

      Great and funny hub that is well shared.

    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      8 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok

      The holograms are only a problem if you are trying to make a hard copy of a fake governement issued ID. That is totally illegal and certainly not what this article is about. The tutorial shows you how to make an image of a document that is good enough to signup for a website, or just for laughs. We don't want to give people instructions on how to break the law.

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      8 years ago

      Now only all those pesky hallow grams to get past. Haha

    • dsmythe profile image


      8 years ago

      Hahahaha how to photoshop drivers license. Funny.


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