How to edit a fake id template guide step by step
What you will need to edit the fake id template
Two things, photo editor software capable of editing PSD image files and the correct font file(s).
Photo software editors like Adobe Photoshop, Corel, and some others. When unsure, if your installed imaging software will suffice, just try and open the template file with it. When you get an error the file format is not supported you can buy the software online or use a free online PSD file editor such as photopea or freephototool.
Before you unzip the id template
Prior to unzipping ensure you scan with your anti virus. Normally by right clicking the zipped template file you will see an option to scan with your AV software. Even when nothing is detected be cautious of opening any file extension that is not a PSD file or extension you do not recognize. Moreover, never click on a .exe file as they have no business being in a zipped id template.
Unzip the template file
Ensure you unzip to where you can find it preferably to your desktop. Yes, the PSD template files can be very large and that is not abnormal. Some idiots even make the PSD file so large it can freeze up the memory on many computers making the template unable to open. By chance this happens your only option is to say goodbye and delete the file. Good template files will include the font(s) required to match the real issued id card. More than likely you will not already have the font. Many states use a font that is not common to make it just a tiny bit harder on those who want to make a fake.
Font or no font
Look for font files before you open the id template to avoid errors importing the file to your image editor. When the file contains the fonts and you are using a windows operating system do the following. Click the start button, type in “font”, click the “fonts” folder in the results. Should look like the image to the left and drop the font file(s) from the template folder into the fonts folder. 21Overnight has never used an online free editor, so we do not know how a free editor will handle the font issue. Assumption is you will be stuck using the fonts the free editor has to choose from.
What to do when the card template file does not include the fonts
There are only two possible scenarios. First, your template requires the font, it is missing from the zip file to install, and you must find it online. This is not cheap, if you go the honest Abe way. For example going to fonts.adobe.com you have to register an account and pay with a credit card to join their lame “Creative Cloud subscription” all to just obtain the one font you need.
Template files are often designed to be used with the real matching font, but neglected to be included in the zip file. You will find this out as soon as you open the file in the image editor, receive an error that a required file (the font file) is missing, and asking you, if you wish to proceed. Click OK and proceed.
At this point you have two choices.
First, proceed and find the closest font you have that matches. You can do this by clicking the text button and type in several of the exact words like the card holders name. Next, align the typed text above, or below the text you cloned, and size the text to be the same as on the text you cloned. Now, highlight the text in the text box, and go through your drop down menu of available fonts to see which one is closest. As you switch fonts in the drop down you should see the text font change on the template text you typed.
Second, search google for example “California driver license font” and see, if any results show you the font name used. When you can not find the font searching online you can do another search Google “identify font help”. Numerous font sites will aid you to find the font name by answering questions and picking out letter image characteristics that are like the font you are seeking.
Video link – Watch a demonstration of editing the ID template text and changing the color of the text.
Check back often 21Overnight will be adding more ID template guides and new free fake id templates in 2020. Fell free to ask detailed help questions below and 21Overnight will reply.