9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2018 2:01 PM by Katie Houghton

    Manipulating stock photos of currency

    kennethp

      I downloaded a photo of a $100 bill from shutterstock.com with the intention of changing the color and adding layer masks, only to find out that I can't even open it in Photoshop due to counterfeit deterrence measures. When I inquired about this with shutterstock — is there another option, such as just using a portion of the bill? — I was met with no help other than a suggestion to confer with Adobe. Is anyone here familiar with the issue? I'm not stupid — I have no intention of creating my own look-alike bill and the final image will look nothing like a C-note, but I don't know how to follow the rules and still have the starting point I need. Any help is appreciated.