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Identify the font used in the ID by searching online and comparing to change your ID. If you scanned your personal ID and want to change the text, you need to start by figuring out what typeface your font uses. You can look online to see if the info for your state or department is available or you can simply open the ID next to a list of commonly-used fonts and compare them.[4]
Courier, with slab serif, is used on a lot of older licenses.
A lot of newer driver’s licenses use Arial—or some slightly-modified version of it.
Creating a convincing fake ID is not only extremely difficult, but extremely dangerous. The penalties for making a fake ID often include jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. It also doesn’t help that law enforcement, security professionals, and ID scanners are incredibly adept at spotting fraudulent documents. If you do decide to go through with it and make a fake ID, you’ll need a template, a solid understanding of how to use photo-editing software, and access to the right cardstock and materials.
Cover type by copying and pasting the background over old text. Use the clone tool or “clone stamp” to cover any letters or numbers that you want to change. Zoom in on the ID and copy the blank piece of background right next to the letter or number you’re changing. Move the copied piece of background over the letter and number and place it to make it seem like it was never there in the first place. Place a text box over any letters or numbers that you need to replace before typing in new values.[5]
You can zoom in and modify the text that already exists instead of replacing it. For example, you can turn an 8 into a 6 by clone stamping the upper section of an 8 on the right. Similarly, you can turn a 6 into an 8 by cloning the bottom right of the lower loop and pasting it into the opening.
If you plan on changing entire lines of text, the end result is going to look really bad. Try to modify as few of the text fields as possible since the clone tools in editing programs will only work on a smaller scale with the complicated backgrounds of most IDs.
Check the base of any new text you enter to ensure that it lines up with the other characters on the ID.