How to Make Your Own Handwriting Font

templatewithmarker In this new world no one is interested to write something like letters, documents etc. We are all have electronics equipment like computer,laptop and tablet PCs. Normally we prepared documents or letters in a typesetting or document editing software and we will take a print out of it. I f any signatures needed we just put it on appropriate place. Some times we need some changes in the document, like a unique layout or design.

In olden days it is believed that handwriting skills are necessary for creating documents and letters and the handwriting reflects our personality. Some people believed that handwriting reflects our intellectual abilities. Anyway, our handwriting naturally reflects our behavior. There is an old saying that “Change your handwriting can change your life”. Still you believe in this and want to prove handwriting reflects personality of a person, write something in your handwriting and compared it with the printed matter. There are a few ways to type something in handwriting fonts. There are a huge number of handwriting fonts are available. Do you want to create your own handwriting font? Here are some cool ways to prepare your own handwriting font. So next time when you are preparing a letter or document you can select your own handwriting font.

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Fontcapture

Fontcapture turns you handwriting to fonts. First go the site yourfonts.com and download their font template. You can see a list of alphabets, letters and symbols in the template. Print the template and carefully fill in the single sheet grid (you will probably remember your copywriting book used in your school days). You don’t need to fill every slot if you are not using some specific symbols in your daily writing. You can skip over them. Once you filled and completed the template you can scan and upload it to font capture. It process your template and build your handwriting font for personal use.YourFonts allows you to upload large templates (up to 6000 x 9000 pixels) and it has the most advanced raster to vector conversion algorithm.

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Steps involved in creating your own fonts using Your fonts,

  • Print template – Print it off the template downloaded.
  • Complete template – Carefully fill in the single sheet grid
  • Scan and save template –Scan the template and save it.
  • Upload template-upload template to yourfonts site
  • Preview your font- Check the fonts are correctly built or not.
  • Download –download the font
  • Install and use –Install it and select the font in your document editor and start typing….

Fontifier

Fontifier lets you use your own handwriting for the text you write on your computer. It turns a scanned sample of your handwriting into a handwriting font that you can use in your word processor or graphics program, just like regular fonts such as Helvetica.

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FontCreator

Want to make a font based on your own handwriting, here  is an another way to do it, that is with a software.To build your own handwriting font do the following things (the process is almost similar, the only difference is here we are using a software for creating fonts).

Steps to create font,

  • Download template character set (click here)
  • Open (template is in pdf format use Adobe Reader or similar software) and print the template
  • Mark using a dark marker (preferably black)
  • scan the filled template
  • FontCreator (download FontCreator from High-Logic)

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FontCreator is one of the most popular font editing software. It has an intuitive interface that allows beginners to become productive immediately and it contains the powerful drawing tools that font designers require to create and edit high-quality TrueType and OpenType fonts. Instead of writing on to the template you could draw characters with a drawing tablet or draw them straight away into your favorite paint software. You can find the complete tutorial for making a handwriting font can find from here.

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FontStruct  

   FontStruct is a free online font-building tool sponsored by the leading retailer of digital type, FontShop. FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.You can create ‘FontStructions’ using the ‘FontStructor’ font editor. Once you’re done building, FontStruct generates high-quality TrueType fonts, ready to use in any Mac or Windows application. You can keep your creations to yourself, or you can share your "FontStructions". You can also explore the Gallery of fonts made by other FontStruct users and download them or even copy them and make your own variations. You can use fontstruct help to build your own fonts easily.

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   What you think about using handwriting font? You can use this method to create email signatures. Can you suggest some other tools to make handwriting fonts?

2 Comments

  1. can you make chinese hand writing font?

    1. You can use some tools which supports the Chinese language. Here are some tools which supports more than one language. Do an internet search you will find some tips to do it. Font Factory is a program to create and edit your own fonts. The program is compatible with English, Spanish, Portuguese languages. Characters are added by typing them using the keyboard. The program can save a font’s project so you can edit it later. Another tool is FontCreator. With FontCreator, you can create your own fonts (design each character from scratch), or you can take any font file and redesign the characters you want. You can import and convert images to use them as characters, preview and install the fonts in Windows.

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