Have you ever tried to photoshop your face into the center of a currency note? If yes, then you would probably know about this unusual regulation from Adobe. Those who haven’t might think that it would be easy by pasting your own face into a new layer and coloring it. But, it turns out Photoshop can detect the kind of stuff we try to meddle with and stops anything that appears to be a legal tender. They call it the Counterfeit Detection System, and its aim is to monitor images that are being uploaded into the Photoshop system and filters out anything from a public tender.
Well, the downside is that you won’t be able to mess with the faces of some people who absolutely don’t deserve to be on currency. But, it turns out, as you experiment with different notes from around the world, you get to find out that only a few currencies are protected by this CDS. A 100 $ US currency note won’t load won’t load, and the whole range of British pound won’t load as well. Canadian currency is also protected and wouldn’t load in the Photoshop menu. However, curiously, many of the smaller notes like 5 $, 10$ and even 50$ ones were able to load in the software. Funny why the government would only be concerned about the 100 $ one only! Chinese Yuan and South Africa Rand were easily uploaded. Perhaps the government might want to look into this if they are to prevent truly from fooling around with currency on the popular photo editing software.
Photoshop had this functionality for many years, ten to be precise. It is inefficient on the part of government that they aren’t able to capitalize from this free feature when they would gladly give away money for a ban like this in their own territory!
Interesting article, thanks. I seem to be able to load them using Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2014.1.0