A fake diploma isn’t necessarily a bad
thing. There are a variety of reasons why an individual might need to get their
hands on one quickly and without a lot of fuss. A recent graduate might lose
their copy in a house fire and need to show it to a prospective employer.
Someone else might be working on a joke for their boss and want to create their
own version. Another individual might want to make one for their soon to
graduate child. It sounds a little difficult, but it’s actually fairly easy to
The first step involves looking at as many school diplomas as possible, just to see what
they look like and how everything fits together. It’s also helpful to examine
diplomas relating to the specific area, or type, the user wants to recreate. If
they’re making a high school version, they should look at high school degrees
and look at college degrees if they’re making a college version.
comes shopping for the right type of paper. Diplomas often use heavy cardstock type
paper because it’s of a high quality and lasts for years. The fake
version should look as realistic as possible and that involves using the right
type of paper. A heavy cardstock of white or cream is typically the best bet.
This type of paper is available from most craft supply or office supply stores.
The creator then needs to set up their computer for the actual making of
the degree. Photoshop is a good option, but some prefer other types of graphics
software. They need to make sure they have the name of the school, the type of
degree, and the student’s name listed, along with spots below for the signatures
of all the main parties. The chancellor of the school, as well as the secretary,
both sign the diploma. It’s also helpful to use an elegant scroll font for the
For the diploma to look authentic, the maker must use the seal of
the school. Surprisingly enough, most schools list a copy of their official seal
right on their website. It’s simply a matter of copying the seal from the site
and pasting it on the degree in the appropriate spot. The seal typically fits on
the bottom area, between the signature of the chancellor and secretary.
A helpful tip involves finding a copy of the degree from the school in
question and using that as the basic template for the fake. The user can use
Photoshop to erase the other person’s information and type in their own
information. It also helps the user see any identifying marks on the diploma,
such as a picture of the school or a specific color used in the printing.
When it comes to the printing you should use a quality printer with a
good ink. This prevents any smudging or mistakes from appearing as the diploma
prints out. Then all they need to do is save a copy of the finished project and
examine the degree for any mistakes. Once they sign the names of the official
people on the diploma, it’s finished.