Have you ever wished you had a different identity? It would be truly nice to be able to change your identity even if it is only for a few minutes. Fortunately, there are ways to make this happen. For one, you can go through court to have your name changed. However, the process may take months to complete. Another quick and simple way is buying a fake ID. Of course, there are downsides and upsides to utilizing this document.


 
Digital Camera
To create a passport photo (2” X 2”), a digital camera is a necessity. Digital cameras are designed to record and restore digital images. Creating a photo will never be easier than with one of the devices. If you do not have a digital camera on hand, you can visit a retail store or pharmacy that has a photo department. Without a real passport photo, you will not be able to create a fake ID.

Photoshop
Photoshop is an image editing software that is utilized to create fake IDs. The program is very simple to utilize for this purpose. However, it does require some skills and experience to create a photo that can pass as legitimate. In fact, the photo must be sized and adjusted in both brightness and contrast to match the original photo on a legal identification document, such as a license or identification card issued by a state agency.

GIMP
GIMP is very similar to Photoshop. Many people utilize GIMP instead of Photoshop because it is free to utilize. Like Photoshop, GIMP is designed to offer simplicity. However, it will take some practice to perfect a photo that can be utilized on a fake ID. GIMP will allow you to alter every aspect of your photo. Do not rush the process, because it is pertinent to get your photo to look just like the original. If it does not match the photo on your driver’s license, it will not pass as genuine.

Paint.net
Another free image editing program that can be utilized to make fake IDs is Paint.net. This software is very easy to utilize, but like all image editing programs, it will take some practice to achieve perfection. Fortunately, the process is very similar. So, if you utilized any of the image editing programs, you should not have any issues utilizing Paint.net.

Text
All of the image editing programs listed above can be utilized for the text. The key to passing the fake ID off as genuine is the perfect text. It must have the correct spacing and font. In the past, government agencies utilized courier as the font for plain text. Be sure to find out what font your state agency utilizes before attempting to create your fake ID. 

Printer
Once your new ID is complete, it will be ready to be printed. Most modern digital printers will work for this process. Just make sure your color and black ink cartridges are full before printing your new ID. It may take several tries to get the document perfect. 

Cardstock
The only paper that is suitable for fake IDs is called cardstock, also known as pasteboard and cover stock. This paper stock is very durable and thick. In fact, it is more durable and thicker than the paper utilized for printing. While cardstock is thick, it is still very flexible. So, it will work great for this purpose. There are many different types of cardstock. For identification cards, the cardstock must be heavy and have the right finish. You may need to do some research to find out what type of paper stock your state utilizes to make ID cards and licenses. If the sheen of the cardstock is too shiny or dull, your new ID will not pass as genuine.

Laminator
Many people are under the impression that the laminate utilized for making fake IDs is not that important. Well, they are totally wrong. In fact, the laminate must match perfectly. For example, if the laminate hangs over the edge by more than ¼ inch, it will draw a red flag. 

Genuine Or Fake – The Risks?
Passing off a fake ID as genuine is not as easy as it used to be. In fact, all state agencies have taken the steps to make sure that this does not happen. First, they started utilizing images that can be compared directly with the cardholder. Once they discovered that this was not enough to prevent the creation of fake IDs, holographic effects were added. A holography laser pointer and holographic film plates are required to create these effects, which means you may not be able to replicate the images on your original ID. If not, it may be a good idea to consider getting a new ID from a profession. If you do decide to buy fake ID, be sure to only do business with a reputable vendor. 

Barcode
Today, most state agencies embed barcodes into their driver’s license. The barcode is typically located on the back of the driver’s license. The purpose of this feature is to give businesses quick and easy access to cardholders’ personal information. In order for a business to be able to access this information, it must utilize a traditional barcode scanner or software. 

Magnetic Strip
Some state agencies are combating fake IDs by adding magnetic strips. This technology allows businesses to access the information on state ID cards and driver’s license quickly and easy. All of the information on the card is embedded into the magnetic strip.

Criminal Charges
It is risky to try to pass off a fake ID in a business that utilizes barcode scanners and/or software. If you get could, you could face criminal charges. Some states charge the crime as a misdemeanor offense, while others will automatically charge it as a felony. A misdemeanor offense carries a maximum punishment of one year in jail. Felony offenses, on the other hand, have the potential to carry longer sentences. Know the risks, before you put the fake ID to the test. 

The Trained Eye
Businesses that offer specific services train their employees on how to spot fake IDs. So, it will be extremely difficult to get by with passing off a fake ID as genuine in these businesses. Just the slightest imperfection will draw a red flag. The trained eye will be able to spot these imperfections in a matter of nanoseconds. And, it is highly likely that they will be utilizing a barcode scanner, which will not work appropriately if there are any details missing. 

If you get lucky, the clerk will not suspect that the ID is fake. Instead, she will just refuse to accept it because the barcode cannot be processed. She may recommend having it replaced. However, this may not be the case. She may ask for a second opinion from her supervisor, who has even a better trained eye. 

Getting Lucky
Fake IDs are only to be utilized as gag jokes or fun. However, some people accept the risks and try to pass them off to businesses, so they can access contraband, such as alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. Many underage people have utilized fake IDs to access clubs and bars. Whatever the case may be, utilizing fake IDs is risky.